SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital will feature the strongest betting and gaming industry speaker line-up of 2020, with Carsten Koerl (CEO, Sportradar), Tim Heath (CEO Coingaming Group), Paris Smith (CEO, Pinnacle) and Giovanni Garrisi (CEO, Stanleybet Group) among the 200 senior executives set to share valuable insights and ideas.
The virtual event, which takes place on 8 -11 September 2020, consists of four main zones - Sports Betting, Casino & Gaming, Payments & Compliance, and Affiliate & Marketing - each of which has tailored conference content, skills workshops, themed networking roundtables, and a display of the latest innovations from leading suppliers.
There is also a dedicated Media & Partner Zone where delegates can catch up with the industry’s leading publications and organisations. SBC has also set up a virtual Press Conference Room to allow companies to promote their marketing messages.
The conference element of each main zone has an expert speaker line-up consisting of senior executives from major operators in markets around the world, along with regulators, affiliates, suppliers, and specialists from the worlds of technology, marketing and safer gambling.
Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of SBC, said: “This is one of the highest level speaker line-ups ever compiled for a betting and gaming industry conference, either physical or virtual.
“Delegates can look forward to learning from the most influential people in the industry, as they share ideas that will shape the future of all the main verticals and major established markets. The roster also includes a great selection of speakers with experience of working in emerging markets, who will detail some of the most exciting growth opportunities for both operators and suppliers.”
The speaker roster for the Sports Betting Zone features the CEOs of market-leading international operators. Among those joining Smith and Garrisi are Interwetten’s Dominik Beier, BetFirst’s Alexis Murphy, MaxBet’s Minja Bolesnikov, Coolbet’s Anders Karlsen, Zamba’s Rodrigo Afanador, Pixel.bet’s Eirik Kristiansen, Fitzdares’ William Woodhams and JD Duarte of Betcris.
Alongside the CEOs on the agenda are a selection of other senior operator representatives, such as Joe Lee (Head of GB&I, Paddy Power Betfair), Matt Scarrott (Sportsbook Director, BetVictor), Maxim Afanasyev (CPO, Ligastavok), Tyrone Dobbin (Managing Director, Sportingbet South Africa), Andre Gelfi (Managing Partner Brazil, Betsson Group), Lenin Castillo (Online COO, Logrand Entertainment Group), Fernanda Sainz (CMO LatAm, Caliente Interactive), Hugo Llanos (COO, Wplay) and Richard Schwartz (President, Rush Street Interactive). Additionally, the line-up includes numerous technology specialists, such as Raja B-Sheikh (Director of Product, GVC), Aris Dimarakis (CTO, Kaizen Gaming) Grigory Bakunov (CTO, Parimatch), Alexey Khobot (CTO, Fonbet), and Zeno Ossko (COO, BetWarrior)
There is also a strong line-up of lottery speakers, including Niels Erik Folmann (CEO, Danske Spil), Marko Stokuca (Deputy Director of the Gaming and Game Development Division, Hrvatska Lutrija), Søren Schneider (Director of Product Management, Danske Spil), Sam Depoortere (Sportsbook Director, Nederlandse Loterij), Gilles Maillet (Director of Sports Integrity, FDJ), Jens Nielsen (Sportsbook Director, Danske Spil), Tay Boon Khai (Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Singapore Pools), Arno de Jong (CMO, Nederlandse Loterij) and GLMS President Ludovico Calvi.
Adding to the insights of the betting operators are a host of major suppliers, including Sportradar’s Koerl, Delasport CEO Avi Shemesh, Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis, Kambi’s Head Sportsbook Controller Oliver Lamb, SportCaller Managing Director Cillian Barry, Xtremepush CEO Tommy Kearns, PinProjekt COO Vedran Katic, and BetInvest Head of Business Development Oleksandra Kalchuk. There will also be input from the worlds of professional sports and media, with Kuljeet Sindhar (Senior Director, International Fantasy & Gaming, NBA), Matthias Kirschenhofer (Chief Officer Legal & Finance, Sport1 Medien AG), and Simon Schleich (Managing Director, e|motion sports) among the speakers.
The Casino & Gaming Zone brings together representatives from many of the world’s leading igaming operators to share insights about the future of online casino, slots and live casino. They include Ariel Reem (CEO, Genesis Global), Paul Fox (CEO, LeTou), Jeremy Taylor (Managing Director, Genting), Eric Olders (CEO, JVH Gaming), Tim De Borle (COO, Napoleon Sports & Casino), David Fernandez Martinez (MD Spain, Betsson), Jacqui Gatt (Director of Gaming, Casumo), Robin Eirik Reed (CEO, Ichiban Ventures), Bobby Garg (CEO & Co-Founder, Passion Gaming), Gali Hartuv (Head of VIP, 10Bet), Filip Berlikowski (CTO, Genesis Global) and Stefania Mincu (Head of Casino, Ellmount Interactive).
The Payments & Compliance Zone features an unrivalled line-up of operator payments specialists, including Coingaming Group’s Heath, David Foster (Head of Regulatory Affairs, GVC), Steven Armstrong (Group Director of AML, William Hill), Isabelle Deslisle (Global Head of Payment Solutions, Pinnacle), Lior Segal (Director of Payments, The Stars Group), David Williams (Director of Public Affairs, Rank Group), Ievgeniia Derbal (Head of Legal, Parimatch) and Thees Buschmann (Head of Compliance, Red Rhino). They will be joined by representatives of a number of leading suppliers, such as Beyza Orazova (Head of Sales iGaming, Dimoco), Andrea McGeachin (CCO, Neosurf) and Tiago Veiga (Head of Business Development, Aurum Solutions).
It will also have a major focus on safer gambling, with a full content track dedicated to the issue. It will feature specialists such as Anna Hemmings (CEO, GamCare), Paul Buck (CEO, EPIC Risk Management), Matthew Hickey (Interim CEO, Gordon Moody Association), Adam Bradford (CEO, Safer Online Gambling), Kirsty Caldwell (Founder & Director, BetSmart Consulting) and Jason Shiers (Transformative Coach, UKAT), with operator input from Martin Lycka (Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC), Jon Duffy (SVP, Corporate Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Genting) and Maris Catania (Head of Responsible Gaming and Research, Kindred Group).
The speakers in the Affiliate & Marketing Zone includes senior executives from many of the world’s leading affiliates, including Stuart Simms (CEO, XLMedia), Simon Pilkington (CEO, KaFe Rocks), Jonas Kyllonen (Co-Founder, Mr-Gamble), David da Silva (CEO, EasyOdds), Yaroslav Stanev (Head of Marketing, Oddspedia), Joaquín Gago (Founder, BetanDeal), Sue Dawson (Head of Content, FTD Digital) and Alessandro Valente (Founder, Super Afiliados).
The content will also include specialist input from Google’s Industry Head - Financial Trading and Egaming Chris Harrison and Spanish trade association Jdigital’s Director General Andrea Vota. They will be joined by a host of specialists from major operators, such as Dan Towse (Head of Brand, Marathonbet), Eitan Gorodetsky (Acquisition Director, Betsson Group), Lee Beirne (Head of SEO, Ladbrokes Coral), Alvaro González (Head of Marketing & Online, Retabet), Carlos González (E-gaming Manager, Marca Apuestas), Carmelo Mazza (CEO, OIA Services), Matthias Schuller (Managing Director, Run It Once) and Lisa Sjö-Rasmussen (SEO Product Specialist, Betsson Group).