Between October 31st and November 2nd, SiGMA 2014 will gather under one roof some of the world’s leading figures in the iGaming industry, turning Malta into a focal point where the latest industry knowledge will be made available to over 500 attendees, including suppliers, C-level executives, affiliates and marketing partners.
The summit is purposely divided into two dedicated tracks which specifically address topics interesting these groups. Conference One will be aimed at C-level executives and suppliers, with a special focus on regulation, taxation, legislation, banking and software development issues.
In this article we list the top eight SiGMA 2014 speakers that C-level execs and suppliers can’t afford to miss and the subjects that these experts will be discussing at the summit.
Executive Chairman, Lotteries and Gaming Authority
Joseph Cuschieri will bring to the SiGMA 2014 podium his vast experience in economic regulatory frameworks. A certified public accountant by profession, Joseph Cuschieri has held numerous posts in the electronic communications sector, including a five-year stint Chief Operating Officer at the Malta Communications Authority.
In 2013, Joseph Cuschieri was appointed Executive Chairman of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA), a role he took on with the express intention of spearheading important reforms that will make the LGA more efficient and agile, including strategically develop the on-line gaming sector further and consolidate Malta’s sterling reputation globally as an robust gaming jurisdiction.
At SiGMA 2014, Joseph Cuschieri will be debriefing C-level executives and suppliers on October 31st with the latest updates about the LGA and the Maltese gaming regulatory framework.
Planzer, Planzer Law
Simon Planzer is a founding partner at Planzer law, a Swiss law firm which specializes in gaming law and advises companies in the sector on general commercial issues.
His background in the gaming industry is both practical and academic, thus being able to expertly synthesize legal concepts with real-world scenarios where these apply. In fact, Simon Planzer wrote his Ph.D. thesis on gaming and is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, an organization gathering together some of the world’s top gaming lawyers, regulators and educators.
Simon Planzer will step onto the SiGMA 2014 stage three times. His first presentation, delivered on October 31st, will explore whether a single market for online gaming can become a reality or forever remain an elusive pipeline dream for operators. Joining him for this talk will be Nick Nocton and Michael Frendo. Later that day, he will take the floor again, with Silvio Schembri and Samuel Gauci, to discuss best practice for responsible social gaming.
On November 1st, Simon Planzer will be presenting again with Nick Nocton, this time to provide a comprehensive overview of gaming legislation outside the European Union and explore emerging gaming markets.
Director, Jeffrey Green Russell Law
Nick Nocton is Director of the Gaming and Betting Group at the London law firm Jeffrey Green Russell Law. He has advised operators on gambling issues for over twelve years, with an emphasis on licensing, regulation and general commercial matters.
Nick Norton’s speaking credits include numerous national and international conferences and he regularly contributes to many leading gaming publication as well. He holds the post of Editor of IMGL’s European Gaming Lawyer magazine.
At SiGMA 2014, he will be sharing his views about the feasibility of a single globalised gaming market on October 31st, as well as discussing gaming legislation outside the European Union on November 1st.
Angelo Dalli occupies the post of CEO at the local gaming platform company Bit8 which he co-founded. He successfully nurtured Bit8 through its initial growth phase and led it during its first external financing round.
Angelo Dalli has over 23 publications in his name and draws from over sixteen years of experience holding executive roles in various technologies, entertainment and gaming companies.
On November 1st, he will sharing the spotlight with Olga Finkel and Nikolai Livori as they explain the legal and technological implications of data sovereignty, geo-location and player ID.
As CEO of LeoVegas, one of Sweden’s leading mobile casinos, and with eyes firmly set on claiming a larger market share across Europe, Johan Styren brings to the table the bleeding-edge account of a company that is leveraging every opportunity available to promote mobile products to gamblers across the continent.
His ambition to meet and exceed company growth targets is firmly rooted in the wide-ranging experience he built over the years working in the online and mobile gaming industry, including building and managing every step of the sales funnel.
Johan Styren and Simon Hammon will be talking to C-level executives and suppliers on November 1st about innovation and the role of mobile products in boosting gambling growth.
Business Advisor, GoCoin
For almost a decade, Eric Benz has delivered cutting-edge payment solutions to some of the world’s biggest online brand outlets, revolutionizing the way these companies fulfilled their customers’ demands.
His expertise in the European and emerging markets positions him as an authority in development of merchant services and payment solutions, including in the fast-growing digital currency and mobile wallet markets.
Eric Benz will share some of his knowledge on his area of expertise on November 1st, when he discusses the latest online payment trends, such as digital wallets and cryptocurrencies.
Chief Product Officer, Tipico
Jesper Ramskov Jensen is Chief Product Officer at Tipico, an online sportsbook registered in Germany and Malta that was launched in 2004 and has grown steadily since then to become an industry leader with 135 employees for their Malta branch only.
He oversees a variety of facets of the sportsbook’s operations, including product management, strategic planning, and defining and delivering the trading strategy for Tipico in existing and future markets.
On November 1st, right after the lunch break, Jesper Ramskov Jensen will step onto the SiGMA stage to speak about the important issue of match fixing and how a holistic approach is needed to address the media and regulatory shortfalls in this regard.
Chief Product Officer, NetEnt
Simon Hamman is Chief Product Officer at NetEnt, where he has been working for the past four years and at which he acquired a wealth of industry experience regarding game development for remote gaming operators.
At SiGMA 2014, Simon Hammon will be sharing the stage on November 1st with Johan Styren, where he will tap into this knowledge of the gaming cycle, specifically for a mobile platform, to deliver a presentation on innovation and the role of mobile products in boosting gambling growth.
Knowledge is power. Community is opportunity.
SiGMA 2014 delivers an ideal opportunity to drink at the source of the most cutting-edge knowledge in the industry and leverage this information to get an edge on the competition and take the lead in your market.
However, SiGMA 2014 promises much more. Thanks to numerous networking events organised by our partners, you will be able to put into action the knowledge learnt right away by finding the contacts you need to take your business to the next level.