Core games giant Valve will send its director of business development, Jason Holtman, to Brighton in July to provide the opening keynote address at the Develop Conference.
Holtman (pictured), a former lawyer who now manages the Steam digital distribution business, will offer insight into Valve’s unique corporate structure and how its so-called “no management” practices can give creative companies an advantage.
“Working in a flat, no-management structure means that everyone at Valve drives business, press-relations and marketing decisions in everything Valve does,” Holtman said,
“This keynote will describe and discuss how many of those decisions were made for various Valve products such as Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2, as well as Steam features such as Workshop, and third-party games on Steam.”
The Develop Conference runs from July 10-12th. Early bird ticket rates, which can save delegates up to £135 each, are on offer until June 13th.
Valve on Steam; an interview with Jason Holtman (May 2011)
Valve: Five interviews(May 2011)