Hon. Christian Cardona

Prior to his appointment as Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Dr. Christian Cardona was a Senior Partner at CV Advocates, a legal firm recognized as one of Malta ‘s leading law firms.

Prior his latest appointment, during the 2008 – 2013 legislature he served as the Labour Party Main Spokesperson for the Industry, Self Employed and Foreign Investment. In previous legislatures he even served as the Labour Party Spokesperson for Competition, Communication and IT. Dr Cardona served also as member in Malta EU Parliamentary Committee during the negotiation process of Malta ‘s application to join the European Union as full member.

Christian Cardona was first elected to Parliament in 1996 and was re-elected in the 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 general elections. In 2008, he contested the post of Deputy Leader for Parliamentary Affairs of the Labour Party.

Cardona graduated as a Notary Public and Doctor of Law from the University of Malta . He furthered his studies at IMO International Maritime Institute where he obtained his Master’s Degree in International Maritime Law. Dr Cardona is the author of the thesis entitled ‘United Nations Commission on International Trade Law – A Maltese Perspective’.

“Going digital is no longer an option; it is a necessity. We have launched the Digital Malta Strategy with a determination to keep pushing frontiers and to create the right environment for digital enterprise. Events like these give us the opportunity to show case what we have achieved and where we want to be in the next years.”

Johan Styren

Johan Styren’s main experience comes from the online and mobile gaming industry. He has a wide experience in building and managing the complete sales funnel for online and mobile including marketing, payments and conversion. With over six years mid-high level management experience and two years at C-level management, Johan Styren’s specialities include:

Online Marketing
Business Development
Mobile
Payments
Betting and Casino
Telecommunications

LeoVegas has quickly come to be market leader in mobile casino for the Swedish market and is now expanding across Europe. There are currently more than 20 employees and growing fast.

As CEO of LeoVegas, Johan Styren’s mission is to create and increase growth in line with aggressive targets set up by the board. This includes managing and overseeing all parts of the business including marketing, business development, customer support, VIP management, customer loyalty and fraud management.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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Angelo Dalli

As Bit8’s (www.bit8.com) chief executive officer, Angelo Dalli is responsible for leading the company’s product development, business and technology strategy. Angelo co-founded Bit8 with Keith Galea and Brian Fenech after identifying the need for an intelligent backend system that positively impacts the operator’s bottom line while providing an awesome player experience. Angelo has joined Bit8 as its CEO in 2013 and has led the company through its initial growth phase and its first external financing round.

Angelo holds a bachelor’s degree in IT and a master’s degree in Computational Linguistics from the University of Malta, together with a doctorate in Computer Science and Search Engine Technology from the University of Sheffield. Angelo has published over 23 publications in Europe and the US since 2001 and has over sixteen years of experience in various executive positions in technology, entertainment and gaming companies. Angelo has represented Malta in various international events and has won a bronze medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in 1995.  He is also a member of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) and was elected on the Malta Chamber of Commerce Remote Gaming Council. Occasionally Angelo can be seen running half marathons in between meetings.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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Razmus Svenningson

Razmus Svenningson is the co-founder of Casumo and shall be speaking at SiGMA15.

Mark Busuttil

Mark Busuttil is a producer at Casumo and will be speaking at SiGMA15 during the Gamification Conference on the 5th November, 2015 in Malta.

Lennart Gillberg

Lennart Gillberg is a serial entrepreneur and has been working with advertising and marketing since 1983. He started his first advertising agency in 1985. At the end of 1998 he was one of the founders of Netgiro AB, a global payment service provider, and was the CEO between 1998 and 2006.

In the beginning 80% of the Netgiro’s customers came from the betting and gaming industry. Netgiro was sold to Digital River in 2008. Since then he has been involved in several start ups. In 2010 Gillberg was one of the founders of Spiffx, an alternative betting exchange, and today he is still on the executive board.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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Adam Daniel

Adam Daniel is the Managing Director of games developer Playson. His remit is to introduce Playson products into the market place, build initial commercial relationships, setup operational processes and work with our ownership to define our operational strategy…and have some fun with a great team of people along the way.

Before his role at Playson Adam spent one year consulting to multiple iGaming technology firms and five years as Operations Director / Compliance Director at Amaya Gaming. Adam worked alongside Amaya’s executive team on multiple projects worldwide and several of the high profile acquisitions for which Amaya has become known in the industry.

Adam Daniel will be sharing his thoughts on a very interesting topic in the Gamification conference at SiGMA2015.

Stewart Townsend

Sales and Business Development professional with over 15 years experience and a proven ability to develop strategic alliances, build new sales channels and lead business transformation. A skilled people manager, manager of alliances, and developer of new market opportunities.

Being a dynamic self-starter, with a “can do” approach to work: energetic, enthusiastic, hardworking and a quick learner. My approach to business is that of a solution provider for both internal and external customers, ensuring both parties are satisfied.

Having spent my career working at large corporates and startups I have a deep understanding of the complications in building partnerships for cloud services, increasing MRR through a channel and advising internally organisations who have just achieved their first Series A or moved to hyper growth stage.

Tal Itzhak Ron

Advocate and Notary Tal Itzhak Ron is one of the most influential lawyers in the Gaming and Financial Entertainment legal industries. Tal graduated from Haifa University School of Law (LL.B.) and Faculty of Computer Science (B.Sc.), and further obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University (M.Sc). Tal established Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm in 2003, focusing on Forex, Binary Options, Fin Tech, Online Gaming, Offshore Company Formation, Lotteries, Fantasy Sports, Affiliates, Hi Tech and Online Capital Markets, advising top-tier international clients in these fields.

Over the years, Tal gained extensive knowledge in Financial and Gaming regulation, International Taxation and Payment services. Today his team of 18 highly seasoned attorneys and partnering professionals operating from Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Limassol, London, Anguilla and Curacao offers an international one-stop shop for incorporation, banking, regulation, and ongoing legal, banking and compliance services. Tal, a member of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and the Society of Trust and Estate Professionals (STEP), provides legal consultation and representation to worldwide companies and assists numerous start-ups to become significant players in the industry.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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Itai Zak

Itai Zak is a visionary iGaming executive with vast experience in providing commercial, operational and technical leadership for innovative B2C and B2B gaming organizations. He’s the CEO of a fast growing Bucharest-based operator GoWild Gaming.

Prior to his current role at GoWild, Itai served as the CEO of SBTech. He was in charge of driving the company’s strategy and vision through the operational and commercial management of over 300 employees in the SBTech group.

Itai Zak is experienced in a broad array of leadership and management issues needed to turnaround or rapidly grow a business, including strategy, new product development, technology, international expansion, personnel acquisition and development, sales and business development and M&A.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?