SGS 2019 Speakers | Eventus Int

Alex Iliopoulos is the Senior Product Manager of International Compliance Strategy at Paddy Power Betfair.He boasts a decade of experience in the online gaming sector with a focus on launching new products in regulated jurisdictions, lobbying authorities for balanced approach to regulating online gambling, business development and management.He was previously a Senior Technical Compliance Engineer at GLI Europe, is also a representative on the BSI Sub Committee IST/33/1, with a focus on drafting a new standard on reporting for the supervision of online gambling services to regulatory authorities in EU member states.

Senior Product Manager of International Compliance Strategy, Betfair

Alex Iliopoulos

He leads a growing team working across a wide portfolio of gaming clients.


He founded Maxima with the goal of offering operators and suppliers across the gambling industry world-class compliance expertise delivered via streamlined processes and procedures.


An experienced compliance professional, he was a regulatory compliance manager at international gaming giant IGT and has also directed compliance efforts at the likes of Yahoo! Daily Fantasy Sport, Red Tiger Gaming and the CasinoCoin Foundation.

Managing Director, Maxima Compliance

Antonio Zanghi

Carl has been in the industry on the monopoly side for about 25 years, the last 7 as commercial director for Norsk Rikstoto. Responsible for implementing the responsible gaming tools for Norsk Rikstoto 2017/2018

General Secretary, Norwegian Industry Association for Online Gambling (NBO)

Carl Fredrik Stenstrøm

Ms Catherine Chauvin is an experienced professional having decades of working in the betting and gambling space after IT and project management experience. Ms. Chauvin is currently Area manager at PMU and is actively looking at various Asian and European markets.

Area Manager, Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU)

Catherine Chauvin

Chris Kronow is the former head of operations at GLMS, the state lotteries monitoring unit. Before that, he worked ten years within the Fantasy Games for the Danish newspaper Politiken.Currently, Chris is a Senior Risk Officer at Danske Bank working with Compliance, AML and CTF. Chris is also a Guest Lecturer at the University of New Haven where he workes under Professor Declan Hill, giving lectures in International Gambling, Fixing, and Corruption,  Contemporary Topics in Money Laundering and  International Gambling, Fixing, and Corruption.

Senior Risk Officer/Lecturer, Danske Bank/University of New Haven

Chris Kronow Rasmussen

Christina has over 25 years’ experience in the betting, and gambling industry. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, internet and mobile, covering all aspects of gaming operations, holding senior roles with some of the world’s best known brands (including William Hill and Virgin) responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions and teams across a range of channels, products and customers, including regulatory compliance and money laundering.

 

She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, established operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the gaming and gambling cycle – from market research and analysis, to licensing and compliance, products and marketing, project management and business strategy, to full operational set-up and customer engagement.

 

She remains an active Compliance Officer and MLRO, non-Executive Director and Board member, and regularly contributes to industry publications and international events. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Politics, and a Master’s degree in Classic.

Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming, UK

Christina Thakor-Rankin

Fiona has built a specialist gaming team within Acuris Risk Intelligence to help the industry comply with AML, ABC and RG regulation around the world. Her team’s range of solutions cover anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, cybersecurity, reputational risk and enhanced due diligence. Based in the UK and operating globally, she works with many of the world’s largest gaming operators as well as regulators and suppliers. Fiona has deep knowledge of global AML, ABC and RG regulation and recently spent a great deal of time with the European Remote Gaming Market. She works closely with regulators to manage the risk around the growth of new licence applications and to uncover the ultimate beneficial owners behind some of the more complex gaming companies.

Head of Gaming – Risk Intelligence, Acuris Risk Intelligence

Fiona Davies

Bianchi has over 11+ years of experience within the gaming industry with a focus on client relations, operations, and technical compliance. In his role as Director of iGaming, he oversees internal operations to optimize the quality of BMM’s service delivery for Europe and South American (EURSAM) regions.His expertise in technical compliance ensures BMM’s service delivery and sales teams are equipped to deliver services that uphold BMM’s highest quality and efficiency standards across all EURSAM jurisdictions.His proficiency in operational management supports BMM’s integrity practices while serving as an educated resource for regulators and clients alike.Bianchi holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Università degli Studi di Ferrara.

