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EGC2019 Milan – Speaker profile: Stav Pischits (CEO at Cynance)

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Leading expert who brings more than 10 years of experience in cybersecurity consulting, risk management, data protection, compliance, and physical security to speak at EGC Milan 2019!

 

There are two weeks left until the 2nd edition of European Gaming Congress (EGC) opens its doors and we are getting ready for a packed conference with many industry experts sharing quality content from multiple jurisdictions and verticals.

The conference will take place on the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Hotel Milan and gathers 125 leading experts who have the possibility of leveraging from the connections they make during the event.

You can register here or view the agenda here!

Among the experts who will share information during the conference, we can find Stav Pischits (CEO at Cynance), brings more than 10 years of experience in cybersecurity consulting, risk management, data protection, compliance, and physical security.

Stav is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Accounting from Bar-Ilan University and an MSc in information systems management from Tel-Aviv University.

Expertise includes:

– Strong understanding of organizations’ business ecosystems and how to leverage information security solutions to serve companies’ business objectives

– In-depth knowledge of enterprise and start-up security threat landscape, security principles, and compliance risks, with a special focus on the gaming and fintech industries.

– Global experience in conducting information security risk assessments/privacy impact assessments /data protection and security awareness programs/ data mapping exercises. Conducted more than 100 evaluation programs.

– Leading high-performance teams during complex client engagements requiring a high tolerance for ambiguity. Lead more than 200 engagements for both FTSE 250 clients and start-up companies.

– Consulting experience includes – Cybersecurity risk, data protection and GDPR, design, and implementation of security policies, procedures, standards and controls, ISO27001/ UKGC readiness programs support and audits, hand-on experience and knowledge of web application and network hacking techniques

Stav will join the “Gaming and eSports Companies entering the Online Financial Industry and vice versa – Operational, Regulatory and Compliance Aspects” panel discussion alongside Graham Martin (Third Generation Bookmaker and Gaming Industry Veteran), Martina Scalpello (Senior Manager – AML Compliance – at ARQ Group Malta), Dr. Holger Jakob (Head of Legal at G2 Esports) and Tal Itzhak Ron (Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist and Notary), who is the panel moderator.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in Europe via the EGC platform every year.

Register here!

Browse the official event website here:  www.europeangamingcongress.com

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Personalization in the age of privacy with Magith Noohukhan (Braze) at Prague Gaming Summit 2020

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The 4th edition of the Prague Gaming Summit will take place on 6 March 2020 and will feature an interesting talk about the age of privacy from the marketing leaders’ perspective.

 

These days marketers have access to ever more sophisticated technology options that allow them to customize messaging and approach. But that also potentially creates new headaches for them, which the privacy.

Data privacy has been a hot topic for a number of years. Scandals such as Cambridge Analytica have raised consumer consciousness about the consequences of the level of that data collection by companies, while regulatory changes like GDPR see those concerns reflected in law.

How can brands empower themselves to have more meaningful conversations with their customers using the trillions of data they collect? Thanks to the rise of multiple platforms and personal devices like smartphones, smartwatches, and home devices, the brands equipped to deliver the most relevant customer experiences have a competitive edge. Yet, for customers, those experiences can come with a cost—their privacy. This session will directly address you can grow your business in the age of privacy to provide more relevant and personalized recommendations, all while protecting the privacy of your users.

On the 6th of March at the Prague Gaming Summit, you have the opportunity to dive into the subject during the presentation of Magith Noohukhan (Customer Engagement Evangelist at Braze).

Magith is an Experienced Marketing Leader with a demonstrated history of working experience in various technology companies. Skilled in Strategic Brand Management, Brand Marketing, Brand Positioning, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, and strong media relationships. After Evangelising and Marketing the XING Brand over the last several years, he is now the Global Evangelist for Braze!

Benefit of the Early Bird rates until 31 December 2019 and attend this great presentation.

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

 

About Prague Gaming Summit

Even from its inaugural edition in 2017, Prague Gaming Summit has been considered as the leading event in the region which offers a priceless opportunity for local and international operators to get together yearly to network and learn. The conference has recorded considerable growth during the 2018 edition and continues to bring the quality platform with which usual delegates have already gotten used too. You can read the post-event reports from the earlier events on the following links 2017 / 2018 / 2019

For more details visit www.praguegamingsummit.com

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Provisional Agenda announced for the 4th edition of Prague Gaming Summit, panel discussions, workshops, keynotes and more

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The 4th edition of the Prague Gaming Summit will take place on 6 March 2020 and is bringing a completely new format.

