Enterprise Tuesday: increasing odds

How to prioritise in order to manage growth and increase the chances of success is the subject of this week’s Enterprise Tuesday talk, which takes place at the Department of Engineering this evening (15 February).

This week’s guest is Mark Gerhard, CEO of Jagex Games Studio, who will speak on how entrepreneurs can increase their chances of success. Entrepreneurs are usually open to opportunity and ideas but in the process of searching for revenue, funds and business concepts, it is easy to get distracted from key goals. This talk will look at doing the things that matter to increase their chances.

Mark Gerhard currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Jagex Games Studio, the UK’s largest independent games developer and publisher. He joined Jagex in February 2008 as the Chief Technical Officer and was promoted to Chief Executive in January 2009. Jagex is widely recognised as the world leader in the development of browser-based MMO games and, under Mark’s leadership, Jagex has continued to expand its games portfolio whilst also significantly growing its user base and geographical reach.

Prior to joining Jagex Mark served a long career in IT, consulting and security practices and has held numerous executive positions with over 14 years’ experience working in the technology sector.

Jagex Games Studio is a world leading developer of high quality browser-based games and is the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK, with some 400 staff across two studios in Cambridge.

Built exclusively on Jagex’s own proprietary platforms and tools, Jagex is a leader in innovation and technology within the online games space with the world’s #1 free multiplayer online game RuneScape.com and Jagex.com, the studio’s captivating free browser games website.

Enterprise Tuesday is a series of lectures and networking sessions on entrepreneurial themes, managed and delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), which runs from October to February each year. It is currently free to attend and open to the wider community.

This evening’s lecture begins at 6pm and takes place in Lecture Theatre 0 at the Department of Engineering.

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