Director of iGaming Operations, BMM Testlabs

Francesco Bianchi

Frank Herold joined the Management Board of EMIRAT AG in 2018 and is responsible for Business Development. Before that the 49-year-old sales professional worked as Managing Director and Sales Director for several global and local media companies.

Member of the Board, EMIRAT AG

Frank Herold

Fredrik Ljungman provides a unique niche within professional consultancy services to the iGaming industry. At Otmore, he has made it his goal to bring the iGaming industry to appreciate the value of the intellectual property held by the many companies with presence in Malta. He is known in the industry for applying a value-based perspective, where intellectual property law and brand management goes hand in hand. When leading Otmore’s operations in the iGaming field and in Malta, the most important mission for Fredrik is finding a way to provide an analog service tailored for digital and lean companies, proactively maximizing brand value globally.

Country Manager, Otmore Limited

Fredrik Ljungman

Gustaf Hoffstedt is the Secretary General of BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling since 2015. Among the association’s members are all major private operators and suppliers that operate in Sweden. Prior to joining BOS, Gustaf served as a Member of the Swedish Parliament for the Moderate party, and as vice mayor and chairman of the Social board in his constituency Gotland before that.


Gustaf has fought for the abolition of the Swedish gambling monopoly and the implementation of a licensing system for more than a decade. He is pleased with the Swedish reregulation but at the same time concerned about political attempts to drastically change the newly implemented regulation.

General Secretary, Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS)

Gustaf Hoffstedt

Hampus is an industry veteran of more than 25 years covering areas both land based and online. Currently, Hampus is the Chairman of FSport. FSport is a Swedish based games provider with a very innovative take on fantasy sports.

CEO, FSport

Hampus Hagglof

SuprNation is a technology company founded in 2015 to serve as a home for some of the most competent and creative people in the iGaming industry.Our first product was launched in the summer of 2016, a casino determined to deliver a better user and gaming experience than what is currently available.It's about time for someone to come along and shake up this industry.SuprNation plans to be that someone.

Co-founder and Director, SuprNation

Henric Andersson

Having experience as an intelligence officer, diplomat, senior civil servant and leader has given me a broad understanding of public service in foreign policy, national security, security policy and regulatory work.I’m passionate about regulation as a tool to increase societal output and consumer protection.I was responsible for establishing a national platform in accordance with The Council of European Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions at the Gaming and Foundation Authority in Norway. The platform is responsible for collecting, processing and disseminating information to combat manipulation of sport competitions in Norway.I’m currently Director of the Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA), the gambling regulator in Norway. The NGA is also responsible for several grant management schemes, sectoral responsibility for the Anti-Money Laundering Act and the National Platform to combat manipulation of sports.

Director, Norwegian Gaming Authority

Henrik Nordal

Henrik Høyer Schou is an Indirect Tax Manager at PwC Denmark, where he assists multinational clients with tax compliance tools and/or data analytics.Henrik is still involved in the gambling industry, as he is connected to PwC’s Global Gambling Centre of Excellence, which is providing multi-territory and/or local expertise to the gambling sector.Henrik holds 5 years of working experience from the Danish Gambling Authority, starting shortly before the liberalisation in 2012.This experience comprises technical data compliance as well as certification requirements.Henrik was, during his time at the Danish regulator, involved in drafting an IAGR (e-Gambling group) testing standard for RNG’s, with a roadmap to include other game testing aspects.

Manager, PwC Denmark

Henrik Høyer Schou

Jack Symons is the founder of Gamban. Formed as a result of his own experience with problem gambling and his dissatisfaction with existing self-exclusion options,Jack brought the most affordable, effective and lightweight gambling-blocking software to the market.Gamban is the smartest,most effective blocking software in the world for blocking online gambling sites and apps.Working with businesses, education institutions and gambling operators,Gamban protects players and minimises the risk of gambling-related harm.For operators,Gamban improves overall sustainability and provides a comprehensive gambling block for vulnerable players, boosting safer gambling measures and offering a practical tool that stops individuals signing up with other gambling operators when they self-exclude with one

Co-founder and Director (Product), Gamban

Jack Symons

Jan Feuerhake is a member of the Practice Area IT & Telecoms of Taylor Wessing. The focus of his practice is on IT contractual law, data protection law, software licensing, e-commerce and gambling law. He is the lead external counsel on several GDPR projects for national and international clients.


