INNOVATIONS IN GAMING TECH

WEDNESDAY, 14TH OCTOBER 2020

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Continuing on from the 2019 event, GibTech 2020 will offer a specific one day stream on the very latest technological innovations for the gaming sector.

The agenda is being added to on a daily basis, but it will cover infrastructure areas such as effective cloud deployment and security where we will discuss the very latest threat intelligence and the resultant defence strategies.

In addition we will look at new technologies including use cases for blockchain applications, MarTech and how platforms need to be structured to maximise ROI, and interactive entertainment developments.

The gaming market is awash with events, but GibTech is specifically designed for technologists looking to expand their knowledge and deployment capabilities.

SPEAKERS

TOM GROGAN
TOM GROGANPartner Mishcon de Reya
Harmen Brenninkmeijer
Harmen Brenninkmeijer Managing Partner Global Chain Group
Christina Thakor-Rankin
Christina Thakor-RankinPrincipal Consultant 1710 Gaming
LLUIS MORA
LLUIS MORADirector of Cybersecurity - CISO at GVC Group
Lee Beirne
Lee BeirneHead of SEO Ladbrokes Coral

Tom leads Mishcon de Reya’s emerging technology practice including their dedicated Blockchain Group . He advises his clients on the implementation of their emerging technology-enabled solutions and works with a broad spectrum of clients, from project managing government entity-backed programmes of work, to assisting innovative tech start-ups with their system design, implementation and execution. By bringing legal and regulatory scrutiny to such processes, Tom’s clients are assured that their systems will always be compliant by design.

Tom has a strong understanding of the emerging technology space. He has lectured at University College London, London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge on matters relating to blockchain technology and tech start-ups. He also mentors on several influential accelerator programmes in the UK.

Harmen is the Managing Partner of the Global Chain Group and CEO of Quanta, the first licensed and end-to-end Blockchain lottery in the world. He has a long-standing track record in regulated gaming sectors across emerging markets. He established the Global Chain as a vehicle to establish gaming equity projects which are managed from a central hub infrastructure. His experiences around technology, innovation and operations have put him touch the various aspects of the industry in different ways. He has equity involvement in a number of gaming related companies through the Global Chain Group, including companies involved in Game Development (D-Tech), the Blockchain (Quanta PLC), Game Aggregation (Culpeck), Sports Betting (Digitote), Advisory Services (Dynamic Partners) and more. Through Dynamic Partners, Harmen is active in advising gaming companies in terms of Operations, Investments and Blockchain.

Harmen has worked in over 67 countries, actively supplying gaming equipment, advisory and policy-making services designed to help develop the gaming Industry since 1991, when he began his career by representing Mikohn and other companies by establishing a large footprint for the company across EMEA and Asia. He developed several casinos operations around the world via Avalon Casino Management such as the Playboy Casino in Rhodes and under Xanadu Casinos. After that, he founded Octavian Global Technologies, which is now part of one of the largest gaming companies in the world. He then established the Gaming Incubator and also successfully opened up markets for Inspired Gaming Group (INGG).  Under the Global Chain his latest venture Quanta merged with the Woke initiative and is focused in developing a Rewarding Games platform, which will create a cheaper, longer lasting and more innovative gambling experience.

Christina has 30 years’ experience in the global betting and gambling sector. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era with a career that spans both on and off-line, covering all aspects of gaming operations and responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions and teams across a range of channels, products, and customers, including licensing, regulatory compliance, responsible gaming and money laundering with some of the world’s best known brands including William Hill and Virgin.

She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the betting, gaming and gambling cycle – from developing legislation and regulation to business strategy and full operational set-up and business re-engineering, and continues to work as an active Compliance Officer and MLRO for licensed operators in a number of jurisdictions.

She is a committee member of the National Council on Problem Gambling, advisor to the All-India Gaming Federation, Co-Founder of the All-In Diversity Project and a regular contributor to industry publications and events.

Specialties: Information security, team management, research and development, application security, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, CISM, IT Governance

SEO is an important aspect of my life – to the point that I can’t visit a website without viewing it as a marketer and search professional. What is wrong? What could be improved? How could the conversion rate be made higher?

With well over 20 years of experience in online marketing and technical SEO, I have worked with companies of all sizes. I know how to maximise visibility and conversion rate in highly competitive niches, blending SEO, PPC, top-notch content and effective promotion to formulate a structured, but flexible plan of action.

Kurt Looyens
Kurt Looyens Founder Dolya Consulting
ANDY NORTON
ANDY NORTONDirector Threat Intelligence

Kurt is a Founding Partner in Dolya Consulting. He is a seasoned executive with a vast experience in international business. A long-standing career in banking and finance with a top notch international bank allowed him to travel the world, work with teams and businesses in a broad variety of cultures and build a solid expertise  on people and markets across the globe. He gained vast experience in transforming  business areas into lean, profitable and sustainable divisions by orchestrating effective compliance, growth, operational and social engagement strategies. More recently Kurt broadened his corporate profile with a hands-on leadership experience in a FinTech startup.

Andy Norton is the director of threat intelligence at Lastline. He has been involved in cybersecurity best practices for over 20 years, specializing in establishing emerging security technologies at Symantec, Cisco and FireEye.
In that time, he has presented threat and intelligence briefings for both Bush and Obama administrations, The Cabinet office, the Foreign and Commonwealth office, SWIFT, Swiss National Bank, Prudential Regulation Authority, the Bank of England, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and NASA.
Returning to Europe from Asia in 2011, he has spent the past 8 years helping many of the FTSE and DAX 250 companies measure, manage and respond to cyber incidents.

AGENDA

Outline Agenda

INNOVATIONS IN GAMING TECH
Latest developments in Gaming Infrastructure.

Where next for the Cloud?

How do gaming companies maximise the efficiency of cloud deployments?

Security: The latest threat insight and combative defence strategies

Gaming MarTech. Is your infrastructure optimised for ROI? How can ROI be improved?

Blockchain Applications in Gaming. What are the use cases and why has adoption to date been slow?

Where are the future opportunities for Blockchain in gaming?

Interactive Entertainment Tech. What does the future hold?

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