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Mirko Gozzo is the former General Manager for Riot Games Oceania and Europe currently on Sabbatical. Mirko started his career as part-time Customer Support in an Italian videogame distributor during his Economic University Studies. After his degree, he was hired from the same company as the marketing manager in charge of the publishing and distribution of foreign titles in the Italian market (Mortal Combat, Tomb Raider, Command and Conquer, etc).

He was then hired by Blizzard Italy to launch a new MMORPG which became the benchmark for many years in the industry. Tired of the Italian working environment, he looked for roles abroad and found a place in NCsoft where he re-lanched Lineage 2, launched Aion and some of the Guild Wars expansion. After 1 year in a small Chinese company to explore the F2P market, Mirko joined Riot Games in Dublin to set up the European operation. He then relocated to Sydney to do the same here.

At this talk, Mirko will share with you all the learnings and mistakes he has made with regards to hiring key talents. Riot helped Mirko level up his talent lifecycle management, which then allowed him to take a break without fearing it would leave the office in bad hands.

• Agenda
5:45pm – Guests arrive and network
6:15pm – Hello and introduction to speakers
6:20pm – Talk begins
7:00pm – Network/closing

This is a free event sponsored by Wargaming Sydney for the community. Some food and drinks are provided. Please RSVP as there are limited spots available and for catering purposes.