Nikolai Livori

Nikolai Livori is a successful Maltese entrepreneur within the IT, online casual games and iGaming industries. Through a solid educational background in mathematics, computer science and AI, as well as business acumen, he has dived into different areas such as game development, e-learning and iGaming as well as data mining and gamification for marketing and innovation purposes.
As a director, investor and mentor, Nikolai is involved in multiple local and international startups and ventures.

David Sargeant

David drives new products, strategy, and innovation, working as a consultant for gaming operators and product suppliers, and running an iGaming incubator –

David has 14 years experience in the gambling and technology sectors. He works across many iGaming verticals including Sports Betting, Horse Racing, Virtual Sports, Casino, and Lottery. He has experience deploying strategies, products and solutions across UK/Ireland, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

About iGaming Ideas

iGaming IdeasiGaming Ideas aims to add innovation to the Sports Betting and iGaming sector by helping new ideas get to market. We are a consultancy, a startup incubator and seed fund for the sports betting and iGaming space.


Jean Paul Barthet

Jean Paul is a partner at Go Beyond Investing, heading the Sales & Operations functions. Jean Paul has 20+ years experience in Technology, Strategy, Sales, Operations & People Management in Technology, iGaming, Oil&Gas and Startup Investing.

About Go Beyond:

Go BeyondGo Beyond Investing enables individuals to access angel investing as an asset class through its unique platform, tools, training and expert angels.

Morten Klein

Morten Klein is a Member of the Board at Cherry AB and the Founder & Chairman of the Board at Klein Group AS. He’s a successful entrepreneur and investor with an extensive expertise in online gambling industry. In 2012, Morten was acknowledged as one of the 50 most significant people in the world within the Gambling Industry by Gambling Intelligence.

About Kleing Group AS:Klein Group

Klein Group consists of a group of companies with different investments within the igaming industry, e-commerce, real estate and venture companies. Klein Group is fully controlled by Morten Klein. The 20% ownership of the publicly listed Swedish gambling company Cherry AB, is the main investment of the Group and stands for the continuation of the business corporation called NorgesAutomaten established by Morten Klein in 2006, together with Betsson AB and sold to Cherry AB in 2010.

Ory Weihs

Ory Weihs is one of the founders and the CEO of XLMedia Group. He’s responsible for business development and strategy, focusing on expanding the groups reach and technological abilities. Ory is an industry expert, who has been heavily involved in iGaming and digital advertising for over 10 years.

About XLMedia:XLMedia

XLMedia is a leading provider of digital marketing services. The company uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic. XLMedia operates across a number of verticals with specific expertise in the iGaming industry. The Group partners with over 150 online gaming operators in more than 20 countries.

Mikael Strunge

Michael Strunge, Partner & Gaming Director at Power Media Group, is a well-experienced entrepreneur and business developer. He has been active in the iGaming, online marketing and hospitality for many years.

About Power Media Group:PMG

Power Media Group is a media house with offices in Copenhagen and Malta focused on the Scandinavian markets. The core business of PMG is to create value based online marketing solutions that cover everything from social media strategies to display, SEM, affiliate marketing and design solutions.


Mitsuya Fujimoto

Mitsuya Fujimoto is the CEO of Ganapati Plc, an online casino game supplier with offices in Tokyo and London. Mitsuya has extensive experience in TV and music production and artist management in his previous roles where he worked on many prominent international artists and projects with major brands, such as Yamaha and MTV Unplugged. In 2006 he became an independent consultant and established a music media agency called Life Is So Cruel.  He worked for a variety of projects around the world providing foreign countries with Japanese content, which he will continue to do in the iGaming industry.

About Ganapati:

Ganapati Plc is a group of innovative game studios, production companies and media platforms. They have a series of successful social networking apps which are available in Japan and are currently developing a series of unique slot games which will be released globally over the next 12 months.Ganapati


Carla Maree Vella

Carla is the CEO/COO at Optimizer Invest. Her entrepreneurial and innovative drive is supported by 10 years experience in online marketing, and 5 years in iGaming. She specialises in digital marketing, user experience, technology, operational efficiency, data, and CRO.

About Optimizer Invest:Optimizer Invest

Optimizer Invest is a Scandinavian venture capital company headquartered in Malta. The company helps young businesses and entrepreneurs to develop their full potential with profitable growth. The founders and owners have a successful track record in igaming, and therefore primarily invest in consumer-oriented and online businesses.


Aideen Shortt

Aideen Shortt has worked in the interactive gambling industry since 1999. She has held a range of senior and director level roles and her experience spans both operator and supplier side of the gambling having held marketing and communications roles in both a B2B and a B2C capacity.

She was originally employed as part of the marketing team of (subsequently integrated with Betfair) and subsequently moved to Coral Eurobet (now part of the Gala Group) as a senior member of the marketing team, progressing during her time there to the position of Marketing Director for the online business. During her time at Coral Eurobet, she established one of Europe’s first online casinos in 2001/2002.

In addition Aideen has held director level roles at Sky Bet and Chartwell Technology (now part of Amaya Gaming), a globally recognised software supplier, progressing at the latter to becoming a board member with the role of Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

On leaving Chartwell, she decided to set up as a private contractor and consultant and has worked for a range of different sectors within the industry including contracts with Paddy Power’s risk management division, Telefonica O2, fantasy gaming company Clever TV, Jersey’s leading IT and data centre, Foreshore Limited, and also operators including Betsson, Betfair, Vera and John, All Slots and Unibet

Aideen is also a leading industry journalist, contributing to all the major trade publications and is a highly regarded speaker and moderator in many of the global industry events and conferences.

Aideen is a graduate of University College Cork (Ireland) with a Double Major in Marketing and IT. She also holds a Masters Degree from Kingston University in the UK, having completed her thesis on the subject of marketing and monetising online communities.