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Barcelona, 3 - 5 July 2018

Schedule

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Jul 408:30
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Registration commences, welcome refreshments served

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Jul 409:00
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Chairperson opening remarks

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Jane Anscombe, Non Executive Director, GVC
Jul 409:10
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Keynote interview: Inspiration from an industry leader

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Exclusive interview with Brian Mattingley, Chairman of 888 Holdings where he will discuss his experience of the industry so far and his predictions for the future.
Interviewee: Brian Mattingley, Chairman, 888 Holdings
Interviewer: Jane Anscombe, Non Executive Director, GVC
Jul 409:30
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Successful consolidation: Delivering value from M&A

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  • Understanding the leading M&A deals of 2017 that have transformed the industry
  • The drivers for M&A: Increasing regulations, new tax regimes, technological innovation
  • The impact of ever growing competition on M&A trends and activity
  • Predicting deals for 2018: Forecasting a new wave of consolidation
Shay Segev, Chief Operating Officer, GVC Holdings
Jul 409:50
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C’Suite panel: Examining the gaming industry’s next big move - what will generate revenue in 2020?

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  • Will it be new markets, new product differentiation or a disruptive technology?
  • What are the most valuable markets of 2018, will these be the same in 2020?
  • How will business models and strategies need to be restructured to meet changing customer demands?
  • How will gambling keep its place when other new entertainment technologies are on the rise?

Moderator: Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager, Independent
Gavin Hamilton, CEO, Red Tiger Gaming
Jesper Karrbrink, CEO, Mr Green
Werner Becher, CEO, Interwetten
Jul 411:30
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C’Suite panel: Adapting to a world of disruption - How will technology change the face of the gaming industry?

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  • In a digital world, how should operators market their brand to attract new types of customers?
  • Emerging technologies: Which technologies will revolutionise the customer experience?
  • Competing on pricing, product and customer services in a changing environment
  • What is the reality of VR and wearable technology in the gaming industry?


Moderator: Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager, Independent
John Coleman, CEO, Microgaming
Per Widerstrom, Chief Executive Officer, Fortuna Entertainment
Marcus Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, Betbright
Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer, Playtech
Keith Laslop, Founder, Jackpotjoy Plc
Jul 412:00
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Roundtable discussions

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Sweden: Overcoming operation challenges after the regulation

Putting responsible gaming and security at the heart of the customer experience
Michael Brady, CEO, Bede Gaming

Capitalising on gaming Tourism
Hrvoje Vincetić,Managing Director,Casino Adriatic

Understanding the Next Generation
Nicholas Frendo, Product Advisor and Head of Presales, Bit8

Integrating eSports into your offering
Benjamin Föckersperger, Chief Esports Officer, Esports.com

Adapting to a digital world: Using technology to reinvent your gaming offering
Felipe Ludena, CIO, Codere

Boxing clever in a market such as the UK that’s full of heavyweights
Kevin Reid, CCO, Red Queen Casino

Revenue reconciliation: Challenges and best practices
Umberto Corridori, VP Sales Europe, SafeCharge

The convergence of online/land-based casinos
Vicens Marti, President, Tangelo Games

Blockchain - the future of online gaming
Stefan Kovach, CCO FunFair Technologies
Andrew Riley, Content & Media Manager, FunFair Technologies

Latest developments in sports betting technology
Alessandro Salvati, CEO, Nextwin

The impact of using third party data assets in automating Problem Gambling, AML and Source of Funds processes
Andrew Davies, Product Director, Pay360


Jul 414:20
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Panel discussion: Emerging technology outside of the gaming industry: What can we learn from outsiders about technology adoption?