Jan is a specialist solicitor for Information Technology Law.

Salary Partner, Taylor Wessing

Jan Feuerhake

Jan Hagelberg is a gaming, product and digital business executive who’s worked across multiple digital product disciplines, creating and operating highly successful online services and entertainment titles in startups and large corporations within areas of digital entertainment and gambling.


Jan is currently leading business operations, product development, product management and marketing for Veikkaus casino games business unit that operates video slots, poker, table games, bingo and instant games in veikkaus.fi, an online casino attracting up to 700.000 weekly players and in land based operations table games and slot machines located in arcades, Casino Helsinki and thousands of gaming locations around Finland.

Vice President, Casino Games, Veikkaus

Jan Hagelberg

Jan Persson-Tryggedsson is highly experienced in risk having work within the Financial Industry as Head of Risk,he is now using his knowledge and experiences to help Refinitiv clients understand and mitigated the risk within AML, TF and Sanctions to keep them compliant.

Customer Success Manager, Refinitiv

Jan Persson-Tryggedsson

Jari has extensive experience of the gambling and lottery industry.He has worked in the industry since 1992 in many different positions, mainly in Veikkaus, the Finnish National Lottery, but also in Horse Betting company.


Jari currently has two separate positions in Veikkaus. His main focus is in the newly established New Business division sourcing new business opportunities outside current business for Veikkaus. His secondary role is to assist/execute the CEO in international affairs mainly in European Lotteries and World Lottery Association

Vice President, New Business & Senior Vice President, International Affairs, Veikkaus

Jari Vähänen

Jesper Søgaard co-founded Better Collective, the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for iGaming communities, in 2004 and has been the driving force of the company ever since. As CEO, he has grown Better Collective from being a startup, to a publicly traded company that is one of the foremost affiliates in the betting industry. An active business leader in his native Denmark, Søgaard has invested in a number of startup companies through his, and Better Collective co-founder Christian Kirk Rasmussen, investment firm Bumble Ventures A/S. As an advisor and investor, Jesper helps guide Nordic startups reach their maximum potential. Søgaard was educated at the University of Copenhagen and holds a Master in Political Science.

CEO and Co-founder, Better Collective

Jesper Søgaard

Chief Commercial Officer - Scout Gaming Group.12 years’ experience spanning from B2C to B2B.Specialized in Commercial, Product and Regulatory development.Previous roles include Sales Director at NYX Gaming Group (SG Interactive) and Product roles at NetEnt.

Chief Commercial Officer, Scout Gaming Group

Joakim Renman

Johann Sigurdsson is the Senior Business Development Manager for Microgaming. His core focus areas are international marketing strategic development, product development, project planning, market planning, business planning, strategic development, export development and trade shows.Before his current position at Microgaming,Johann was the COO and Chief Commercial Officer at Novomatic for two years.He received his Bachelor of Commerce from the St. Mary’s University in 1995 and since then has been advising

Senior Business Development Manager, Microgaming

Johann Sigurdsson

As a General Manager,Kim ensures that Kindred Group Denmark is anchored in local markets. Kim works to build bridges to local stakeholders such as customers,regulators,media, competitors,industry associations,authorities and others,making sure that local stakeholders understand who the Kindred Group is and what they want to achieve as a business.

General Manager Denmark, Kindred Group PLC

Kim Olesen

Mads has been working in the affiliate and gaming business since 2009 on both sides of the table. As an affiliate, creating traffic for casino sites, but have also operated and affiliate managed several casino sites.

