How to Foster Innovation: Case study of Kakao

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UC San Diego

The Villages, Building 2, Rooms A and B

CA 92037

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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). Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure (Pangea Drive at N. Torrey Pines Rd.) A parking permit is required and can be purchased at the pay stations.

Co-sponsored by Transnational Korean Studies at the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities.

The Korea-Pacific Program is sincerely grateful to the Korea Foundation for generous support for this event.

Questions? Contact Curtis Bruno.

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UC San Diego

The Villages, Building 2, Rooms A and B

CA 92037

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