Fireside chat with Mike Hawkyard : CEO & Founder of GAMEBRAIN

May 30, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 PM


To the delight of many developers, admirers and supporters of the games, serious games & the gamification industry, this month we're excited to host Mike Hawkyard : Founder and CEO of Gamebrain ! Over the last twenty years, Mike has devised innovative digital solutions for a wide range of business sectors, working with clients as diverse as LEGO, KPMG, Sigma-Aldrich, Salesforce, RNLI and others.

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About this event

In this fireside chat, Mike Hawkyard from Gamebrain will cover many areas in digital gaming. Mike will share his experience of building a business that harnesses the power of play to engage, educate and inspire mobile audiences around the world.

Mike co-founded 4T2 (now known as Amuzo) in 1998. Games Amuzo produced for the brands like LEGO have topped the charts in every country with an App Store and been played over three billion times. The team are currently attempting to reach No.1 on the iOS App Store for the twentieth time. So who better to talk to us about how to start, grow and run businesses in the gaming app development world, than Mike!

Having helped put a management team into place at Amuzo, Mike now runs a Serious Game Studio called Gamebrain. In late March 2019, Gamebrain became part of The Access Group. This exciting development will accelerate Gamebrain’s production of a series of SaaS based Learning Games that help brands engage and educate their workforce.

In this interactive fireside chat, Mike will be covering:

* Starting a game development business

* How to build successful digital games

* The power of gamified learning

* What's the future of digital gaming

About Mike

Mike specialises in the creation of digital games to achieve financial, educational and communication goals and his career has been built upon his ability to utilise the latest digital technologies in order to reach and engage ever-expanding audiences on behalf of global brands.

Over the last twenty years, Mike has devised innovative digital solutions for a wide range of business sectors, working with clients as diverse as LEGO, KPMG, Sigma-Aldrich, Salesforce and the RNLI.

Teams Mike has led have won many significant digital marketing awards and been BAFTA Nomination for “Best Independent Production Company”.

He now leads Gamebrain Studios Ltd, part of the Access Group.

Check out what happened


  • Mike Hawkyard

    Gamebrain (Amuzo)



Welcome drinks, nibbles and networking
Fireside chat
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    Chapter Director


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