It’s each founder’s dream: you launch a product, and by the subsequent day it’s a worldwide phenomenon. Nevertheless it’s by no means fairly that straightforward. For most individuals, Pokemon Go got here out of nowhere. Seemingly springing forth from the ether, it was a family identify in a single day.
However for John Hanke — CEO of Niantic, the corporate behind Pokemon Go — it was one other step in a journey that was years within the making.
We’re proud to announce that John Hanke shall be becoming a member of us on stage at TeknoHopper Disrupt SF 2016 to inform us all about it. The way it got here collectively, what it was like to all of a sudden have the most important mobile recreation on the planet in your arms, and the place it’s going from right here.
(And talking of Pokemon Go: I’ve put a very good one hundred seventy miles of strolling and an unreasonable number of hours into the sport — so it must be a enjoyable interview.)
Hanke began making his mark on the tech world lengthy earlier than Pokemon Go — from serving to to construct one of many world’s first massively multiplayer online games to founding Keyhole, the product that might ultimately grow to be Google Earth.
Hanke is the newest addition to what is already an absolutely insane lineup of speakers at Disrupt SF 2016 — a lineup so loopy that I’m having a tough time choosing just some names to drop right here as examples. However: Steph Curry, Megan Smith, Mike Decide, Marc Andreessen, Reid Hoffman… critically, you’ll need to be there.
Need to be there in individual? Yow will discover tickets to the event right over here. Can’t make it? We’ll have a livestream on our front web page all through all of Disrupt.