SiGMA AGENDA | NOVEMBER 2021

8:00

DELEGATES FLY TO MALTA

08:00 - 18:00
10:00

SiGMA Football Cup Tournament by All-in Global

10:00 - 15:00 | Luxol Sports Ground Astro-turf
A competitive kick-about before business dealings and networking begin. For further info or submit your team contact roy@all-in.global.
10:00

Golf Tournament

10:00 - 14:00 | Royal Malta Golf Club
18:00

SiGMA & AIBC Pre-Registration & Drinks Reception

18:00 - 22:00 | Hilton, St Julians - Quarterdeck
Pre-register for your badge during the networking reception, beating Tuesday-morning queues.
19:00

SiGMA Europe Gaming Awards

19:00 - 23:00 | Hilton Conference Centre, St Julian's
This evening will celebrate the best of the industry in a record-breaking awards night with a premium guest list.
19:00

Networking Poker tournament

19:00 - 00:00 | Portomaso Casino, St Julian's
Following the networking reception, an ice-breaking poker tournament will be held in the evening.
9:00

Exhibition

09:00 - 18:00 | MFCC, Ta' Qali
Explore the expo floor and discover new business opportunities.
9:00

Conference

09:00 - 18:00 | MFCC, Ta' Qali

Conference Room

09:00 - 13:00 REGULATION & COMPLIANCE
09:10 - 09:35
Moulding the Future Digital Economy

JUSTINE SCERRI HERRERA

Partner
MK Fintech Partners
09:35 - 10:00
How are Digital Currencies transforming local economies?
10:00 - 10:10
Fiduciary Duty and Blockchain: In Whom Do We Trust?
10:10 - 10:35
Regulatory and Legal Issues with Blockchain: Cross Borders

FRANKLIN CACHIA

Senior Manager Tax & Regulated Industries at CSB Group
10:35 - 11:00
Risks of Regulation of Decentralized Finance
11:00 - 11:10
Following in the footsteps of Japan & El Salvador
11:10 - 11:35
The Evolution of Token Offerings and Regulation Across Europe
11:35 - 12:00
Could Smart Contracts revolutionise Smart Money forever?
12:00 - 12:10
Censorship resistant Bitcoin
12:10 - 12:35
Legal compliance with Identification regulations

ADRIAN DOERK

Business Development Manager
Main Incubator GmbH / Lissi Identity

DIETER BROCKMEYER

Co-Founder & Director Innovation & TIME
Diplomatic World Institute
12:35 - 13:00
Completing Malta’s Gaming ecosystem: The Digital Nomad Visa Scheme

IVAN FILLETTI

Head of Business Dev.
Gaming Malta

OLIVER DE BONO

CCO
Condor Gaming
13:00 - 17:00 DeFi & EMERGING TECH
13:00 - 13:10
Opening Keynote: Industry updates
13:10 - 13:35
The reality of Cybercrime: Fact vs Fiction

YAHYA MOHAMED MAO

CMO
MiSANTO AG

ASAF ORPANI

CEO & Founder
Arkhivist

KATE BAUCHEREL

Digital Strategist
13:35 - 14:00
Money for play: Credit without banks?

DR. SARAH GRACE MANSKI

Professor of Business and Global Affairs
George Mason University

OSCAR CHAMBERS

Co-founder & Co-lead developer
Umbria
14:00 - 14:10
Banking Revolution: trends that shape the future of payments ecosystem
14:10 - 14:35
The challenges of international transactions: new ways of AML implementation
14:35 - 15:00
Mobile Payments: Disruption and Innovation in payments

DR. ALINA KORNIENKO

Co-founder & COO
Quppy
15:00 - 15:10
The Power of Now: The Proven Path to Xcelerate Digital Currency and Empower Lives from Poverty

RONE DE BEAUVOIR

Founder & CEO
XCEL Crypto Partners
15:10 - 15:35
Soft Forks and Privacy: The pros and cons of the Bitcoin Taproot upgrade
15:35 - 16:00
Investing in DeFi: Tokens vs Equity

ADRIAN NICULESCU

CMO EMEA - CloudCoin Consortium
CloudCoin Consortium

ALY MADHAVJI

Managing Partner
Blockchain Founders Fund

DANIEL DABOCZY

CEO
Technicorum
16:00 - 16:10
The Shift Towards Equity – Takeaways from Four Years of Blockchain Related Transactions

GIL SOLOMON

Founding Partner
Gil Solomon & Co
16:10 - 16:35
GovCoins: will CBDC be the bridge to mass adoption or destroy the concept of cryptocurrency?