New Technologies

  • Which industries have or are being disrupted and who are the disruptors?
  • Which technology challenges have some industries faced that the gaming industry might face shortly?
  • What should the gambling industry be doing, who should it be learning from if it is not to go the way of the Kodak’s and Woolworths of this world?
  • Assessing new payment methods
Moderator: Luis Pereira, Managing Director, Asia Gaming Brief
Finbarr O'Mahony, Head of Real Money Gaming EMEA, Facebook
Daniel Graetzer, CEO, Carousel Group
Will Mace, Head of Kindred Futures, Kindred Group
Steven Grech, Co-Founder, Yakocasino
Jul 414:20
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Panel discussion:  Your new sports betting customer: Keeping pace with the customer expectations and driving user engagement

Sports betting
  • New customers and new expectations - how can sports betting attract and retain tomorrow’s player?
  • How is digitization is changing customer behavior?
  • We might have missed the millennials, but how can we engage Gen Z in sports betting?
  • Successful loyalty programs – what’s working where?
Moderator: Russell Yershon, ConnectingBrands.co.uk
Giovanni Garrisi, CEO and Owner, Stanleybet International Ltd
Carlo Di Maio, Sportsbook Director, Eurobet Italia
James Garmston, CEO, EasyOdds
Jul 414:20
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Panel discussion: Integrated resorts and casinos around the world: new markets and new opportunities

Resorts and casinos
  • Which regions are on the rise and which are at risk of slow down?
  • What will be the extent of casino success in Japan?
  • What impact will Japan have on the rest of Asia, and the world?
  • Creating compelling attractions without investing beyond revenue potential


Moderator: Tim Shepherd, Co-Founder, Silver Heritage Group
Peter Hoetzinger, Co CEO, Century Casinos Inc
Wolfgang Bliem, CEO, Grand Casino Luzern
Jul 414:20
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Panel discussion: Panel discussion: Did the gambling industry miss the millennials? What can we do to ensure we reach Gen Z?

The new customer
  • Which gaming verticals succeeded in engaging millennials and which failed?
  • How can the gaming industries learn from other industries when looking to engage Gen Z?
  • What does Gen Z look expect your brand to be?
  • What channels must companies be present in to accurately attract new gamers?
Moderator: Claire Tribert, Marketing Consultant, Betsson Group
Itai Zak, CEO, Go Wild Gaming
Shelly Suter Hadad, COO, Mansion
John Gordon, CEO, Premier Punt
Alexander Stevendahl, CEO, VideoSlots
Jul 414:50
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Embracing blockchain technology to streamline your gaming operations

New Technologies
Kostas Farris, CTO, Quanta
Jul 414:50
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Adapting retention methods to suit the next generation of players

Sports betting
Viktorija Antanaviciute, Managing Director, Tonybet
Jul 414:50
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The changing landscape of Cambodian Casinos and the impact on online gaming in Asia

Resorts and casinos
Rhys Jones, Managing Director, HaTien Vegas Entertainment Resort
Jul 414:50
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Using payment technology to provide a smooth and secure customer experience

The new customer
Sandra Barton, Fraud and Payment Specialist, MoneyMatrix
Jul 415:40
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Panel discussion: Examining the reality of next generation technology in the gaming industry: What is its real potential?

New Technologies
  • How is VR currently being used and what can we anticipate in the next 2 years?
  • What is the potential of AI in gaming?
  • Machine learning initiatives in gaming: Who’s using it best?
Moderator: Melissa Blau, CEO, Veltyco
Alexandre Tomic, Co-Founder and CEO, Alea Digital
David Greyling, COO, FunFair Technologies
Jose Antonio Esteban Sanchez, CTO, Codere
Michael Pedersen, CEO and Co-founder, Letsbet.com
Jul 415:40
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Panel discussion: New advancements in technology for sports betting: What can we expect to see in 5 years’ time?

Sports betting
  • Examining the evolution of AI and Machine learning for a more engaging user-driven experience
  • What influences the investment decision in backing a new technology?
  • AI, bots and wearable’s; how are these being utilised commercially
  • Overcoming concerns associated with new technology adoption
  • Meeting the regulations requirements with the likes of blockchain technology
Moderator: Benjie Cherniak, Managing Director, Don Best Sports
Rory Anderson, Consultant, 12Bet
Sadok Kohen, Founder, BetBull
Jul 415:40
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Panel discussion: Envisioning the casino floor of tomorrow: How are offerings set to develop or change?

