SiGMA 'MALTA' Edition Speakers
VP of Legal
Abby is currently the Vice President of Legal of Betsson AB and General Counsel of Betsson’s Operational Group, managing its legal, compliance and regulatory functions. Abby is an England and Wales qualified solicitor with over 10 years’ experience in media, e-commerce and the igaming sector across a number of multinational companies including NBC Universal and JD Sports PLC.
Dr. Abdalla Kablan is an award winning serial entrepreneur, and Fintech expert. He specialises in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the design of complex systems. He is the CEO of Wyzer Ai and founder of Hippo Data, a Fintech and AI startup which was selected in 2016 to be a part of Microsoft Ventures, UK. Hippo Data’s VR platform was also featured at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos. Furthermore, he is the founder of Scheduit, an intelligent business oriented matchmaking and professional networking platform.
Head of European Listings
Adam Kostyál is the Senior Vice President of the Global Listing Services and head of European Listings for Nasdaq. Besides the Nordic Exchanges, Nasdaq has approximately 200 companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on Nasdaq in the USA. In addition Nasdaq has launched the Nasdaq Private Market which is an offering focused on supporting private growth companies in managing liquidity events.
Adam has been with Nasdaq for the past 10 years. He started his career at OMX and has been in various commercial roles within the organization. Prior to his current role he had overall responsibility for Nasdaq Market Technology for the European, Central and Eastern European regions. Prior to Nasdaq, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg.
He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French. He is also the father of five.
Adam is an Associate Director in the KPMG Economics team, where he has worked for the past six years. Adam has a passion for the economics of the gambling industry, and has worked with a number of clients on engagements in M&A, game design, simulation analyses and taxation. In M&A specifically, his work typically includes assisting clients seeking to achieve clearance from competition authorities during merger processes in the UK, EU and other jurisdictions, as well as assisting third parties taking an active interest in the outcome of a merger inquiry. He has also worked on the strategy side of deals.
Adam has been connecting the best Global talent with the World’s leading employers for over 15 years. As Recruitment Manager for Betsson Group it’s his role to ensure Malta’s largest iGaming business is attracting the very best talent the market has to offer. During the last 3.5 years Adam has played a central role in enabling Betsson Group to drastically scale-up to meet the hiring demands of the business. Before Betsson, Adam split his recruitment career between specialist consultancies and running internal recruitment functions for companies primarily in the Digital and Tech space. Not necessarily the intended career route for this Politics and Journalism Grad but certainly one he’s never looked back on.
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Adriaan is passionate about betting, gambling, technology and internet payment technology. He has designed and built a number of industrial strength systems and has over 20 years of experience operating online gambling sites including the world’s first online gaming site – plus lotto – launched in 1995.
Adriaan Brits is a marketing consultant, trusted business adviser and author of e-learning solutions for S&P500 clients. Many of his publications and thought leadership can be found at major outlets. With focus on digital marketing, analytics and media buying, Adriaan also helps mastermind affiliate development strategy.