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Oct 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

How to Foster Innovation: Case study of Kakao


Jihoon Rim is an executive advisor and former CEO of Kakao (KRX:035720), a top-tier technology company in South Korea. In his presentation, he will outline his experiences as CEO and the innovations that lead the company to success.

Kakao is well known for its mobile messenger Kakao Talk, music streaming service Melon and ride-hailing service Kakao Taxi among many successful Internet products the company services. While he was leading the company, Kakao successfully expanded its business into finance, contents and mobility: disrupting the market and delivering services praised by users. Rim also heavily invested in Artificial Intelligence and technology, making Kakao the best mobile platform in Korea.

Location: The Villages, Building 2, Rooms A and B (directions).

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Date and Time

Oct 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm


UC San Diego, The Villages, Building 2, Rooms A and B

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Oct 10, 2019. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free, but registration is required.


Curtis Bruno    858-534-2657


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

GPS Korea-Pacific Program

Event Category

Talks and Lectures