 

The 2020 edition of Prague Gaming Summit will take place on the 6th of March and as mentioned in earlier press releases, will bring a brand new format of speeches and more trending themes as it did in the early year.

The introduction of the keynote speeches, workshops, and more networking opportunities are among the new implementations but the topics will also have a different focus on the industry.

Today, we are happy to reveal the provisional agenda which includes the following panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops:

  • Spotlight on the Czech Republic (Gambling Exclusion Register, Higher Taxes and more) (panel discussion)
  • Market Rundown: Slovakia and Poland (Slovakian Gambling Regulatory Authority, Blanket Gambling Ban, Amendments and more) (panel discussion)
  • Diversity In The Gambling Industry, HR Topic Or Reality (panel discussion)
  • Strategies that help you concentrate and focus on your business’s core functions (Workshop Room: Sapphire A + B)*
  • Personalization in the age of privacy (Large Room: Opal, Topaz, Quartz) (keynote presentation)
  • Convergence Of Markets In Online Sports Betting (Large Room: Opal, Topaz, Quartz)
  • Key Elements To Consider When Choosing The Right Slots Games For Your Audience (Workshop Room: Sapphire A + B)*
  • Gambling And Casino Games Via Social Media And Online Technologies (Large Room: Opal, Topaz, Quartz)
  • You Thought Millennials Are Hard To Please? Are You Ready For Generation Z (Large Room: Opal, Topaz, Quartz)
  • Global Payment Platforms And Why You Need To Choose Innovative Methods (Large Room: Opal, Topaz, Quartz)

*The workshops will run in parallel with the panel discussions and are limited to maximum 30 delegates per session.

At the 4th edition of the Prague Gaming Summit, the leading boutique style gambling industry conference of the region, you will also have the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names of the industry.

We are also happy to reveal some of the already confirmed speakers: Kostandina – Nina Zafirovska (General Manager at IT Labs), Magith Noohukhan (Customer Engagement Evangelist at Braze), Jakub Myszkorowski (Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE), Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection Officer at NSoft), Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert), Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm), Jan Rehola (Institute for Gambling Regulation – IFGR) and more.

Among the already confirmed sponsors of the event you will find SBTech (Lanyards Sponsor), NSoft (Silver Sponsor), Altenar (Pen, Paper And Pamper Sponsor), Inplaynet (Registration and Badge Sponsor), BtoBet (Digital Sponsor), Golden Race (General Sponsor) and IT Labs (Outsourcing Sponsor).

Benefit of the Early Bird rates until 31 December 2019

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

Here are a few of the testimonials that have left by the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of Prague Gaming Summit:

The Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was very well organised and included a number of key international speakers. Agenda was full of interesting content and panels were aimed at discussing areas of mutual interest.” – Heathcliff Farrugia, Chief Executive Officer at Malta Gaming Authority(MGA)

Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was the great challenge which showed the new regulations in Eastern Europe. Thank you Zoltan for the great organization’s and thank you for the conference which covered the new opportunities and the new ways to the operators.– Vladimir Petrov FPQP, Global Research Analyst and International Development at Efbet Casinos & Sports

Prague Gaming Summit is a great place to discuss the current hot topics in the gaming industry and exchange opinions and ideas with the most relevant people from the operator, affiliate and provider sides. It was a pleasure joining the panel about the relationship between operators, affiliates and regulators and sharing my views from the Trustly perspective.– Vasilije Lekovic, Director of Gaming Accounts at Trustly

It was great to have the operators and suppliers with the presence in the CEE territories under one roof. It is always very useful to discover the challenges and see the trends of the industry in the newly regulated markets.– Tal Zamstein, Group Head of Gaming at Fortuna Group

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Prague Gaming Summit. The agenda was relevant, content was good and the caliber of speakers was excellent. I also welcomed the opportunity to catch up with some old faces and forge ties with new ones. Kudos to Zoltan and the team. I look forward to attending again next year.– Russell Mifsud, Gaming industry specialist – Associate Director at KPMG

