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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.

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?

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.

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?

Razmus Svenningson

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

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.

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?

Frank Ravanelli

Italian citizen and native speaker, Canadian PR, EU passport holder, Frank Ravanelli specialized in Affiliate Marketing Management, Affiliate Marketing, eGaming, Forex, Fantasy Sports, US eCommerce Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate Marketing Programs Launch, Affiliate Marketing Consulting, Casino Affiliate Marketing, Email marketing, Performance Marketing.

Frank has been a growth-driven online marketeer since 1995, and in eGaming since 2002. He worked as Casino Director, Head of Casino Operations, Casino Marketing Manager, Affiliate Manager and studied casino marketing and management at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

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Article by Frank Ravanelli which appeared on iGB Affiliate Magazine

His successful track-record in start-ups and mature companies include:
– Expanding an eGaming affiliate program into new markets
– Re-launching and re-branding an online Casino company, with its brands and partners network
– Increasing casino revenues by over 1797%, while working for a public-listed Company
– Contributing to the growth of an Internet start-up, from $ 0 to over $ 108 Million in value in less than 2 years
– Building, from the ground up, and re-launching successful US eCommerce, SaaS and B2B affiliate programs on ShareASale, LinkShare, and CJ
– Launching and growing affiliate programs in the Fantasy Sports and Trading Tournaments verticals.

Frank Ravanelli has been speaking at industry events since 2004. The first one was in Vegas where he gave several presentations and workshops. His most recent public speaking engagement was in Barcelona with iGB Affiliates.

Russell Mifsud

Russell is the Associate Director at KPMG Malta. He is specialised in servicing clients in both the gambling and digital gaming sectors. He strives to anticipate new trends on a global scale, in order to best advise entities about opportunities within the industry. Strategic initiatives, jurisdictional analysis, disruptive technologies, licensing, affiliate marketing, M&As and gamification are some of the aspects that he focuses on.

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?

SiGMA14-15: one year on

The SiGMA project officially took off around one year ago with a press conference in which the MGA executive chairman Joseph Cuschieri as well as the Parliamentary Secretary for iGaming, Jose’ Herrera, shared some remarks for the year ahead. Today, one year on, we have secured a summit, the likes of which the gaming industry had been wanting for quite some time.

Last year’s SiGMA was also our baptism of fire but, following feedback from exhibitors, delegates and speakers, the plans to organise such show on a yearly basis have been cast in stone. Others, who did not make it to SiGMA14 for any reason, have also confirmed their early participation for this year’s summit. As a result, we have been able to identify six features that distinguish SiGMA from any other gaming event worldwide:sigma 2015 160x600

  • INDUSTRY TREND: The three distinct pillars within the industry – B2B, Operators and Affiliates – are coming closer together. Today’s affiliate, for instance, is fast becoming a successful operator within months. SiGMA is the only 360° igaming showcase in Malta that reflects this trend.
  • TRUST: Virtually all our exhibitors from 2014 will exhibit again in 2015. SiGMA also won the trust of many exhibitors who did not take part in 2014.
  • LOCATION: SiGMA is held in Malta, home to some 300 gaming companies, 500 licenses, making it easier for everyone to meet, greet and do business. Plus, great weather in November calls for free, open air networking events close to the venue itself. SiGMA15 will once again include networking pre-registration drinks, networking poker tournament, conference drinks and a closing night.
  • KNOWLEDGE: SiGMA15 will feature four conferences: Conference 1 – Regulatory Briefing; Conference 2 – Payments, Fraud & Financial Technology; Conference 3 – Affiliates & SEO Trends; Conference 4 – Gamification.
  • VALUE: A free admission policy for affiliates and a low entry fee for all other participants is indicative of a solid turnout. Not bad for a show that enjoys worldwide coverage thanks to an exhaustive list of media partners.
  • NETWORKING: Different format. Different organisers. Different crowd. Different affiliates. Different deals. We can guarantee both quality and quantity with 1 Expo – 4 Conferences – 40+ Affiliate Programs – 60+ speakers – 100+ Exhibitors – 3,000+ participants.

Floor-Plan-SiGMA15We’re making sure that the right, long term networking environment is nurtured, predominantly with the SiGMA show itself, but also throughout the year with a number of networking events and this bi-annual publication itself. True to our word, we have been able to connect an endless number of C-level executives, suppliers, operators and affiliates with each other, and we look forward to to see this igaming nucleus grow as weeks go by.

 

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.