Simon Planzer

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Dr. Simon Planzer is founding partner at PLANZER LAW, a Zurich-based gaming law boutique. PLANZER LAW’s team provides highly specialised services on all matters relating to Swiss and European gaming law, compliance (e.g., AML) and general business law (e.g., establishment).
An alumnus of the College of Europe who used to work with the legal service of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the EFTA Court, Simon Planzer has a strong background in EU and EEA law as well as the agreements between the EU and Switzerland. He practises in English, German and French. Simon wrote his PhD on the regulation of gaming in the European Internal Market; he is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the International Association of Gaming Advisors. Simon did studies and research inter alia at the universities of Harvard, College of Europe, St.Gallen and the European University Institute.

 

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Olga Finkel

olga finkelOlga Finkel is widely regarded as an expert in gambling and technology law. For the past four years she has been named as one of the top internet and e-commerce lawyers in the world, and for the second year running she has been ranked a top lawyer in the Global Gaming and Gambling category by Chambers and Partners.
She founded WH Law in 2006 which has progressed to become WH Partners.
Olga provides advice on strategic, commercial and regulatory matters to businesses primarily involved in telecoms, software development, e-gaming, e-payments and e-money institutions, e-marketing, and e-auctions, among others.  Her specialisation, backed by extensive experience, includes regulatory frameworks of telecoms, gambling, e-gambling, e-banking, e-signatures and e-commerce, technology transactions (procurement, outsourcing and transfer), software licensing, privacy and data security, cybercrime, intellectual property (including trademarks, copyright, databases, patents), contractual relationships in the technology field, consumer-facing matters, as well as issues arising out of cross-border nature of ICT-related businesses and transactions. Olga is also active in related areas of expertise, such as competition (antitrust) and corporate transactions (M&A).
Besides having a Doctorate in Law awarded to her in 2001, she also holds a Master of Science in IT and Economics with which she graduated in 1989. She was admitted to the Bar in Malta in 2001.
Olga is a member of Society for Computers and Law (UK), and the International Technology Law Association (based in the US). She is also a member of the law council of advisers of the Gerson Lehrman Group and has been a member of International Masters of Gaming Law since 2003.
Olga is a lecturer in gaming law at the University of Malta and she practices law in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Maltese.
Olga enjoys spending time with her daughters, dancing salsa, reading, playing piano and running marathons.

Daniel Greiller

Daniel has worked in banking and payments for over 11 years with positions across the payment industry in acquiring, payment gateways and card issuing.  His career has taken him from HSBC, to PayPoint, to American Express before joining Ethoca as EMEA Regional Sales Director in 2014.

In his role at Ethoca, Daniel is responsible for driving scale and growth in the UK and across Europe.  He works consultatively with merchants to understand their business and help them discover how Ethoca’s unparalleled card issuer and merchant network of confirmed fraud notifications stops fraud, reduces chargebacks and increases revenue.

Antonello Cuschieri

Antonello has been involved in the iGaming and eSecurity indusry for over 10 years. With a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems, together with a Masters Degree in Information Technology specialising in Information Security from the University of Liverpool, Antonello currently occupies the role of Fraud Project Manager at Greentube.

Before joining Greentube Antonello worked at Betfair where he initially led and managed the Fraud team and later was also responsible for the identification, implementation and up keeping of all fraud systems. Prior to that, Antonello had a key role at the Information Society Secretariat within the Ministry for Investment, Industry and IT where he held the role of Project Coordinator particularly responsible for nationwide eSecurity projects including the establishment of a National Trustmark aimed at highlighting business trustworthiness and subsequently improving the eCommerce sector in Malta.

Antonello is also a local councilor in his locality, Hamrun.

 

Don Bush

Don Bush is an experienced Marketing leader who has worked in several management roles within the technology segment for more than 20 years, spanning hardware/software manufacturers and as a partner in two top technology marketing agencies. Known for leading several successful product launches and marketing programs for dozens of companies around the world such as Citi, HP, IBM, Kodak, Motorola and Weyerhaeuser and co-authoring the seminar series, “Common Launch Disasters and How to Avoid Them.”