Resorts and casinos
  • Moving beyond gaming: How can casinos incorporate other services into their offering
  • How will new customer habits and behaviours change the casino floor of tomorrow?
  • What technology should casinos be investing in?
  • What is the potential for VR or AI on the casino floor?
Moderator: Jason Frost, President, Euromat
Simon Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, The Hippodrome Casino
Georg Tsonoulis, General Manager, Casino, Casino Sunborn Super Yacht Gibraltar
Laurent Lassiaz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Joa Groupe
Américo Loureiro, Gaming Director, Solverde
Jul 415:40
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Panel Discussion: Using advanced data and analytics to increase player longevity

The new customer
  • How can CRM data generate real time and targeted adverts?
  • How can data be used to create personal interactions with each customer?
  • Which data should be collected to get accurate insight on our new customers?
  • Addressing security issues associated with data collection
Moderator: Claire Tribert, Marketing Consultant, Betsson Group
Michael Mrak, Head of Department for Corporate Governance Coordination and Compliance, Casinos Austria AG
Sarne Lightman, Managing Director, Betbright
Irina Cornides, CEO, Jackpotjoy Division, Jackpotjoy Plc
Jul 416:10
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Facebook: Leveraging Machine Learning to Drive Business Results

New Technologies
  • Move beyond proxy metrics to business results
  • Leverage machine learning to find the right people
  • Use what you know about your current customers to find new customers
Finbarr O'Mahony, Head of Real Money Gaming EMEA, Facebook
Jul 416:10
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Gamification of sports betting: The next step

Sports betting
  • What happens to a bookmaker when pricing is no longer a differentiator?
  • Is knowledge of psychology more important than knowledge of football to a modern bookmaker?
  • How have our customers evolved and what do customers really want?
  • How do we give everybody VIP treatment?
Jamie Hart, Managing Director, Superbet
Jul 416:10
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Retaining your new customer: Best strategies to increase the player value

The new customer
Gil Rotem, Former Group Director of Gaming Strategy, Bet365
Jul 416:30
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ICO Pitch + Pitchers

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Each ICO will have 5 minutes to present their project, then face a session of Q&A from the investors and the audience.

ICO’s to pitch include:
Wintars.io
Clear.poker

Listen to these ICO’s whilst enjoying Sangria Cava pitchers
Moderator: Eric Benz, Ambassador, Crypto Friends Ltd
Jul 420:00
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Cocktail Dinner at Shoko 

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Rickshaws will be provided, courtesy of EPG, leaving from the W hotel to Shoko at 19:15.

19:30 - Welcome drink at Shoko

20:00- 22:00 – Cocktail dinner
Jul 422:00
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After-party at Shoko

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Sponsored by Playtech

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Jul 510:00
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Chairperson opening remarks

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William Scott, Vice President, iGaming Expert
Jul 510:10
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Keynote panel: Casino innovation from Asia - opportunities for the global gaming market

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  • Examining the rise of VIP gaming trends in Macau and how this will impact the global gaming market
  • What can be learnt from how the Philippines are staying competitive as a global gaming and tourist destination?
  • Making sense of the changes to the Japanese market: How much could this be worth?
  • Reimagining the casino experience: How are regional casinos maximising profit and tapping into non-gaming amenities in Asia?
Moderator: Rosalind Wade, Managing Director, Asia Gaming Brief
Rhys Jones, Managing Director, HaTien Vegas Entertainment Resort
David Ellis, Investor Relations, Nagacorp Ltd
Daniel Cheng, Senior Vice President Asia, Hard Rock International
Angel Sueiro, COO, The Emerald Resort
Jul 510:40
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C'suite Panel: The future of sports betting: What will the industry look like in 2030?

