The 4th edition of the Prague Gaming Summit will take place on 6 March 2020 and welcomes leading operators, service providers and gambling industry experts from all across Europe.
On the 6th of March at the Prague Gaming Summit, you have the opportunity to dive into several subjects, among which also the “Market Rundown: Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland”.
As mentioned in earlier press releases, Prague Gaming Summit 2020 will bring a brand new format of speeches and more trending themes as it did in the early years.
Among the leading experts that will share their latest information, you have the opportunity to hear more about the new Ukrainian Gambling legislation and much more from Maksym Liashko – Parimatch.
Maksym Liashko has responsibility for the legal, financial, and communications functions of Parimatch. His professional experience in law, media relations, and business consultancy have helped him to successfully build these teams, and deliver on Parimatch’s wider corporate strategy.
Since April 2016 Maksym has been head of the legal team and in 2018 became a Partner. He has extensive experience in management, representing groups of entities, approval of decisions, corporate governance, and conducting the legal restructuring of assets. Since becoming a Partner, Maksym has successfully overseen the restructuring of the legal team.
Maksym has over 15 years of experience in M&A, competitive law, tax optimization, international jurisdiction, legal and business consultancy and has vast experience of working with online businesses. Maksym holds a BS degree in Law, and a Specialist degree in Business Relations, and a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property.
Maksym enjoys skiing and hiking. Since relocating to Parimatch’s HQ to Cyprus, Maksym has found a new hobby: water sports. Maksym is happily married and has two children.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn and networking with the leaders of the industry.
Here is a testimonial that has been left by Vasilije Lekovic, one of the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of Prague Gaming Summit:
“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.”
Director of Gaming Accounts at Trustly
Prague Gaming & TECH Summit To Rock Networking with Electrifying Endorphina Club Party
HIPTHER, leading event organizer specializing in the Gaming and Technology sectors, and Endorphina, renowned iGaming Software Company catering to diverse markets, are thrilled to announce the “Endorphina Club 777” Networking Party at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit 2024, set to ignite the industry on 26 March.
The Endorphina Club 777 is an exclusive evening gathering that promises to be a highlight of the year for the gaming and technology industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the success of the Endorphina Club networking party introduced in 2023, this event is back by popular demand, thanks to the overwhelming response it received.
Hosted and sponsored by Endorphina, this year’s edition of the Endorphina Club “777” on 26 March will transport guests into a world of espionage and glamour with its James Bond/Casino Royale theme. Set against the backdrop of the ROYAL Theatre & Club Chic, which is named one of the Top 6 Hotspot Bars in Prague by Elle Magazine, attendees can expect an unforgettable evening of sophistication and excitement.
What makes this year’s event even more special is that it will also host the prestigious GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony. Following the Final Vote earlier in the day by Summit participants, the GamingTECH Awards Winners will be unveiled and celebrated on the illustrious stage of the ROYAL Theatre & Club Chic.
But the excitement doesn’t end there. The event promises a captivating “shaken, not stirred” blend of networking opportunities, tantalizing drinks, delectable finger food, and a live performance by burlesque dancers – ensuring an unforgettable experience for all in attendance!
Here’s what our esteemed sponsors/hosts, Endorphina, and Head of Marketing, Lenka DiNozzi, have to say for the Endorphina Club 777: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring this event and partnering with Hipther. For us, this party is more than just a night of fun and glamour. It’s an opportunity to bring people together and to inspire one another to continue making a positive impact in our community.
We are also humbled to be hosting the awards ceremony tonight, recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals who have made a significant impact in the igaming field.
So let’s raise a martini to a night of fun, networking, and partnership!”
