Conference Room

Workshop Room

Conference Room

Regulation & Compliance

Conference Chair

James Scicluna

Hosted by:

9:00-9:05

Welcome to the summit of iGaming Malta

James Scicluna

WH Partners
9:05-9:35

360 days later: the Malta gaming act

Malta has long been a beacon for iGaming. Let's analyse the results, regrets and targets following the ratification of the Malta gaming act.

Olga Finkel

WH Partners

Healthcliff Farrugia

Malta Gaming Authority

Jesper Svensson

Betsson Group

Bo Wänghammar

PokerStars
9:35-9:50

African markets, remittances and money

The emerging African market poses both risks and rewards amidst an ever-changing financial landscape. Let's hear it from the experts.

Dr. Hans Wolfram Kessler

RGOAL

Babatunde Ibidapo-Obe

9:50-10:00

Brazil update: what's next on the LatAm horizon?

Brazil's online gaming market is estimated to generate over $2.1 billion per annum. Let's find out how they do it.

Eduardo Carlezzo

Carlezzo Advogados
10:00-10:10

Welcome to the world's iGaming village

Ladies and gentlemen, let's please give a warm welcome to the Deputy Prime Minister of Malta, the Hon. Chris Fearne, as he elucidates his thoughts on the iGaming Village.

Hon Chris Fearne

Government of Malta
10:10-10:20

Next steps: pitfalls to avoid, opportunities to embrace

The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, the Hon. Silvio Schembri gives an update on the world's iGaming village.

Hon. Silvio Schembri

Government of Malta
10:20-10:50

When tradition meets innovation: bringing new forms of fundraising into the limelight

What does capital formation look like in today's markets and how can regulation help to protect everyday investors?

Olga Finkel

WH Partners

Andreas Glarner

MME

David McLeish

Wiggin

Susan Breen

Mishcon de Reya

Motti Gil

Aspire Global
10:50-11:20

Regulatory update: auditing and compliance testing

It's time for a bird's-eye view of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into today's igaming businesses.

Robert Zammit

WH Partners

Stephen Ketteley

Wiggin LLp

Simon Planzer

Planzer Law

Giles Schembri

KPMG
11:20-11:30

US operations: streamlining complexity in the world's biggest market

What is the world's largest market doing to streamline gambling oversight processes? Let's dig in.

Sue Schneider

Sports Betting Community
11:30-12:00

Keeping up with taxation: transaction in the gaming industry

The digital economy has brought with it challenges and opportunities for traditional tax models. Time to dig in.

Ramona Azzopardi

WH Partners

Frieder Backu

SSW - Schneider Schiffer Weihermüller

Albert Agustinoy

cuatrecasas

Ruben Van Aarle

Taxperience N.V.

Eliška Komínková

Baker McKenzie’s
12:00-12:30

Responsible gambling: sustainability for committed operators

Responsible gambling and adequate player support systems is a major priority for committed operators. Let's find out the latest on this front

Maris Bonello

Kindred

Cosmina Simion

Simion & Baciu

Jason Chess

Wiggin

Yanica Sant

Malta Gaming Authority

Maciej Kasprzak

online gaming department Totalizator Sportowy
12:30-13:00

IMGL Masterclass: a European regulatory update

Let's take a high-level approach to understanding the changing dynamics of iGaming law

Dr. Joerg Hofmann

Melchers

Justin Franssen

Kalff Katz & Franssen

Quirino Mancini

Tonucci & Partners

Maria McDonald

Nordic Gambling

Andrew Cotton

INCE
13:00-13:30

Overzealous enforcement? Challenging today's hard-line narrative

Over-regulation kills innovation and stifles the free exchange of ideas and information. The question is: where is the right balance to be found in today's various jurisdictions?