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  • What are the latest innovations in customer engagement methods?
  • Is social betting the next big thing? What does it mean for the traditional market?
  • In-house vs external sportsbook; Is it all about the best prices/trading rates?
  • How can the industry embrace the eSport opportunity?
Moderator: Andrew Gellatly, Head of Global Research Services, Gambling Compliance Ltd
Giovanni Garrisi, CEO and Owner, Stanleybet International Ltd
Satenik Danielyan, Head of Spring BME Operations, BetConstruct
Mårten Forste, Chairman, Leo Vegas
Andrew Cochrane, Chief Commercial Officer, SBTech
Tyrone Dobbin, Managing Director, Sportingbet South Africa
Jul 511:30
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Panel Discussion: Traits of the eSport customer: What differentiates them from the traditional player?

New ways to play
  • Which characteristics do esports players have that others don’t?
  • Which demographics do esports appeal to and is this changing?
  • Esports around the world: Who is doing it well?
  • Where are the investment opportunities: Which areas are most likely to succeed in esports?
Moderator: Benjamin Fockersperger, Founder, esports-agency.gg
Jamison Selby, SVP, Games & Marketing, Bspot
Vidar Duvnäs, CEO, Betspawn
Ben Bradtke, Co-Founder and MD, esportsbetting.com
Scott Burton, CEO, ESP.bet
Michael Doyle, CMO, PVP.ME
Jul 511:30
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Panel discussion:  The future of cryptocurrency in the gambling industry

Blockchain
  • What does the Initial Coin Offering marketplace tell us about where crypto is headed?
  • How will the tide of legislation in licensed jurisdictions impact the future of crypto in gaming?
  • How is cryptocurrency growing in acceptance and awareness?
  • What is place does crypto currency have in a global marketplace full of liquidity and anonymity?
Moderator: Becky Liggero, Lead On-Site Reporter, CalvinAyre.com
Lars Lien, Co-Founder & CEO, Luckbox
Eric Benz, Ambassador, Crypto Friends Ltd
Jonathan Galea, President, Blockchain Advisory Ltd
Adriaan Brink, CEO, Betterbetting
Jedidiah Taylor, Founder, CEO, Decent.Bet
Jul 511:30
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Panel discussion: Delivering successful brand engagement across multiple channels: What works and where?

Brand engagement and personalisation
  • What can we learn from other industries about delivering successful brand engagement?
  • How can we use data analytics to enhance brand engagement?
  • Solidifying your company’s values to create a successful brand
  • How do you know when its time for a company rebrand?
Moderator: Petra Zackrisson, Former Vice President Corporate Development, Betsson AB
Maria Boelius, CEO, Cashmio
katie Hemus, Industry Manager, Google
John Gordon, CEO, Premier Punt
Jul 512:00
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Bridging the Skill vs. Chance Divide: Leveraging skill and chance to expand the player base and acquire new users

New ways to play
  • Are games of skill the one true hope of acquiring Millennial players?
  • Can next generation skill games compete on a revenue per square foot basis?
  • Can skill and chance be woven together to create new content?
  • How do we innovate new content without risking failure?
Jamison Selby, SVP, Games & Marketing, Bspot
Jul 512:00
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Building-out crypto utilities and functionalities in a gambling context

Blockchain
  • Understanding the advantages of raising capital through bitcoin over other more traditional avenues
  • Using crypto utilities to enhance the customer engagement in E-sports
  • Incorporating crowdsales into our offering: Benefits and challenges
  • Using blockchain technology for a secure and transparent customer experience
Lars Lien, Co-Founder & CEO, Luckbox
Jul 512:00
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Taking a scientific approach to marketing to truly understand your customer

Brand engagement and personalisation
  • Using neurological testing to understand customer reactions to TV advertising
  • What are the main objectives to taking the marketing as a science approach?
  • How has a measurable marketing approach benefited Eurobet Italia so far?
  • Adapting advertising strategies in light of new findings
Alexis Grigoriadis, Director of Online Marketing, Eurobet Italia Srl
Jul 512:20
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Panel Discussion: Fantasy sports around the world: What is working and where?

