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.

  • Adriana Minovic

    Adriana Minovic

    Regulatory & Compliance professional - Group Head of Data Privacy & DPO at Betsson Group


    betssongroup.com

    Adriana is Head of Data Privacy in Betsson Group. She is lawyer, specialised in various regulatory & compliance issues, specifically Data Protection/Intellectual Property/Competition and Internet Governance in wide portfolio of innovative and data-driven industries (TMT, R&D, Life Science, Aviation, Online gambling). 

  • 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.

  • Sarafina Wolde Gabriel

    Sarafina Wolde Gabriel

    Vice President of Strategy, Income Access 


    paysafe.com

    Sarafina Wolde Gabriel has over 16 years of experience in digital marketing and more than a decade’s worth of expertise in leadership within the iGaming and marketing sectors. She joined Paysafe’s Income Access, a digital marketing technology and services provider, in 2004 as a leader of its in-house affiliate management team. Serving as Director of Affiliate Marketing, she successfully managed the affiliate department, which collected six awards for the iGB Best Affiliate Network. She then served as the company’s CMO until 2016, which saw the company pick up five awards in the eGR ‘Best Affiliate Software’ category, as well as three ‘Best Acquisition Partner’ awards. In her current role as the VP of Strategy, Sarafina focuses on providing direction for developing innovative solutions, fostering key business partnerships and ventures, as well as expanding the company’s global presence.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ben Sebley

    Alex Kornilov

    CEO & Founder of BETEGY


    betegy.com

    BETEGY created an automated self-learning system which predicts outcomes of football games with high accuracy (betegy.com) as well as content creation system which turns sports data into engaging graphics, widgets, banners, texts and animations (impact-betegy.com). The company also licenses the data and visualization systems to global sports betting and media companies like ESPN (USA), Turkcell (Turkey), Ringier Axel Springer (Eastern Europe), Wozhongla.com (China), Yahoo Sports (UK), Bwin (Russia), Favbet (Ukraine), Tipico (Germany) and others.

  • Guy Douek

    Guy Douek

    SVP Business Operations at SafeCharge


    safecharge.com

    In his role as SVP Business Operations, Guy is responsible for the entire strategic direction as well as commercial and operational management of SafeCharge's merchants channels and partnership. Guy has over 10 years of experience in diverse roles in the various payments functions across both the merchant's side as well as a payment provider.
    Guy joined SafeCharge from Gett (a global ride-hailing company) where he was a Global Head of Payments. Previously he was Head of Risk (alternative payments) at Worldpay.

  • Imri Meir

    Imri Meir

    VP Product Management at SafeCharge


    safecharge.com

    In his role of VP Product Management at SafeCharge, Imri is responsible for driving the company's product strategy for the gaming vertical, based on merchant requirements and deep market research.
    Imri manages key projects and is in charge of delivering innovative services and solutions to correspond to the growing needs of today's gaming operators. Prior to joining SafeCharge, Imri has served at William Hill as Payments, Risk Management and Fraud Director.

  • Andy Danson

    Andy Danson

    Partner & International Head of Gambling, Bird & Bird


    twobirds.com

    Andy has advised businesses in the gambling sector for 15 years, is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, and has been invited by the European Commission and the TMC Asser Institute to participate in expert workshops on the advertising of gambling and the commercial relationship between the sports and gambling industries. Andy regularly advises gambling sector clients on key strategic and commercial issues. He has particular expertise in British and international gambling regulation, major commercial contracts (including RGS, software and game supply, white-label, affiliate and hedging deals), the advertising of gambling, and the relationship between gambling and sport (including data and streaming rights, and sponsorship). He is also a former first-class cricketer.

  • Karin Söderberg

    Karin Söderberg

    Senior Associate and Gambling Specialist, Bird & Bird


    twobirds.com

    Karin built-up other substantial experience in various fields of intellectual property, marketing law and general commercial law. She provides legal advice to national and international clients in numerous matters, including, regulatory matters, marketing-related questions, licensing issues, opposition proceedings, infringement matters, transactions, contract drafting and trademark portfolio management and copyright. Many of the matters that she handles are cross-border matters, and she works closely with her international colleagues on a daily basis. As the co-head of our Swedish Media, Entertainment and Sports sector group she advises our gambling clients on various areas of law connected to the new Swedish regulation, such as marketing matters and matters connected to gambling licenses.

  • Gabor Helembai

    Gabor Helembai

    Senior Associate and Gambling Specialist, Bird & Bird


    twobirds.com

    Gabor regularly acts for a wide range of clients on both domestic and cross-border transactions and investments in a range of industries. Over the years, he has developed specific experience in the gaming and betting industry, where he advises major online and high street retail operators, as well as slot machine manufacturers, on regulatory matters. He has represented clients in negotiating a concession agreement with the Hungarian state, assisted different clients from non-gaming industries in gaming related matters such as promotional games, and supported clients in transactional matters in the gaming sector. Gabor provides advice on payments regulations to payments companies and other technical service providers.

  • Piotr Dynowski

    Piotr Dynowski

    Partner and Gambling Specialist, Bird & Bird


    twobirds.com

    Piotr is one of the leading intellectual property experts in Poland. He also advises on a wide range of contentious, commercial and regulatory matters in the most innovative sectors. He advises on all aspects of gaming law, in particular online gambling and betting, social gaming and e-sports. His expertise covers licensing regimes, regulatory issues, as well as advertising and provision of B2B services to gambling operators. Piotr is a lecturer at the Hugo Grotius Intellectual Property Rights Centre in Warsaw, and at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He is a legal expert to the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Polish Chamber of Information Technologies and Telecommunications, and a member of the International Masters of Gaming LAW (IMGL).

  • Vojtěch Chloupek

    Vojtěch Chloupek

    Partner and Gambling Specialist, Bird & Bird


    twobirds.com

    His expertise covers intellectual property and IT law, gaming and media law. He also regularly assists clients in connection with various data protection and related compliance matters, antitrust matters, including anti-competitive practices, abuse of dominance, merger clearances and state aid. For the past decade, Vojtěch has been actively involved in advising gaming companies from market-leading national lottery to small peer-to-peer gambling start-ups. Vojtěch has been repeatedly recognized and awarded as a leading and exceptional lawyer in his field of expertise (intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications) in the Czech Republic (WIPR Leader, Media Law International, Managing IP, Global IP Awards to name a few). He is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.

  • 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.

  • 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.