Joseph Borg

WH Partners

Carl Brincat

Malta Gaming Authority

Nicholas Aquilina

Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Ewa Lejman

WH Partners

Santiago Asensi

Asensi Abogados

Nick Nocton

Mischon de Reya
13:30-13:50

Tackling cybercrime in the 21st century

Every generation faces new opportunities challenges across a multiplicity of evolving industries. Let's talk cybercrime in the digital age.

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Ron Drihem & Co.

John Marsden

Iovation Inc

Timothy Zammit

13:50-14:00

Closing remarks

James Scicluna

WH Partners

Blockchain & Bitcoin SV

Conference Chair

Jimmy Nguyen

Bitcoin Association

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14:00-14:15

Bitcoin SV: The Ideal Digital Currency & Blockchain for iGaming

Bitcoin SV has set its sights on the iGaming sector for the vast opportunities that lie ahead.

Jimmy Nguyen

Bitcoin Association
14:15-14:30

A Bitcoin vision for iGaming

Business is booming and so is Bitcoin SV. Let's take a deeper look at this convergence of business and tech.

Dr Craig Wright

nChain
14:30-14:55

Cryptocurrency payment integration for iGaming operators

The time of extortionate fees from payment service providers is coming to an end as new solutions emerge to address market concerns. Good-bye Paypal, hello Bitcoin SV.

Jimmy Nguyen

Bitcoin Association

Eduardo Aguilera

The Coingaming Group

George Payne

GatePay
14:55-15:20

Blockchain trends their significance for iGaming

Blockchain met iGaming back in 2017. How have things developed and what does this mean for iGaming?

Jimmy Nguyen

Bitcoin Association

Miles Benham

MannBenham Advocates Limited

Lyle Wraxall

Digital Isle of Man

Harmen Brenninkmeijer

Quanta Plc
15:20-15:45

Setting the standard: use of Tokens in iGaming

How can tokenized assets be implemented across the board for operators to mitigate excess costs and streamline processes? Let's find out.L

Jimmy Nguyen

Bitcoin Association

Alex Antsyferov

TruePlay

Michael Lee

Genesis

Chloe Tartan

nChain
15:45-15:55

Blockchain applications for iGaming

Let's take a closer look at the multitude of practical use cases for blockchain in the gambling sector.

Matt Dickson

BitBoss
15:55-16:05

Transparent gaming on the Bitcoin SV blockchain

Transparency and immutability are key tenants of any blockchain tech. Let's dig in.

Chloe Tartan

nChain
16:05-16:15

Building blocks of a regulatory friendly blockchain

What does a regulation-friendly blockchain look like? Let's find out.

Jimmy Nguyen

Bitcoin Association
16:15-16:40

Esports: advancements with blockchain technology

Let's analyse the looming overlap between two sectors that have grown in tandem over the past decade.

Jimmy Nguyen

Bitcoin Association

Oron Barber

CoinPoint

Stephen Arnold

Fracture Labs

Blaine Graboyes

GameCo

Chris Kissack

SMP Esports
16:40-17:15

The future of iGaming & Blockchain

Sit back and tune into a fireside chat with some of the best minds in the business.

Jimmy Nguyen

Bitcoin Association

Dr Craig Wright

nChain

Calvin Ayre

Ayre Group

Workshop Room

New Frontier : Asia expand icon

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9:00-9:15

The Asian experience: shining a light on iGaming trends and opportunities

As we move into 2020, it's time to take a closer look at the Asian landscape, both in terms of current trends as well as game development concepts

Juliet Adelstein

Ganapati PLC
9:15-9:45

Headquartered in Asia: localisation opportunities for online verticals

Are there lucrative opportunities to be found between online and land-based operators in Asia? Time to dig in.

Peter Freden

Everlounge

Juliet Adelstein

Ganapati PLC

Norman Valesco

Andrew W Scott

Inside Asian Gaming

Veronika Andrino

9:45-10:00

India: the sleeping giant

In a more globalised iGaming world, it’s time to gain insight into the burgeoning and established markets in India.

