Hilmar Petursson, CEO of EVE Online developer CCP, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for GDC Europe, taking place this August in Cologne.
Petursson will discuss turning a niche product into a market-leading MMO, and suggest that the industry is now in a prime position to reinvent itself – as well as revealing details of the company's newest project.
"GDC Europe is gearing up to be one of the industry's most essential events. I am honoured to have this opportunity to share some of the valuable lessons CCP has learned with such a prestigious audience," offered Petursson.
The Game Developers Conference Europe 2009 takes place August 17-19 in Cologne, Germany.
Speakers already confirmed for the event include Silicon Knights' Denis Dyack, BioWare's Dorian Kieken, Andrew Oliver of Blitz Games and Eduardo Jimenez of Black Rock Studios.