Zoltan Tuendik, HIPTHER Co-Founder, commented on the event: “Our team is immensely grateful for Endorphina’s steadfast partnership as we gear up for the second ‘Endorphina Club’ at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit. Their support transcends the ordinary, crafting unforgettable experiences that resonate within our community. We eagerly anticipate elevating this year’s event to new heights and are excited about the future collaborations that lie ahead. Thank you, Endorphina, for being a cornerstone of our summit’s success and for helping us shape the future of the gaming and technology industries.“
Endorphina is a well known software provider in the iGaming world, dedicated to innovation and player satisfaction since it was founded back in 2012. In fact, Endorphina’s quality has been proven time and time again with its multiple well-deserved industry awards, as well as the increase of total spins by 31% in the year 2023! Furthermore, Endorphina has over 2,500 global partners all known for bringing high-quality content to their customers. Endorphina’s game portfolio consists of over 150+ online slots, including Lord of the Seas, Late Night Win, Joker Ra, Fresh Crush, and Argonauts, all featuring compelling factors like free spins, bonuses, multipliers, and so much more.
The largest exhibition of the gaming industry in Bulgaria marks its 15 year
The largest trade exhibition of the gaming industry for Central and Eastern Europe – BEGE, which takes place in Sofia, marks its 15th anniversary this year. The event will be held on November 27th and 28th at the Inter Expo Center, Sofia, and dozens of companies from Europe, the USA, and Asia have already announced their participation.
The day before the start of the exhibition, the traditional BEGE Awards will be handed out. The glamorous ceremony will take place on 26 November 2024 in a sophisticated setting with the participation of representatives from across the sector. The awards are presented to individuals and companies with significant contributions to the gaming and entertainment industry.
During the exhibition, the Eastern European conference of the gaming industry – EEGS will be held, again at the Inter Expo Center. It is a preferred platform for experts who have the opportunity to learn about regulatory changes, technological developments and the latest trends in the sector.
In 2023, dozens of exhibitors from three continents presented their latest products. “We are glad that hundreds of professionals and experts visited BEGE and our expectations for this year are to welcome even more people. For 15 years, the event has become one of the most influential exhibitions in Europe for the sector, gathering experts, professionals and companies from all over the world, covering all verticals of the online and offline segments of the industry,” explained Natalia Baevska, Project Manager of the exhibition.
BEGE provides an opportunity to make business contacts, present the latest products from the industry, which successfully applies the latest technological innovations, including artificial intelligence.
Sponsors Spotlight: Winning the iGaming Technology Race – GR8 Tech Shares Winning Formula at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit
Ahead of the highly-anticipated Prague Gaming & TECH Summit, organizer HIPTHER is thrilled to introduce and put the spotlight on the companies and people that help make the magic happen: our conference sponsors! These innovative, accomplished professionals and teams make magic happen everyday, and they will be joining us at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit 2024 taking place on 26-27 March, to share insights, network and collaborate with you! Get to know them, connect, and meet them in Prague!
In this Sponsors Spotlight Interview, the #hipthers meet Artur Ashyrov, Chief Technology Officer at GR8 Tech, Main Stage Sponsor of the upcoming Prague Gaming & TECH Summit. Artur will be speaking at the Summit, offering an insightful exploration into the world of cutting-edge technology development.
EG: Hello Artur, thank you for taking the time for this interview. We are delighted to get to know you and introduce you to our readers! Speaking of introductions, let’s kick things off by hearing more about you and your role as a CTO at GR8 Tech.
AA: Thank you for having me! I’m thrilled to share insights into my journey and the impactful work we do at GR8 Tech. As the CTO, I focus on achieving revenue-driven company goals and developing our engineering team.
My overall journey in tech started in 2006, and since then, I’ve navigated through various sectors, from outsourcing projects to spearheading platform development in industries such as booking systems, CRM, media, iGaming, and more. I love solving complex challenges, driving meaningful tech advancement, and improving large, unwieldy projects to deliver great results, even if it goes along with challenging the status quo in technology, company culture, and mindsets.
At GR8 Tech, I’m also deeply involved in the GR8 Tech Academy, mentoring the next generation of tech professionals. This project, aimed at people entering IT and ensuring they have not just theory but hands-on experience, is very close to my heart. Many of the Academy’s graduates join our team and work to push the boundaries of what’s possible, using technology as a catalyst for growth and transformation.
EG: GR8 Tech’s “About” section on LinkedIn begins with the intro “GR8 Tech is an international iGaming solutions provider”. Breaking this description down, what are the solutions and products that GR8 Tech offers to clients?