Jaydeep Chakravartty

10:00-10:20

Europe, Asia & US iGaming markets: an analysis

An introspective look into the challenges and opportunities facing seemingly disparate markets

Dwayne Mithoe

10:20-10:50

Operator and regulatory responsibilities in grey markets

Where do operator and regulatory responsibilities begin and end in European and Asian markets. How can this be optimised to cater to all parties?

Andrew W Scott

Inside Asian Gaming

Lee Willows

Franklin Cachia

Jaydeep Chakravartty

Justine Scerri Herrera

Michael Kyprianou and Co
10:50-11:00

A nuanced approach or regulatory fragmentation?

Let's delve into today's European landscape and contrast it to competing jurisdictions looking to capitalise on Europe's matured market dynamics.

Maarten Haijer

EGBA

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14:00-14:30

Opportunities and challenges: a supplier and operator perspective

As the dust settles, suppliers and operators must take stock of the latest developments while looking to uncharted territories in an altered marketplace. Where are we a year on from the repeal of PASPA?

Simon Westbury

Digitain

Yancy Naughton

Bruce Merati

BC Technologies LLC

Paul chopin

14:30-14:50

A modern love story: Machine learning and iGaming

Machine Learning is revolutionising every data-heavy industry and iGaming is no exception. It's time to discuss modern developments that specifically impact the efficacy and long-term viability of stakeholders across the ecosystem.

Lloyd Danzig

ICED(AI)
14:50-15:20

AMERICA: WHAT WORKS AND WHERE?

Regulation of a growing sports betting market in the US has been steadily gaining traction as pioneer states such as New Jersey lead the way towards a thriving market. Let’s hear what the experts have to say.

Mario Galea

Bruce Merati

BC Technologies LLC

Sue Schneider

Sports Betting Community

Lloyd Danzig

ICED(AI)
15:20-16:00

US betting odds: a state-by-state approach

The DOJ’s revised opinion on the Wire Act has provoked uncertainty for the future of online interstate gambling. Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Gillian Wilmot

Zoom Digital Technologies Limited.

Bruce Merati

BC Technologies LLC

Paul chopin

Nicholas Aquilina

Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Conference Room

Payments & Fintech

Conference Chair

Vasilije Lekovic

Director of Gaming

Trustly

Hosted by:

9:00-9:10

Understanding cryptocurrency user trends and behaviours

What does regular crypto spending behaviour look like and what trends can we extrapolate from statistically significant data sets?

Sylwia Zdanowicz

BitBay Pay
9:10-9:30

Cryptocurrency settlement solutions in iGaming

Cryptocurrency has proven to have favourable operator use-cases across industries. Let's take a 360 look at the projects that made it through the 2017 meat grinder.

Damian Mifsud

KnowMeNow

Paul Marcantonio

ECOMMPAY

Chris Smart

emerchantpay

Patryk Kadlec

BitBay Pay

Bruce Merati

BC Technologies LLC
9:30-9:40

Addressing generational needs with high-speed payment solutions

Tune in as an industry front-runner gives the lowdown on cutting-edge solutions designed to cater for new players and audiences.

Artjoms Spiridonovs

DAOGroup
9:40-10:00

Payment technology as a means to enhance AML & KYC

With payment technologies pushing the envelope in all directions, the rippling effect into the regulatory and compliance scene hardly comes as a surprise.

Harmen Brenninkmeijer

Quanta Plc

Reuben Portanier

Afilexion

Andreas Glarner

MME

Rakele Cini

Robin Olsson

Bethard Group’s
10:00-10:20

PSD2 and industry disruption

How has the industry faired one year after the EU's PSD2 directive? Has the banking data monopoly finally come to an end?

Chris Grech

SiGMA iGaming Malta

Yan Grech

Gamesys Group

Rob Lemmen

Truevo Payments

Kishore Mansinghani

Future1Exchange
10:20-10:30

Security alert: Anti-fraud solutions for 21st century businesses

Let's get the lowdown on the latest in the security and anti-fraud front from a leading industry expert.