An outstandingly organized event, free of the hustle associated with hectic expo conferences, bringing together industry stakeholders to debate, network and gather insights. The great location and distinguished speakers all add up to this great forum, which I recommend to anyone wishing to keep track of current developments in the region or is willing to receive a hint of what’s coming next in igaming.– Georgi Dimitrov, Legal Counsel / Compliance Manager at EGT Interactive

This most recent event was a rich one. The diversity of speakers and the structured topics provided a platform for real debate, presenting food for thought for many. I’m sure I/we will pick up on the very relevant topics again at this event.– Charmaine Hogan (Regulatory & Public Affairs, International Relations, Policy Development Expert)

Fantastic event: well-organized, interesting and keeping up with the latest trends; a leader in its field!– Donata Szabo, Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance

A conference of great quality. Not only excellent content is presented by top experts, but also the industry is moving closer together through many networking opportunities.“ – Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M (Secretary General, Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling)

Prague Gaming Summit 3 brought together Maltese, Romanian and other regulators, software developers, operators, and payment solution providers, to name a few. It was great participating in the discussions with everyone on and off the agenda.” – Kate Romanenko, CBO of Evoplay Entertainment

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Post-Event European Gaming Congress 2019 Milan: Quality Networking, Interesting Discussions and Destination Athens 2020

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EGC2019 Milan a huge success, announcing Athens as the destination of the 2020 edition!

The second edition of the European Gaming Congress (EGC) took last month on the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Milan and gathered +110 high-level delegates from around Europe, including official delegations from Cyprus, Malta, and South Korea.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2019 edition for their support and here are the companies for which we are thankful:

NetEnt – MAIN STAGE SPONSOR

SBTech – LANYARDS SPONSOR

PLANZER LAW – EUROPEAN REGULATORY SPONSOR

TAL RON, DRIHEM & CO LAW FIRM – LEGAL AND BANKING SPONSOR

BETEGY – TECHNOLOGICAL SPONSOR

BtoBet – DIGITAL SPONSOR

Altenar – PEN, PAPER AND PAMPER SPONSOR

NSoft – GENERAL SPONSOR

Netshop ISP – GENERAL SPONSOR

The 2019 edition of the conference recorded 9 sponsors and most of them have already confirmed their support for the 2020 edition.

“European Gaming Congress is here to stay and we are happy that the platform has received so much encouragement by leading brands, regulators and government officials coming all the way from Asia. We are happy that the second edition was a sold-out event and the information which was shared by some of the biggest names of the industry has reached so many interested delegates. We are already planning for the 2020 edition and make sure to pre-register in order to receive the updates”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events.

Based on the survey which was filled out by 68% of the delegates, the conference will move to Athens, Greece in 2020 and the proposed date of the conference is the 5th of November. The venue will be disclosed at the beginning of next year and the organizers look forward to greeting delegates in new European capital in a market that will probably be highlighted in many news.

You can view the full official image gallery on the following link: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJqP3u8

The conference brought together compliance experts, regulators, leading gambling industry operators, marketing experts and several service providers from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, South Korea, the Baltics, the D-A-CH region, but also from several other European regions.

The agenda of the conference included several panel discussions, and an exclusive IMGL MasterClass which was titled as “Ideal connection and communication between regulators and the industry” and was joined by Ioanna Fiakkou (Chairwoman of the National Betting Authority Cyprus), Michele Magro (Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs for the Malta Gaming Authority), Maarten Haijer (Secretary-General of the European Gaming and Betting Association – EGBA), Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners) and Andrew Cochrane (Chief Development Officer at SBTech).

The attending delegates had the unique opportunity to hear the recent updates and enjoy networking sessions with some of the leading names of the industry. You can find the full list of speakers below at the end of this press release.

The audio recordings of the panel discussions are available for European Gaming PREMIUM Members.

During the second edition of EGC, attending delegates also had the opportunity to decide the winners in the 26 categories of inaugural SEG Awards (Southern European Gaming Awards).

Special thank you goes to the presenters of the awards for their professionalism, Julia Peeva-Sertov (CEO at Amusnet Gaming) and Andrius Gabnys (Founder at Gabnys Law Firm).

As in other awards ceremonies hosted by our team, the winners were announced in the final session of the conference, after the secret vote cast by the attending delegates. You can view the full list of the winners per each category on the following link.

Congratulations to all the winners and the organizers look forward to welcoming you back in 2020!

