Speakers

  • Steve Donoughue

    Steve Donoughue

    Secretariat of the UK Parliamentary
    All Party Betting & Gaming Group


    gamblingconsultant.co.uk

    Steve Donoughue has been a management consultant specialising in the business strategy and politics of the gambling industry for the last twenty five years. He has advised most of the major operators and suppliers, governments, trade associations and regulators over this period. 

  • Lee-Ann Johnstone

    Lee-Ann Johnstone

    Founder of AffiliateINSIDER


    affiliateinsider.com

    With almost two decades of digital marketing and affiliate experience gained within retail, payments and at blue chip iGaming brands, Lee-Ann Johnstone has a wealth of expertise as an award winning digital marketing and affiliate manager. In 2019 she was awarded a place in the Top 10 Influential Women in Gaming by IGaming Business. She offers affiliate programme strategy and management, affiliate mentoring as well as Affiliate Manager training and runs bespoke mastermind and training events.

  • Nicc Lewis

    Nicc Lewis

    CEO & Founder of Expozive Marketing /
    Marcom Agency & Consulting


    expozive.com

    Nicc Lewis is the founder of Expozive, a Marcom / Marketing Agency & Consultancy with a fresh approach. Nicc has over a decade and a half experience in Marketing in the digital & offline fields in both B2B and B2C Marketing. Industries include iGaming. Fintech, eCommerce, Technology and even fashion.

  • Marco Blume

    Marco Blume

    Trading Director at Pinnacle Sports


    pinnacle.com

    Marco’s path into the world of sports betting stemmed from his interest in poker. After a few years playing poker professionally, he was introduced to Pinnacle by a friend from the Magic the Gathering scene (a card game built on game theory and probability). Marco quickly moved on from simply trading sports and has spent 11 of his 13 years with Pinnacle as the company’s Trading Director. Within his role, Marco oversees all trading activity for Pinnacle and has played a vital role in the growth of esports betting for the online bookmaker.

  • George Campanellas

    George Campanellas

    Director General Invest Cyprus 


    investcyprus.org.cy

    Mr. Campanellas has been actively involved in drafting the regulatory framework and incentives for attracting Foreign Direct Investment in sectors of strategic importance to the economy. He served as Project Manager for the City of Dreams Mediterranean Integrated Casino Resort, the country’s largest FDI project and the largest integrated casino resort in Europe.

  • Brean Wilkinson

    Martin Bradley

    Director at 2CV


    2cv.com

    Martin has researched the gambling industry for 12 years across the full spectrum of operators including; high-street, sportsbook, lottery, casino and slots. His recent work has focussed increasingly on helping operators navigate the increase in legislation across Europe to evolve their business and provide customers with a UX that matches demand and behaviour. His work has also featured in industrial sites such as Gambling Insider and iGaming business.

  • Paul McNea

    Paul McNea

    Director of Strategic Development at Persado


    persado.com

    After 8 years working in the RAF he moved into Financial Services where he worked with several blue-chip clients including Barclays, KPMG and Hargreaves Lansdown. Paul co-founded award-winning sports betting business called Betfuze in 2012 and started my own iGaming consulting business in 2016 focusing on creating new revenue streams for companies in the Telco, Media and Sports sectors.

  • Viktoria Soltesz

    Viktoria Soltesz

    Founder of PSP Angels


    pspangels.com

    Viktoria has over 13 years experience with high-risk industries, working as a Chief Financial Officer with various Fintech & E-commerce companies, and running her own Finance and Tax Consultancy Firm in Cyprus for over 10 years. She is an expert when it comes to startup financing, financial planning and payment solutions. She used to lecture at the University of West London and is a regular speaker at blockchain, fintech and investment conferences.

  • Simon Westbury

    Simon Westbury

    Head of Sales at Digitain


    digitain.com

    Upon joining Digitain, Simon was called an industry heavyweight, a veteran of the industry having held senior roles across varies gaming verticals at leading gaming companies such as Amaya, Betsoft and VSoftCo. Simon is currently Head of Sales.

  • Juan Pablo Córdoba

    Juan Pablo Córdoba

    Co-Founder of iGaming LatAm 


    igaminglatam.com

    Juan has 15 years experience in both B2C and B2B Online Gaming in LatAm. He worked with top leading companies like Jackpotjoy, William Hill and Codere, in Marketing, Business Intelligence, Product and Business Development. He also manages a software development studio focused on creating localized games and content for the region.