Joshua Bower-Saul

Cybertonica
10:30-10:50

Exploring B2C verticals across continents

What are the latest trends and opportunities for increasing growth across continents? Let's find out.

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Ron Drihem & Co.

Daniel Bugeja

LeoVegas

John Mallia

Trustly

Jan Heinrich Meyer

Dash Embassy D-A-CH

Daniel Doll-Steinberg

Asymmetric Project, Atari Token
10:50-11:10

Payment and IP blocking in Europe, the US & Asia

Let's take a deep dive into the differences and similarities between compliance approaches accross continent and how VPN's have come rushing into the iGaming scene.

Damian Mifsud

KnowMeNow

Laurent Reysbosch

Media Best Deal

Liutauras Varanavičius

ConnectPay

Adriaan Brink

BETR Foundation

Herbert Sim

Broctagon FinTech Group
11:10-11:30

Tech giants, payment solutions and emerging markets

Payment processors hold the gateway keys that could make or break businesses in emerging markets. Time to ruffle some feathers.

Svante Sahlström

Trustly

Bryan Blake

Hexopay

Marc Wood

Pay360 by Capita

Ari Celia

Pay4Fun

Mickael Marceau

Kindred
11:30-11:40

Glimpsing the payment horizon: analysing sports betting and casino technologies

With the emergence of a multiplicity of value-transfer options and a greater openness to new forms of money, it's time to peer into the future of the payment industry.

Kiril Nestorovski

EveryMatrix
11:40-12:00

Financial technology: what's in the 2020 pipeline?

High throughput payment systems are arguably the most important aspect of any iGaming operation. What are the current trends and challenges in the payment and fintech sectors as we head into 2020?

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Ron Drihem & Co.

Boaz Gam

Payneteasy

Julian Goffin

Finductive Ltd

Saulius Racevicius

ConnectPay UAB

Artjoms Spiridonovs

DAOGroup
12:00-12:10

AI & RG: the state of the industry

Having been successfully implemented across industries such as fraud analysis and customer risk scoring, outsourced decision making continues to augment our daily lives. The AI arms race is on!

David Sachs

Tomobox
12:10-12:30

A new era in preventing fraud and facilitating AML

Following the recent Moneyval report, let's delve into how AI could be used to address vulnerabilities within the legal framework.

Andrew Naudi

NOUV MT

David Sachs

Tomobox

Michelle Grech

​Chevron Consultants Malta

Baruchi Har-Lev

Tomobox

Vincent Vella

Computime Software

SiGMA Pitch

12:30-14:00

10 startups with innovative projects will pitch on stage in front of established entrepreneurs and business-savvy investors. Set your sights on the moon and battle it out in a shark-tank environment with some tough love from a select panel of stern judges.

Affiliates & CMO's

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14:00-14:10

Coming into its own: affiliate marketing on the block

Come to the light side of affiliate marketing, as an industry thought-leader and expert extrapolates his thoughts on an all-new blockchain-powered affiliate game. The race is on.

Alex Antsyferov

TruePlay
14:10-14:20

Europe vs Asia: horizons to embrace, pitfalls to avoid

As the European and Asian markets face off in a head-to-head frontal assault, what should affiliates and operators look out for?

Simon Eaton

GiG
14:20-14:40

Beyond borders: opportunities across Asia

Mastering the enormous Asian market means, among other things, that entrepeneurs must look beyond GAFA and cultural differences. Let the games begin.

Yancy Naughton

HasTraffic

Johan Styren

Dilanti Media

Oliver De Bono

Condor Gaming

Simon Eaton

GiG

Peter Ekmark

Internet Vikings
14:40-14:50

Disrupting the affiliate game through blockchain technology

Let’s find out how this horizontal solution is being applied by an industry front-runner to bring the affiliate landscape up to speed.

Lloyd Purser

FunFair Technologies
14:50-15:10

Next level affiliate operations: referrals through streaming services

With social media and tech conglomerates enforcing stringent rules on otherwise innocuous affiliate operations, streaming services and alternative outlets have set their sights on the affiliate limelight.