Affiliate Marketing Consultant, GiG Copenhagen (Gaming Innovation Group)

Mads Birch Jespersen

Morten Ronde is founder and Managing Partner of Nordic Gambling, a new law firm focusing on the Nordic region. Nordic Gambling has offices in Copenhagen and in Stockholm. He is also CEO of the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA), a trade association for the licensed online gambling operators in Denmark. Morten has 18 years of experience from the gambling industry. He worked 12 years as legal counsel to the Danish Gambling Authority where he drafted the Danish online gambling reform that allowed for open licensing of betting and online casino operators in Denmark. Morten received the ”European Regulator of the Year” award in 2010 from the International Masters of Gaming Law for his achievements in the Danish government. Since 2012 Morten has been working in the private sector of the gambling industry and has been advising clients in all sectors of the industry on regulatory affairs issues. During 2018 Morten was involved in advising a large number of gambling operators and suppliers entering the Swedish market. Morten is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

CEO/Managing Partner, Danish Online Gambling Association/ Nordic Gambling

Morten Ronde

Paul Foster has recently taken over as Managing Director of Crucial Compliance, an RG and Compliance Consultancy. Prior to this he was involved in FTSE listed Gaming Companies for over 11 years, most recently as Director of Digital Compliance and RG Development at GVC. He is a veteran of 3 mergers and has extensive global experience. He sits on the Board of the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association and is currently driving responsibility to Global companies through the implementation of the Senet Group approved Markers of Harm model.

Managing Director, Crucial Compliance

Paul Foster

Peter Murray is a specialist in identity with a focus on regulated markets and the global Gaming sector.For over a decade he has worked closely with governments, regulators, operators and key industry stakeholders to define best practice and ensure innovation in the areas of data and technology is adapted to meet regulatory requirements and industry challenges.He has testified in the United States and presented globally on Issues of Identity, KYC, AML, fraud,self-exclusion and responsible gambling.

Head of Gaming, Alexem Services

Peter Murray

Since 1 July 2019, Peter-Paul de Goeij is the managing director of Dutch online gambling trade association, ‘Speel Verantwoord’.Speel Verantwoord aspires to achieve and promote a safe and responsible online gambling offering in the Netherlands.Next to MD of Speel Verantwoord, De Goeij is also the founder of Quod Bonum, an independent Dutch IT & Telecom, Gambling and Lottery consulting firm, drawing on his 20 years’ experience in the fields of general management, licence application, legal and regulatory and public affairs.Before starting Quod Bonum, Peter-Paul founded lottery operator Lottovate in the Netherlands in 2014, broke the lottery monopoly and in June 2018 launched the first new lottery in the Netherlands in almost 30 years. For parent company ZEAL Group he also spearheaded several other successful licence applications throughout Europe.Prior to joining the ZEAL Group in February 2013, De Goeij built up an extensive track record in the telecommunications industry in Europe, the Caribbean and in the South Pacific region, where he acted in various senior and general management roles with BT Group, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Digicel Group.

Managing Director/Managing Consultant, Speel Verantwoord/Quod Bonum

Peter-Paul de Goeij

LL.M. Previous experience as legal counsel with main focus on advising listed companies in Sweden within Compliance, Corporate Governance and Stock Market Regulations. Now acting as Head of Compliance for Global Gaming Group

Head of Compliance, Global Gaming Group

Petter Fagrell

Rasmus Juul Jørgensen is Senior Compliance Manager at Danske Spil where he primarily focuses on all aspects of AML and GDPR requirements.Rasmus has a background within commercial law & business administration and has previously worked for more than 12 years with compliance and risk management in different industries i.e. payment services,financial institutions and energy.

Senior Compliance Manager, Dnaske Spil A/S

Rasmus Jørgensen

Richard Mifsud is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Helio Gaming, a leading iGaming games provider focusing mainly on innovative Lottery products. Richard is an experienced executive within the igaming & technology industry internationally and sits on several boards across a number of industries. During his more than 18 years career he has held several managerial positions where he also held a personal management license from the UK gambling commission.