New ways to play
  • New customers and new markets: Where is the potential for DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports)?
  • Customer demographics: Who is more likely to play? Why?
  • Are we really about to see a social revolution in gaming?
  • What does DFS have to offer to the igaming industry?
Moderator: Benjamin Fockersperger, Founder, esports-agency.gg
Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer, Draft Kings Inc
Hampus Hagglof, CEO, FSport
Jindřich Rajchl, CEO, Funtasy sports
Jul 512:20
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Panel discussion: Incorporating blockchain technology into your gaming platforms

Blockchain
  • How can blockchain be used for gaming mechanics and identity?
  • Regulative developments: Do’s and don'ts for business and governments
  • Why choose ICO for an igaming project?
  • What's next? Where lead the current efforts?
  • Working with the traditional gamers: why would anyone switch to blockchain?
  • Meeting the regulation requiremements with the likes of blockchain technology
Moderator: Stephen Taylor-Matthews, Blockchain Expert, Independent
Michael Doyle, CMO, PVP.ME
Stefan Kovach, CCO, FunFair Technologies
Vasily Polynov, Head of Communications, TrueFlip
Jul 512:20
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Panel Discussion: Personalisation: What’s the real value and what do customers make of it all?

Brand engagement and personalisation
  • How can data analytics be used to understand what type of content your target audience wants?
  • How can you make conclusion from specific customer behaviour to build unique profiles for them?
  • Customer perspective: collecting feedback from your customers to understand what they want from it all

Moderator: Petra Zackrisson, Former Vice President Corporate Development, Betsson AB
Heather Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer, Casumo
Gal Thein, Founder, Casino Cruise
Charles Gillespie, Group Chief Executive Officer, Gambling.com Group
Dusan Zuza, Former Chief Marketing Officer, Superbet
Jonathan Swerdlow, Chief Executive Officer, Gamytech
Jul 512:50
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How to launch your product in a new marketplace and jurisdiction

New ways to play
  • How to work with regulators and lawmakers to educate them on your product to successfully launch in that jurisdiction
  • From a global perspective, how much operators tailor their product to appeal locally (thinking sports, currency, payment options, UI, etc.)?
  • What regulatory tweaks have you considered when looking at your next jurisdictions?
Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer, Draft Kings Inc
Jul 512:50
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Future of tokenized game economy: Virtual world economy merging with ‘real world’ Economy

Blockchain
  • Understanding the key feature of apps on blockchain as their code execution: it’s executed from a distributed network of servers, instead of 1 server
  • The blockchain technology has key benefits for the game providers that could change the entire industry from both operator and gamer perspective
  • These benefits in gaming industry can be applied creating: transparent betting platforms, games with real virtual economies with digital asset ownership, etc
Jul 512:50
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Putting the need for speed at the heart of your mobile strategy

The new customer
  • With so much choice, customers won't accept a bad mobile experience
  • What can creators do to ensure they stay ahead of the competition?
  • What factors should brands look at when considering speed?
Jul 514:10
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Diversity, Equality and inclusion: Cracking the millennial market

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  • From Millennials to ‘Snowflakes’: How can organisational diversity attract new generations of customers?
  • The impact of diversity on risk, reputation, and revenue
  • The challenges of building a diverse business
  • The solutions: How are gaming companies overcoming these challenges?
Christina Thakor-Rankin, Founder, All-in Diversity Project
Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder, All-in Diversity Project
Jul 514:30
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Panel Discussion: Successful omni-channel strategies that will work profitably with today’s connected customer

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  • How should strategies be restructured to provide a seamless omni-channel experience?
  • How can companies gain a detailed 360-degree perspective of their customer’s habits?
  • What is the preferred betting experience of in-play betting and how can it be achieved?
  • Which new technologies are available that support omni-channel initiatives?

Moderator: Christina Thakor-Rankin, Founder, All-in Diversity Project
Sudeep Dalamal Ramnani, Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder, Sporty Bet
Vassilis Trochalidis, CEO, Bit8
Kresimir Spajic, SVP, Hard Rock International
Alberto Eljarrat, Managing Director, Sportium Apuestas Deportivas Sa
Jul 515:00
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Closing remarks

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Christina Thakor-Rankin, Founder, All-in Diversity Project
last published: 29/Jun/18 14:35 GMT