Shahar Attias

Hybrid Interaction Ltd.

Clemence Dujardin

MyAffiliates

Eitan Gorodetsky

Betsson Group

Michael Van Lammers

Internet Vikings

Erik Bergman

Great.com
15:10-15:30

Ace up the sleeve: Content & SEO

Regardless of the vertical, country-specific content and seo optimisation is a must-have for any affiliate with a target audience. Let's see how the experts make it happen

Andy Blackburn

Sean Bianco

Gainchanger

Marcus Sandström

Mr Authority

Peter Ekmark

Internet Vikings
15:30-15:50

A user-centric approach: player retention and brand loyalty

A user-oriented appraoch focusing on player behaviour and search engine rankings forms the basis of sustained brand loyalty. Let's dig into what can make or break user engagement.

Jason Barnard

Kalicube SAS

Oliver De Bono

Condor Gaming

Chams Ejjaouani

Wesley Ellul

Quizando
15:50-16:05

The sky is the limit: an iGaming digital revolution

Let's hear an industry veteran extrapolate his five year projections and expectations in an industry characterised by digital innovation.

Mark Taffet

Mark Taffet Media
16:05-16:25

Acquisition rates: boosting your presence across emerging markets

What key takeaways are there for affiliates and operators to bridge the gap between referrals and conversions? It's time to make this conversation happen.

Shahar Attias

Hybrid Interaction Ltd.

Dan Ray

DanRay.me

Adrian Niculescu

CloudCoin Consortium

Stephen Quinn

OpenPayd

Roland Mirabueno

16:25-16:35

Don't sell your affiliate business short: top 10 M&A checklist for affiliates

Let's get the lowdown on preparing your affiliate business for a sale from the best legal mind in the business.

Susan Breen

Mishcon de Reya
16:35-16:50

iGaming nuance: competing effectively in an oversaturated market

As gambling brands become interchangeable, a dose of disruption might not only be necessary, but eminently desirable. How do today’s brands stand out from the crowd? Let’s find out.

Oleg Profatylo

Digital Choo (DC)

Iryna Kurochkina

Digital Choo (DC)
16:50-17:05

Unveiled secrets: new ways to get links, traffic and top talent

It's time for an industry expert give his insights on how to use PR, social media, podcasts and charity donations for SEO, links and recruitment.

Erik Bergman

Great.com
17:05-17:15

M&A opportunities across Asian markets

Fasten your seatbelt as an industry thought-leader elaborates on Asian-landscape possibilities that are ripe for the picking!

Rune Löderup

Goldblue AB
17:15-17:40

Regulatory crackdown: the changing face of Italy’s iGaming landscape

Following a recent mandate to ban gambling advertising in Italy, let’s dive into the effects this will have on the online and retail gaming sector in the country.

Christian Tirabassi

Ficom Leisure

Marco Castaldo

Microgame

Rodolfo G. La Rosa

Baker McKenzie’s

Andrea Rossi

Betsson Group
17:40-18:00

The wild West of digital currency: AMA with John McAffee

John David McAfee

McAfee Associates

Workshop Room

CRM- Workshop expand icon

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9:30-9:50

The Power of SF with iGaming

Frankie Roche

9:50-10:10

Gaining a 360 View of your Customer

Thomas Jones

Ludwig Micallef

10:10-10:30

Retaining your Player

Javier de Arriaga

Eduardo Bingosoft

10:30-11:50

Intelligent Marketing - Find/Win/Keep your Players

Angel Jane Agius

Marco Ahlgren

10:50-11:20

Demonstration of Salesforce (Collating Sales/Service/Marketing in line with the Customer Presentation)

Juan Fach

Deloitte
11:20-11:30

Q&A

11:30-12:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Slot Games expand icon

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14:00-14:10

Slot games: industry overview

What are some of the most prominent games on the market and how should operators prepare for the incoming generational shift?

