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ice totally gaming logoIt’s already been established that ICE Totally Gaming will be at the center of what is shaping up to be an iGaming festival in London this coming February 4-6. A total of eight conferences will be available, but more importantly, these summits will have over 80 of the brightest, sharpest, and shrewdest minds in the industry, each of whom possess a unique set of knowledge and expertise on their respective fields. Eight conferences. 80 speakers. Find out who’s at what conference so you’ll be able to keep track of what talks you’ll be attending.

The World Regulatory Briefing will feature some of the brightest minds in the industry when it comes to engaging in meaningful discussions regarding regulations in different jurisdictions in the world. Dignitaries from gambling authorities across the world will be on hand to share the regulations they’re dealing with and what the future holds for the industry in their respective regions. Be prepared to vigorously take down notes and put your ears on high blast when these individuals, including Dr. Benjamin Jansen, Deputy Director Sanctions and Prevention Policy, Ministry of Security and Justice Netherlands; Mathias Dahms, CEO, Mybet; Congressman Jon Porter (Ret.), CEO, Porter Gordon Silver Communications; Jan Jones, SVP, Communications/Government Relations, Caesars Entertainment; Antonio H. P. Silveira, Secretary of Economic Monitoring, Ministry of Finance, Brazil; and Andre Gelfi, Director, Codere do Brasil, all take to the podium and discuss this important subject matter.

The International Casino Conference has, without question, the biggest number of experts on hand to discuss a multitude of topics involving the international casino market. By our last count, 22 speakers will talks during the International Casino Conference, highlighted by a few notable names, including Bruce Rowe, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Customer Consulting, Bally Technologies Inc.; Håkan Hallstedt, Director General, Swedish Gambling Authority; Harrie Temmink, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Markt, European Commission; Heliodoro Giner, General Secretary, Spanish Casino Association; Ian Gosling, Chief Operating Officer, Regency Entertainment SA; Michael Leven, President and Chief Operating Officer, Las Vegas Sands; Peter Naessens, Head of Regulatory Advice Unit, Research & Development, Belgian Gaming Commission; and Ron Goudsmit, Chairman, European Casino Association.

The Cybercrime, Security & Regulatory Compliance In Gaming conference will give you the opportunity to discuss how a future of harmonized regulations is possible. After all, with the continuous growth of the industry, increased security is becoming of paramount importance. This conference discusses how the industry can move towards possibly establishing a global gaming security intelligence network throughout different gaming regions all over the world. A number of speakers will be on hand to discuss these issues, including Marko Hietala, Chief Security Officer, RAY; David Mills, Managing Director, Casa Compliance; Daniel Brättemark, Chief Security Officer, Paf; Dennis Luckett, Head of Fraud Prevention, Risk & Payments, Betfred; Jim Noakes, Head of Online Account Security & Payments, Gala Coral; and Doug Reeman, Head of Security and MLRO, London Clubs International.

The social side of gaming is gaining some steam within the industry and the increased importance placed in this new sector of gaming has justifiably created a lot of buzz. The Monetising Social Gaming conference aims to show the growing stature of social gaming and how you can leverage social gaming with gambling in order to set yourself up to the financial opportunities it could open up should you pursue to open the door and dive in with both feet. Industry experts from some of the biggest social media companies will be on hand to impart their expertise on the subject, including Sean Ryan, Director – Games Partnerships, Facebook; Dan Wiegenfeld, CEO, Diwip Games; and Carey DiJulio, VP & GM Casino, Big Fish.

In the past few years, mobile gaming has taken the forefront as one of the most important elements of running a successful iGaming business. The Mobile Gaming conference allows you to listen to sharp and highly intelligent people that are leading the movement towards delivering an enhanced customer gaming experience through mobile equipment, including smartphones and tablets. Set to be chaired by James Goode, Head of Marketing & Strategy, mFortune Mobile Casino, and recent winners of ‘Best Mobile Product’ at the EGR awards, the Mobile Gaming conference will feature some highly intelligent experts, including Jamie Reeve, Product Manager – Special Projects, Paddy Power; Trevor Graham, Senior Radio Manager Radio Frequency Planner, O2; Robert Jenkins, Head of Mobile, Unibet; Ben Kamara, Sportsbook Mobile Product Manager, BSkyB; and Paul McManus, Head of Mobile, Betway.

The international lottery business may not hold the same esteem as other forms of gaming these days, but it ‘s still one of the pillars of the industry in a number of different markets all over the world. Should you have a particular interest in this topic, the Innovation For Lotteries conference will be a sure-fire treat for you. Listen to the likes of Michael J. Jones, Superintendent, Illinois Lottery; Richard Bateson, Commercial Director, Camelot Global Services; David Walls, COO, The Health Lottery; and Zarko Zuvela, Development Director, Croatian Lottery, as they provide enlightenment on how you can further drive innovation and introduce new approaches for online, land-based, or even mobile lotteries.

Tying together land-based and iGaming operations is of critical importance these days in light of certain regulations that require a company to do so. That’s why the Integrating Land-Based & Online Gaming summit is the perfect place for anybody to further expand their knowledge on how to implement business practices that will lead to convergence between the land-based and online gambling.Fred Buro, CMO, MTR Gaming Group; Alex Czajkowski, CMO, Gala Interactive; and Peter Nolan, MD, Genting Alderney are a few of the many speakers that will provide their expert insight on this matter.

It might be difficult to keep track of all the speakers and experts that are scheduled to be part of the entire festivities. It’s pretty much next to impossible to attend all the conferences and listen to each and every speaker. So if you want to spend your time wisely, be sure to create a list of speakers you’d want to listen to and put greater emphasis on being there when they’re up on stage. There’s a wealth of knowledge available at ICE and they’re all at your disposal. It can’t get any better than that.

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