CEO and Co-founder, Helio Gaming

Richard Mifsud

Rolf graduated with a law degree from the University of Oslo in 1995, specializing in intellectual property and international human rights.He has previously worked on land concessions and planning at the Ministry of Agriculture and legislation and individual cases related to oil pollution in the North Sea at the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority. Between 1998 and 2018 he worked as a gaming regulator, first with the Ministry of Justice and Police, and from 2001 with the Ministry of Culture.The Ministry is responsible for the regulation of all gaming in Norway except gaming connected to equestrian activities.His scope of work encompassed EU/EEA-law, all aspects of legislation connected to gaming machines, I-gaming, bingo, provisions and regulations on lotteries and sportsbetting.He has also supervised the administration of Norsk Tipping, the Norwegian state-owned gaming company, as well as the Norwegian Gaming Authority.He was particularly involved in the Norwegian Slot machine case and Ladbrokes case which questioned the compatibility of Norwegian gaming law to EU/EEA-law.Rolf also participated as the Norwegian Government`s representative in the European Commission’s Expert Group on Gambling Services, which provides the Commission with advice and expertise in relation to the preparation of policy initiatives and facilitates the exchange of regulatory experience and good practices between EEA Member States.He was also a director on the board of the Gaming Regulators European Forum.In August 2018 Rolf took up a new position as public affairs manager for Kindred Group in Norway.In January 2019 Rolf was elected board chairman of the newly formed Norwegian Trade Association for Online Gambling Companies.

Public Affairs Manager, Kindred Group PLC

Rolf Sims

Sebastian Agerskov is the Founder and CEO of Traffic Lab ApS - a Gamling Affiliate Company.Started in 2014 with a main focus within Media Buying and SEO.

Co-founder and CEO, Traffic Lab ApS

Sebastian Agerskov

Stella holds a position as Special Adviser at the Danish Gambling Authority,where she has been employed since April 2016. Stella is a member of the DGA’s AML team that supervises licence holders’ compliance with anti-money laundering legislation and provides guidance within the field.Most recently,Stella was in charge of producing the Danish Gambling Authority's Guidance on preventive measures against money laundering of criminal proceeds and financing of terrorism.Moreover, Stella participates in the preparatory phases of new legislation and is also engaged in general administrative issues.Previously, Stella worked at the Ministry of Justice, Department of Civil Affairs for 3 1/2 years.Stella graduated from the University of Copenhagen with a Master of Laws degree in 2012.

Special Advisor, Danish Gambling Authority

Stella Lønsmann

Sverker Skogberg is Senior Vice President of Play Among Friends (PAF).PAF was founded 
on Aland in 1966 to generate a profit for the public good.Their online gaming site was launched in 1999 and has since grown into pat.com, an international full-service online gaming site with over 250 games including slots,casino,poker,betting,bingo and lotteries.PAF maintains a large physical gaming operation on land and at sea with about 1,500 slot machines and 60 gaming tables in the Baltic Sea,North Sea,and at PAF Casino on Aland.They offer our customers socially responsible money gaming entertainment.

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, PAF

Sverker Skogberg

Dr Trevor De Giorgio is currently employed at Greentube as Chief Legal Officer. Prior to this he occupied the position of Head of International Compliance Manager for Greentube.In his current role Trevor focusses on international regulatory and public affairs for Greentube as well as all legal matters pertaining to the Company and its subsidiaries.Trevor also looks into the different markets / jurisdictions which exist in the online gaming sector and following an in depth analysis pushes forward the projects associated with obtaining a license in a particular market and subsequently ensure full compliance, together with the compliance team, within such markets. In May 2019 Trevor won the Gambling Compliance award as Chief Compliance Officer of the Year.Before joining Greentube, Trevor worked within the Lotteries and Gaming Authority's Legal department paying particular attention to EU Affairs and Developments. In this role Trevor drafted the LGA's position on a number of European Issues as well as attending European Council meetings in Brussels. Prior to this Trevor was employed as a Parliamentary Assistant to Dr. Simon Busuttil MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels followed by a year long experience at Ganado Sammut Advocates.Trevor was conferred with an MA in European Law and at the University of La Sapienza (Rome). Earlier, he was awarded an LL.D. from the University of Malta, after writing and successfully defending his thesis entitled, The Constitutional Implications of a Hung Parliament'.In November 2003, Trevor graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal and European Studies.

Chief Legal Officer, Greentube

Trevor De Giorgio

Senior Advisor Policy & Legal, European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). Vasiliki is a qualified lawyer with a masters degree in European Law from Maastricht University. She is working as senior advisor for legal and policy matters at the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) in Brussels. Her portfolio includes advertising, data protection, consumer protection and standardisation. Vasiliki has also worked for the media sector, as well as the European Commission.

Senior Advisor Policy and Legal Matters, European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA)

Vasiliki Panousi

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