Don Bush works with online retailers, industry analysts, consultants, law enforcement and trade associations to determine best practices, trends in the market place and the latest threats to ecommerce businesses. He have been a regular speaker on fraud topics at several industry events in the U.S. and Europe including: Merchant Risk Council, CardNotPresent.com, Shop.org, MasterCard Academy of Risk, eTail and Internet Retailing conferences.

Don leads all Marketing, Media Relations and external communication efforts at Kount, which helps businesses boost sales by reducing fraud. The company protects some of the world’s best-known brands with an all-in-one fraud and risk management solution that functions completely behind the scenes and seamless to the customer, while providing comprehensive fraud protection.

Michael Darmanin

Michael Darmanin is the Director of Business Services at Melita Plc, a leading communications player in Malta. Michael has 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry and previously held various senior commercial positions within Vodafone. With a strong business background, Michael’s role at melita is to grow the market share in the business sector and enhance the customer experience. Michael holds an MBA in General and Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Management.

 

 

 

Matt Helm

Matt Helm has over 20 years London Market broking and underwriting experience, placing risks within both the Lloyd’s and wider general insurance markets. He joins CFC from PIMS-SCA, a global risk management company in the digital, gaming, lottery and sports markets where he was a board director and business producer underwriter.

His specialities include: Underwriting Prize Indemnity and Over Redemption for lotteries, promotions,casinos (online and land based) sports teams,clubs and promoters.

Greame Newman

Graeme Newman  is the Chief Innovation Officer at CFC Underwriting, a specialist lines underwriting agency based in the UK and backed by a number of Lloyd’s syndicates. The company distributes its products through brokers in 20 countries around the world including America, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

For the past 15 years, Graeme immersed himself in the world of technology. From his early career as a consultant for Deloitte working on pioneering internet security projects with the UK Ministry of Defence to his most recent role at CFC working on insurance products for new technology and emerging risks.

At CFC Underwriting, Graeme has been heavily involved in the development of a variety of new insurance products designed to protect companies against the growing number of exposures they face as the use of the internet and technology in business increases. In particular he has focused on the creation of our new cyber product aimed at large corporate customers, which includes innovative new areas such as system failures (from all non-physical perils) and technology supply chain failure.

Graeme is also an avid online poker player.

Specialties: Social media, Technology professional liability insurance, Cyber and privacy liability insurance, Marketing and business development

Bradley J. Wiskirchen

Bradley J. Wiskirchen is the CEO of Keynetics and Kount and the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Clickbank.

Wiskirchen joined Keynetics in 2005. His skills and experience in business, technology and law give Keynetics an edge in strategic planning and negotiation in the Internet sector. Under his guidance Keynetics has become one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest privately held technology companies. Kount has become the premier fraud prevention solution for card-not-present merchants, and affiliate marketing giant ClickBank has grown to be one of the world’s largest online retailers.

Among his many industry and community involvements, Wiskirchen serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is also the co-founder and former Chair of the Idaho Software Employers Alliance (ISEA) which merged with the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) in 2010. Additionally, Wiskirchen has held board positions with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise State University Office of Technology Transfer, FUNDSY, Discovery Center of Idaho, Intermountain Venture Forum and many other organizations.

Prior to joining Keynetics, Wiskirchen was a partner in the law firm of Holland & Hart, where he managed the firm’s Business Entities and Transactions Practice Group. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and licensing and debt and equity financings.

He was awarded a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Experience –

Brad is a dynamic and expert speaker. He has been asked to speak at several events and conference each year on the topic of fraud and fraud mitigation, including Merchant Risk Council (both US and Europe), Money 20/20, Direct Response Forum, MasterCard Academy of Risk (US and Europe), and our own Kount Fraud 360 World Tour.

Nadia Pace

With a Bachelor of Commerce in Public Sector Management (hons) from the University of Malta and a Master of Arts degree in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Sheffield city college campus in Thessaloniki in her pocket, Nadia managed language schools in Malta and Cyprus, and units of the manufacturing industry in Thessaloniki Greece.

Between 2008 and 2013, she has been Business Development Manager of World Aviation Group. After a year as CCO of a leading insurance company in Malta, Nadia returned to take up her new role as CEO of World Aviation Group in October 2014