Aideen Shortt

Random Consulting
14:10-14:30

Mind the gap: exploring the shift from land-based to mobile slots

Whether it's online casino games, fantasy sports, sports betting or everything in between, the transition to online games is well-underway and ripe for new ventures.

Mario Galea

Simon Mark Collins

Gaming Realms

Chris Ash

Veronika Andrino

14:30-14:40

Key features of a data-driven organisation

Let's peer into the prime factors needed for a 21st century data-driven company to thrive.

Edvinas Subacius

Dogma Studio
14:40-15:00

Gamification, user experience and game design

What are the do's and dont's for slot game designs that enhance user experience and player retention across the board?

Aideen Shortt

Random Consulting

Tony Pearce

Oren Cohen Shwartz

Skywind group

Jonas Dam Vesti Petersen

GiG
15:00-15:20

Merging video games with casinos

The history of slots is filled with technological breakthroughs, innovative ideas, and massive rewards. The question is: how do today's games ensure immersion in a highly competitive environment?

Aideen Shortt

Random Consulting

Oron Barber

CoinPoint

Ciara Nic Liam

Blaine Graboyes

GameCo
15:20-15:30

Gambling affordability: can operators take better care of their users?

Can AI help smooth the waters for operators with regards to social responsibility and ethical business practices?

Harry Cott

beBettor
15:30-15:40

iGaming vs land-based: which platform is king?

While land-based-operations are arguably a thing of the past, both online and offline verticals exist in unison. Let's compare and contrast this generational gap.

David Flynn

Swintt
15:40-16:00

Europe Vs Asia: slots, sportsbetting, fantasy gaming

Let's explore two major continents which have pushed the gambling envelope since time immemorial

Mario Galea

John Gordon

Incentive Games

Conference Room

HR & Careers

Conference Chair

Megan Easey

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10:00-10:10

iGeneration, gaming and recruitment

As millennials and iGen transition into the workforce, what are the opportunities and challenges recruiters need to look out for to engage new generations?

Ivan Filletti

Gaming Malta
10:10-10:20

Addressing the shortfall in human resources

Human resources are scarce and turnovers high. It's time to come up with a plan of action.

Jonathan Shaw

SiGMA iGaming Malta
10:20-10:40

Understanding the brain drain

Immigration can be a double-edged sword when it comes to human resources and talent acquisition. How does one incorporate proactive strategies given this reality?

Megan Easey

Ivan Filletti

Gaming Malta

Jonathan Shaw

SiGMA iGaming Malta

Sergio Muscat

10:40-11:00

Emerging trends in talent acquisition: what's the next big thing?

Let's take a look at today's emerging trends and the changing landscape we find ourselves in as we approach the next decade.

Adam Woodley

Betsson Group

Liam Reese

The Kindred Group

Thanos Marinos

Entergaming Platform

Cordelia Morgan

Catena Media
11:00-11:10

Talent retention in 21st century firms

Fasten your seatbelts as an industry expert gives us the lowdown on how to keep your most valuable assets.

Megan Easey

11:10-11:30

The emotional contract: understanding talent retention

First impressions have a lasting effect. What should firms do to strengthen the emotional contract between employer and employee?

Kevin Norville

SiGMA iGaming Malta

Wesley Ellul

Quizando

Jaime Debono

IGaming Academy

Yancy Naughton

11:30-12:00

The future of recruitment

Given the evolving emphasis of artificial intelligence systems on all facets of the workplace, it's safe the say HR is in for another big shake-up.

Fran Moisa

Nicholls Moisa

Lee Willows

Angelo Dalli

Umnai

Richard Mifsud

Helio Gaming
12:00-12:10

Alleviating high attrition through customer support

The forefront of every igaming operation is a solid customer support service and a can-do attitude. Let's delve into a case-study from an industry-leading operator.