AA: We create a full kit of iGaming products necessary to launch and run a long-term successful, profitable iGaming operation. The front and center of our product lineup is, of course, the high-performance GR8 Sportsbook platform, designed to handle high loads with ease and bring tangible financial results to the operators through unique margin management capabilities. The Sportsbook is complemented by many other products, from the Casino platform to the CRM system, payment gateway, iFrame, etc.
EG: So, GR8 Tech boasts a 360° suite for the iGaming industry, including a payment gateway and CRM system, as well as over 15 successful cases worldwide in its first year alone! What is the secret behind that vast and fast success? Something tells us it’s all about Tech – how do you make it “GR8”?
AA: Having a great background in technology, we are able to develop products that scale seamlessly but also evolve alongside our clients’ growing needs. Understanding that every business eventually requires increased processing capacity and flexibility, we preemptively integrate SDKs and APIs, and ensure data-sharing capabilities within our products, connecting and integrating it all into a unified, well-functioning ecosystem. It sets us apart from many competitors – and is rooted in our commitment to a data-driven approach, which creates additional value for our clients.
EG: In this first year of GR8ness in the industry, from your first steps till now, what are the most important milestones the company has conquered and its most significant updates?
AA: We are a young company but an experienced team with the long-standing, well-known tech behind the name. So, the biggest challenges for us were associated with finding our own B2B voice and our unique value proposition and presenting it to the market loud and clear. That’s exactly what we did last year, and I think the recognition our products received with nominations in several respectable industry awards, including the SBC Awards and SiGMA Awards, are our most significant milestones, showcasing the growing recognition of GR8 Tech in the industry. This year, we have already opened the business season exhibiting at ICE London, winning several new clients for GR8 Tech, and shortlisting in SiGMA Eurasia and SiGMA Africa. Quite a start – I’m excited for what comes next!
EG: GR8’s chosen brand language and communications are built around the concept of racing; in the race for innovation in the modern Tech scene – especially in iGaming – which emerging technologies are truly useful, and what’s overhyped?
AA: We are always looking at all emerging technologies, but we are very careful about implementing them for the sake of being “innovative.” We don’t enter the same race for innovation just to put a proud “AI-powered” sticker somewhere on our website for implementing Chat-GPT prompts in our products.
But we look at all trending technologies and implement them when they bring real value to customers. For example, AI has been in our systems for 4-5 years. Now, we are looking at LLM to enhance customer support and other functions.
It is also always interesting to find some useful applications for blockchain, but in our industry, it is really an overhyped technology because it is being pulled everywhere, just like Chat GPT. The metaverse is also very overhyped, and I don’t think this technology will change user habits dramatically because the convenience of AR/VR devices is still far behind the value of the experience. It will be interesting to see what kind of impetus the new Apple Vision Pro will give to this – it seems to me that this is the first step towards making these devices more convenient and mainstream.
EG: At the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit, you will be speaking about “Engineering Excellence”. Can you give our readers and the Summit’s participants an idea of what exactly constitutes Engineering Excellence in today’s Tech, and the key points you will be analyzing at the Conference?
AA: To understand engineering excellence, you should first think about what the industry is like nowadays. With technologies like Chat GPT, tech specialists can now super quickly do tasks for which before they were paid thousands – for their knowledge, expertise, and amazing coding. So these new technologies raise an interesting question: What is engineering excellence in the world where a machine can do a lot of ‘monkey jobs’ for you?
It turns out, today, technological excellence is not so much about technology but about the ability to think ahead, to design, to not overcomplicate things where they can be avoided, and so on. The latter is especially important, as it is a pressing issue in the industry, as everyone just loves to invent some problems and then create even more problems when trying to solve them.
Another interesting aspect is what engineering excellence is from the client’s point of view. I think that engineering excellence can be measured in how little you pay attention to your tech – everything just works, and that’s it. Not thinking about the number of cores in your processor or the capacity of RAM is the best indication that everything is just how it should be. But to make it so, developers should think rather broadly, investing in great technology and creating stable, scalable infrastructure that’s capable of providing this level of customer experience.
EG: Thank you for this very interesting and insightful interview, Artur! We look forward to seeing you in person at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit, and hearing all about Engineering Excellence and the development process in your exclusive one-on-one session.
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