Make sure to also subscribe to the social media channels of the conference for continuous updates regarding the 2020 event: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Page, LinkedIn Group.

The next edition of EGC will be held in November 2020 in Athens, you can Pre-Register here to get the latest notification about the official date, location, and speaking possibilities.

We are already working hard on the next events and the look forward to seeing you soon in Prague or Tallinn! More details about the upcoming events calendar can be found here.

Here are a few of the testimonials that have left by the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of European Gaming Congress which was held in Milan:

The event appeared very interesting for me in terms of networking opportunities. The first panel was in-depth analyses of the Italian regulatory regime and it was very useful. I am planning to attend the next event as well.” – Polina Nedyalkova – Business Development Manager at EGT Interactive

I was attending the European Gaming Congress in Milan last week. It was a great pleasure for me to take part in this event. I met a lot of people. I took part in a panel discussion about marketing on the regulated markets. I told a lot about Parimatch practices regarding that. I heard a lot about GDPR in the European Union and in the advertising industry. I heard about the practices of Italians and other countries. Thank you for the great possibilities to take part in such an event. Thanks to organizers. See you soon at other events.” – Ivan Liashenko – Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch

The best way to describe EGC in Milan is with Paul J. Meyers quote: ‘Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.’ Thanks again to Zoltan for another great event with high-quality attendees.” – Melanie Hainzer – Marketing Manager at Wildz

EGC is a boutique event pitched at influencer level delegates and of the size and structure that facilitates open discussion and engagement, thoroughly informative and enjoyable.” – Graham Luke – Gaming Industry Consultant – Marathonbet

Nice mingle between regulators and the industry. A great chance to share views with key players and have a grasp on the most recent developments of the industry.”  – Michalis Karamanlis – Legal Counsel at Betano

Once again, European Gaming Events put together a quality, boutique event that brought together people from different, but interconnected sectors of the iGaming industry. It was the most beneficial learning and networking experience!”Maria E. Arnidou – Marketing & Communications Management at Fantasy Sports Interactive

It is always a pleasure to attend the organizers’ events since they provide useful insight and, most importantly, the context for unpretentious and productive networking with key people in the gaming industry.” – Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros – Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions

EGC2019 Milan was nothing short of what I was expecting, a great opportunity to share and learn from the best of the industry.” – Vasco Albuquerque – SEO Manager at All-in Translations

Professionally organized with highest targeting precision for relevant topics” – Dr. Joerg Hofmann – Senior Partner MELCHERS law firm; President IMGL (2014 + 2015)

The lectures and industry insight during the conference were given by:

Maurizio Bernardo (Senior Strategic Advisor at SKS365), Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar), Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners), Andrea Eletto (Legal and Research Analyst at GamblingCompliance), Alessandro Allara (Sportsbook and Digital Director at SNAITECH), Willem van Oort (Founder of Gaming in Holland / Gaming in Spain), Marko Jankovic (Head Of Business Development at G-Core Labs S.A.), Ioanna Fiakkou (Chairwoman of the National Betting Authority Cyprus), Michele Magro (Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs for the Malta Gaming Authority), Maarten Haijer (Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association – EGBA), Andrew Cochrane (Chief Development Officer at SBTech), André Wilsenach (Senior Vice President, Government Relations at BMM Testlabs), Ariel Weiss (CEO of n00b), Melanie Hainzer (Marketing Manager at Wildz), Sara-Swetlana Klimper (Senior Independent Gaming Consultant), Amir Mikay (CEO at Trafficlightmedia), Graham Martin (Third Generation Bookmaker and Gaming Industry Veteran), Martina Scalpello (Senior Manager at ARQ Group Malta), Dr. Holger Jakob (Head of Legal at G2 Esports), Stav Pischits (CEO at Cynance), Dr. Christian Rapani (Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani), Ivan Liashenko (Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch), Francesco Gaziano (Chief Marketing Officer and Country Manager Italy at SKS365) and last but not least Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company).

Special gratitude is also extended to the panel moderators for keeping the discussions flowing and educative:

Christian Tirabassi (Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure / Gioconews.it writer), Donata Szabo (Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW), Tal Itzhak Ron (Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist and Notary), Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm) and last but not least Vasco Albuquerque (SEO Manager at All-in Global).

For further inquiries about the 2020 edition of EGC and SEG Awards, speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an e-mail to [email protected] or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.

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