Mette Lorenzen

12:10-12:30

Taking data-driven action through people analytics

HR has always been a data-heavy industry, let's examine how we can use and leverage this data in ways that align with business goals, such as increased revenue.

Sergio Muscat

Marinos Shiapanis

Campeón Gaming Partners

Gege Gatt

EBO

Angelo Dalli

Umnai
12:30-12:50

Powerful leaders: transforming brands and executive presence

Let's examine how a company recognises employee contribution within its culture and how the office experience can make for a more proactive and engaged workforce.

Robyn Pratt

Alex Kornilov

Francina Moisa

Keith Caruana

Edvinas Subacius

Dogma Studio
12:50-13:00

Aligning incentives: company output in a high-performance culture

It's time for an industry veteran to delineate the importance of culture on company performance.

Robyn Pratt

13:00-13:20

HR in an Agile environment

Giving employees the freedom to work flexibly can have several effects on performance, engagement and work output. Let's compare and contrast different working environments in light of 21st century trends.

Kevin Norville

SiGMA iGaming Malta

Roderick Spiteri Schillig

Betsson Group

Lee Willows

Sarah Yorston

LeoVegas
13:20-13:30

Employer branding, public perception

Nowadays a company's reputation matters more than ever. Let's look at this from the public's point of view.

Lee Willows

13:30-13:50

Unleashing digital native potential: AMA with Brock Pierce

Jessica Walker

Brock Pierce

Open Data Exchange

Miguel-Francis Santiago

THE FUTURE IS NOW MEDIA GROUP

Esports & Sportsbook

Conference Chair

Ivan Filletti

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14:00-14:10

One stop shop: iGaming on the Ethereum blockchain

Let's look into the differences and similarities between blockchain-based casinos and today's most prevalent options on the market.

Yelena kensborn

14:10-14:30

Thinking big: when sports meets Esports & video-game betting

What can the rapidly evolving Esports gaming sector learn from the established sportsbook sector? Let's delve into the cross-overs.

Robert Montgomery

Thanos Marinos

Entergaming Platform

Flavien Guillocheau

Quentin Martin

14:30-14:50

The eSports gaming community: opportunities and challenges

Esports is now a multi-billion dollar sector that surpasses the film industry by orders of magnitude. Let's get cracking.

Damian Mifsud

KnowMeNow

Oren Cohen Shwartz

Skywind group

Adam Savinson

Blaine Graboyes

GameCo
14:50-15:00

Gaming TV: player acquisition with on-demand video content

From Twitch streaming to on-demand sportsbook video, stat-filled previews to live commentary – rich content is a frontier that’s new to most affiliates. It's time to break down trends for player engagement, brand-building and increasing deposits.

Martin Calvert

15:00-15:25

Streaming services, live betting and games

On-demand streaming services have changed the betting landscape forever. What are the lessons learned and inbound opportunities for 2020?

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Ron Drihem & Co.

Richard Hogg

BETGAMES.TV

Mario Ovcharov

UltraPlay

Robert Dowling

Singular
15:25-15:50

eSports betting and market disruption

How do operators navigate the challenge of offering relevant products for esports iGamers?

Aideen Shortt

Random Consulting

Adriaan Brink

BETR Foundation

Martin Calvert

15:50-16:00

Simulated data: a tool for accurate predictions?

Artificial intelligence and data management systems can create incredibly accurate prediction models for both B2C and B2B environments. What are the next steps on this front?

Guy Bar Sade

Simpool.io
16:00-16:10

Data the new oil: the commercial opportunity

Everyone wants your data in exchange for a service. How have enterprise solutions adapted to this shift in public perception?

Alex Kornilov

16:10-16:25

Enhancing online games through user experience

Let’s find out how big data and machine learning can be incorporated to address pain points, reach business targets, and open new horizons for today’s iGaming sector.

Karl Davies Barrett

16:25-16:45

Analysis: what can we learn from the overnight success story of the battle royale genre?

What started out as a bug-ridden game modification is now the most popular genre in gaming history. How did this happen?

