About The iGaming Executive Conference

The iGaming Executive Conference is the most exclusive and senior event in the igaming industry.  It is not a conference designed to teach you how to become a c-level executive. It is not a room full of salesmen trying to sell you products that you don't want. It is not just a gaming conference.
It is an event that invites people like you, leaders in their field, to stop and think. We won't show you how to do your job - you know how to do that already. We will inspire you, not teach you. Ask you questions, not answer your questions. We will fill your head with new ideas. Force you to think outside the box and help you embrace disruption.
Your experience at the iGaming Executive Conference will be unique. With high-level speakers from different industries. A thinking agenda designed specifically around inspiration and disruption. And a room full of the top executives in the igaming industry. You will leave with unique ideas and friendships that have been moulded by your experience at the show. 
The iGaming Executive Conference is only available to c-Level executives working within gaming. We attract those who are leaders in the field and aren't afraid of thinking outside of the box. If this is you, then you can apply to attend below - we review every application and only approve those who qualify to attend. 

Conference schedule

The iGaming Executive Conference is taking place on Wednesday 12th July 2017 and Thursday 13th July 2017.

Wednesday 12th July 2017

CEO Breakfast 09:30 - 10:40

Welcome from the conference chair 10:40 - 10:45

Michael Caselli, Editor in Chief, iGaming Business

AI, beer, gaming and the future of humanity 10:45 - 11:15

Machine learning is at the core of some of the world’s most ‘sticky’ digital products. But now a brewery is using the same technology to boost customer engagement and self-improve its beer. Join Hew Leith, CEO of 10x and Co-founder of IntelligentX as he explains how his firm is using machine learning and how he believes AI will benefit society at a time when we need it the most.

Hew Leith, CEO, 10x

IGX: Helen Walton 12:00 - 12:45

Every business thinks they want to innovate, but few are prepared to manage the inevitable failures and most only support incremental change. In this IGX session, iGaming entrepreneur and marketer, Helen Walton, tells a proud history of her serial failures… and her occasional success. This personal story as seen from within and outside of iGaming is smattered with insights as to why the ‘lessons’ we talk about learning from failure, are often wrong.

Helen Walton, Chief Commerical Officer, Gamevy

Disrupting Lottery 14:00 - 14:30

Nigel Birrel, and his company Lottoland, are arguably the biggest disruptors in the online gaming sector since the sector's beginnings in the mid-1990s. Nigel is going to talk about why disruption is key to Lottoland's business, and how incumbents deal with disruption in gaming's most innovation conservative sector.

Nigel Birrell, CEO, Lottoland

Think like a Futurist and see the Future of Digital Entertainment 14:30 - 15:00

Dr. Freija van Duijne, President of the Dutch Future Society, shares a decade of experience as a professional futurist and strategy expert in this masterclass which will look at the emerging trends that will soon impact the online gambling industry, and provides insight into how futurists use trend insights to stay ahead of the curve.

Dr. Freija van Duijne, President, Dutch Future Society

Facebook's 5 Most Disruptive Trends 16:00 - 16:45

Facebook leads the cutting edge of innovation, and in this session they reveal four non-Gaming technologies that could have the greatest impact on the online gaming sector.

Finbarr O'Mahony, Head of Real Money Gaming & Social Casino EMEA, Facebookr


Thursday 13th July 2017

Welcome from the conference chair  10:25 - 10:30

Michael Caselli, Editor in Chief, iGaming Business

Euphoria, Despair or Somewhere in Between:  An Updated Outlook for the US I-Gaming Market  10:30 - 11:00

Andrew Zarnett, Deutsche Bank Securities' gaming, lodging and leisure high-yield debt analyst will discuss the economics of large vs. small markets for igaming. This analysis will prove invaluable to any global operator that is confronted with the segmentation of the market due to the proliferation of regional regulation.

Andrew Zarnett, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

MRC: Turning your CRM on its head 12:00 - 12:30

Disruption either changes the way you think and operate, or originates from thinking and operating differently. In this session Minter Dial is going to explain his MRC hypothesis and talk about futureproofing your business by inciting disruption and leveraging the disruptive force to your advantage. 

Minter Dial, Founder and President, The Myndset Company

Bitcoin’s Smart Future:  Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Bots & How The Bitcoin Network Will Change the World 12:30 - 13:00

Dr. Craig Wright, a key luminary in the Bitcoin community and one of the early minds behind Bitcoin, explains his vision of the future - where blockchain goes beyond recording transactions, and becomes a Super-Network of AI and Bots, creating deep neural networks and swarm-based systems that will control the internet of things and intelligent objects around the world

Dr. Craig Wright, Chief Scientist, nChain

IGX: Empathy: The Killer App - by Oisin Lunny 14:00 - 14:30


As a globally recognized speaker on communication technologies, Oisin grapples with big questions like singularity and symbiosis, and humans increased reliance on technology. In the first IGX, Oisin will explore this theme through the "Phono Saipien's" evolutionary imperatives, and explain why he thinks that the next killer app isn't technology, but a mindset.

Oisin Lunny, Chief Evangelist, OpenMarket

Very scary things 14:30 - 15:30

These are the things that go bump in the night. This session looks at three of the biggest disruptive technologies, ideas and practices in the igaming sector and offers a window into the future of our industry. If you want to see how far disruption can go - then this is your must-attend session.

William Mace, Head of Kindred Futures, Kindred Group plc

Jez San OBE, Founder, FunFair Technologies

Konstantin Katsev, Marketing Director, True Flip

Vasili Polynov, PR Director, True Flip