  • Alessandro Valente

    Alessandro Valente

    Co-Founder of Super Afiliados


    superafiliados.com

    Alessandro Valente is one of the pioneers in affiliation marketing scenario in Brazil with over a decade of experience in this field. Having started with a couple of websites he formed one of the largest networks of websites promoting gambling in Brazil and Latam.

  • Ian Sims

    Ian Sims

    Founder at Rightlander


    rightlander.com

    Previously an IT Support manager at Barclays,
    Ian established one of the UK’s first web
    development agencies in 1994, working for clients including the FT and JP Morgan. 
    In 2017, Ian spotted the opportunity to create some software which monitored for misleading advertising within the iGaming sector and Rightlander was subsequently launched in January 2018.

  • Moritz Maurer

    Moritz Maurer 

    Ceo & Co-Founder at GRID


    grid.gg

    Moritz Maurer has more than 8 years of experience pioneering at the intersection of esports, data & betting. After creating the first UK- licenced esports bookmaker – GGwins – and later launching the world first in-play esports betting solution in 2015, Moritz focused on unlocking the potential of official data assets for some of the biggest rights holders in esports. This vision culminated in the creation GRID, an innovative data & technology platform in esports which is leading the way in data solutions for teams, leagues and brands in esports.

  • Jack Wilson

    Jack Wilson

    Head of Digital at 2CV


    2cv.com

    Jack has extensive experience researching gambling for both commercial and regulatory clients over the last decade. In 2019 Jack presented findings at IAGR sharing insights from a motivational segmentation produced on behalf of the UK Gambling Commission designed to address the question of ‘why do people gamble’. Jack is currently part of a team engaged in a three-year program of quarterly research on behalf of the UK Gambling Commission, addressing a range of policy informing topics. In the past, Jack has also conducted multiple projects for Camelot - conducting campaign analysis, strategy planning and NPD.

  • Sergey Berezhnoy

    Sergey Berezhnoy

    Chief Product Officer at Parimatch


    parimatch.com

    Sergey As Chief Product Officer, he is responsible for driving product strategy to create and support sustainable growth, as well as developing a product-centric culture within the company. Sergey manages all product related activities – leading on product investment across the portfolio, and ensuring alignment with marketing, retail, retention, finance. Prior to joining Parimatch, Sergey worked as a product management consultant for software development company, DataArt – where he introduced product management practices and advised a variety of organisations, from startups to blue-chip companies.

  • Ben Sebley

    Ben Sebley

    Partner at BCB Group


    bcbgroup.io

    Ben Sebley started off his career as an emerging markets equity sales trader at a large investment bank. He was top-rated, with over seven years' experience before he moved into the digital assets world at the start of 2018. He is now a partner at BCB Group, the space-leading cryptocurrency prime broker and payments institution.

  • Brean Wilkinson

    Brean Wilkinson

    Product Advisor at Righlander


    rightlander.com

    For 10 years Brean built up an affiliate network of sites that promoted various iGaming products. In 2017, Brean took on a new opportunity at Rightlander. The compliance monitoring businesses presented the ideal challenge for which he could use all his previous experience to help grow.

  • Ivan Liashenko

    Ivan Liashenko

    Chief Marketing Officer of Parimatch


    parimatch.com

    After 2 years in the Payment Department, Ivan shifted to the position of Product Manager in the Marketing Department. A year later, began to lead the development of client interfaces. Then he started to lead the product. Since August 2019 — CMO at the Parimatch holding.

  • Chris Denny

    Chris Denny

    European Sales Manager at BitPay


    bitpay.com

    Chris is an active conference speaker on the subject of blockchain payment adoption. 

  • Bryan Blake

    Bryan Blake

    CEO and Founder of Hexopay. The Payment Experts


    hexopay.com

    Bryan has a vast wealth of experience in the online acquiring/merchant processing sector having managed and developed the AIBMS UK portfolio, developed Worldpay's and Secure Tradings gambling and gaming division, and most recently in 2017 Bryan founded Hexopay a global payments and risk management company headquartered out f the UK with offices across Europe and the CIS.