Chris Kissack

SMP Esports

Santhosh Palavesh

Playmonk

Kersten James Chircop

GMR Entertainment

Simon Theuma

16:45-17:05

Sports, Esports and peer-to-peer gaming

Real-time betting has taken on a whole new meaning with the introduction of ubiquitous peer-to-peer services. How does this change the narrative?

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Ron Drihem & Co.

Christian Rapani

Ariel Weiss

Jessica Maier

17:05-17:20

Giving back to the community: Esports health and fitness

It's time to give back to the Esports scene and illuminate health and wellness challenges to this passionate and fast-paced sector

Kirill Micallef Stafrace

17:20-17:40

Bootstrapping player engagement with AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms can drastically impact player acquisition and retention, among other things. Let's hear from the experts.

Robert Montgomery

Lloyd Danzig

ICED(AI)

Gege Gatt

EBO
17:40-18:00

When worlds meet: use-cases for AI & blockchain

Public ledger and AI applications and use-cases stretch across industries given the infrastructural proposition. How do they fit into the gaming picture?

Oron Barber

CoinPoint

Bruce Merati

BC Technologies LLC

Tony Pearce

Guy Bar Sade

Simpool.io

Workshop Room

New frontier: LatAm expand icon

Hosted by:

10:00-10:10

Opening Remarks

Alan Burak

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10:10-10:20

Latam and European markets: differences and similarities

Let's take a look at the cross-overs and differences across markets in this rapidfire presentation

Mario Benito

10:20-10:40

Frontier focus: Colombia

Colombia presents a vast array of opportunities in and around the Latam landscape. Let's hear the experts give us the lowdown on this budding industry.

Dr Michael Muscat

Victor Arias

Ingrid Alvarado Lopez

Mario Brescianini

Alessandro Fried

BtoBet
10:40-11:00

Latin America Regulatory update

Let's take a deep dive into the regulatory opportunities and risks within the Latam ecosystem, as this budding market flexes its jurisdictional muscles into new territories.

Filippo Ferri

BMM Testlabs

Monica Rangel

Gamesoft
11:00-11:20

Case study: Operator experiences in Colombia, Peru and Argentina

Gonzalo Perez

Apuesta Total

Andrea Rossi

Betsson Group
11:20-11:30

Running an affiliate program in LATAM

Victor Arias

New frontier: Africa expand icon

Conference Chair

Curtis Roach

Hosted by:

11:30-11:40

Insider knowledge: tailoring your product for Africa

Babatunde Ibidapo-Obe

11:40-12:15

Insider knowledge: tailoring your product for Africa

Despite the fact that it's predominantly retail-based, the African iGaming market has massive growth potential. Adding to this is the fact that the region is so large, with trends depending on which part of the continent you’re operating in. Considering these factors, what do operators need to take into account before setting up in this burgeoning market?

Yahaya Maikori

Law Allianz

Alessandro Pizzolotto

Harmen Brenninkmeijer

Quanta Plc
12:15-13:00

Going online in a retail world

While the African market is still 80% retail, the ubiquity of smartphones is changing the landscape into a whole new ball game. As readily accessible data becomes more affordable, what do domestic and international operators and suppliers need to watch for? Let's dig in.

Dimitri B

Patrick Udu

Martin Sack

Jason Garber

Charles Herisson

Empowerment of Women in collaboration with WiDS Malta and Data Science Malta expand icon

Hosted by:

16:00-16:30

Opening Speech

Denise De Gaetano

16:30-17:10

Women in Data & Tech

Denise De Gaetano

Beata Young

Lara Selvaggi

Annalise Azzopardi

17:10-17:25

Fire-side chat with Tech.MT

Dana Farrugia

17:25-17:45

AI applications & case studies

Denise De Gaetano

Jackie Mallia

Francina Moisa

Viktoria Soltesz

17:45-18:00

Closing Remarks

Denise De Gaetano

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