Nexon’s CEO Owen Mahoney will tell how to craft a culture of inspiration at GamesBeat Summit

Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney will speak about creating a culture of inspiration and creativity at [Venture Beat’s] next conference, titled GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic.

Mahoney gave a passionate talk at last year’s summit about how artistry is going to be key to cutting through the malaise of mediocre mobile games. Mahoney’s company, Tokyo-based Nexon, has been a huge player in online games, and has been moving into mobile. To rise above the norm, Nexon has been signing deals with well-known creative developers. Mahoney has tasked those developers with coming up with innovations, rather than games that fit a formula for success.

The event will take place on May 1st and May 2nd, 2017, at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, California, just a short distance from San Francisco. You can secure your seat here. Register today and receive 50 percent off current ticket prices. This offer is only available until February 20th. That is a savings of $1,000.

Mahoney, who became the CEO of Nexon in 2014, joins a cast of speakers who will be among the who’s who of games, as well as the related industries that are inspiring gamemakers. Other speakers include Gary Whitta, the screenwriter for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games; and Jamil Moledina of Google Play.

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