DR. ILAN STEINER

Founder & COO
SIMETRIA

GEORGE SIOSI SAMUELS

Managing Director
Faiā
16:35 - 17:00
Reinventing the banking wheel with DeFi

ELOISA MARCHESONI

Founder & CEO
Def.ai Inc.

ALEXANDER FILATOV

Co-founder & CEO
TON Labs

BARNEY CHAMBERS

Co-founder & Co-lead developer
Umbria

Workshop Room

09:00 - 11:00 NFT Workshop
No Schedule yet.
11:00 - 13:00 Asia Workshop
No Schedule yet.
13:00 - 15:00 Focus CIS
No Schedule yet.
15:00 - 17:00 The Future of iGaming
No Schedule yet.
17:00 - 18:00 Africa Workshop
17:00 - 17:15
Is Africa the next big iGaming market?
17:15 - 17:30
Optimizing Payment Processing in the African Market

DANIELE ALFONSO

Head of Gaming
TransUnion (formerly iovation)

NICK FRENCH

Founder
Launchsite Capital & Monetize Agency

WILLIAM SCOTT

Executive Director
Warrenside Limited

RUSSELL WAIN

Sales manager
Tola mobile Ltd
17:30 - 17:35
Tailoring your product: The complexity of the African Market
17:35 - 17:50
Developing a friendly ecosystem for gaming in Africa
17:50 - 18:00
Europe vs Africa: How do Igaming companies achieve customer loyalty?
18:00

Networking Drinks

18:00 - 20:00 | Hilton, St Julians - Quarterdeck
Enjoy a drink and exchange business cards.
19:00

iGathering Dinner

19:00 - 23:00 | Blue Elephant, Hilton
Several exclusive dinners will happen during the evening to facilitate networking among delegates. Would you like to be invited by the sponsor or get any more information please contact events@sigma.world.
19:00

Private Reception

19:00 - 22:00 | The Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julians - Ballroom
Only by Invite depending on the sponsor. Would you like to be invited by the sponsor or get any more information please contact events@sigma.world.
19:00

AIBC Awards

19:00 - 23:00 | Hilton Conference Centre, St Julian's
This evening will celebrate the best of the Emerging Tech industry in a record-breaking awards night with a premium guest list.
10:00

Exhibition

10:00 - 18:00 | MFCC, Ta' Qali
10:00

Conference

10:00 - 18:00 | MFCC, Ta' Qali

Conference Room

10:00 - 14:00 GAMING REGULATION

Conference Chair

JAMES SCICLUNA

Co-Managing Partner
WH Partners

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10:00 - 10:10
REGULATORY UPDATE
10:10 - 10:35
European Regulatory Round Table: What the legislators brought on the table?
10:35 - 11:00
Gambling tourism as an important indicator of economic growth
11:00 - 11:10
Economic impacts of the legalisation and regulation of gaming
11:10 - 11:35
Keeping up with Taxation - Are they having the reverse effect?

LEVGENIIA DERBAL

CLO
Parimatch Tech
11:35 - 12:00
Self-regulation - the consensus between regulating bodies and the operators

ANDREW NAUDI

Partner
Nouv
12:00 - 12:10
The transition from grey to white markets
12:10 - 12:35
Discussing Bill C-218 - the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act
12:35 - 13:00
Enforce responsible Gambling - The Big Debate

ALEXANDER TOMIC

CEO
Alea
13:00 - 13:10
Legal & creative solutions to bypass the reduction of bonuses for new players
13:10 - 13:35
AML Compliance: On a rescue mission?

PHILIP BUGEJA

Consultant
IGAML
13:35 - 14:00
Dramatic Changes in Licensing Gambling and Betting Operations
14:00 - 15:30 SiGMA Pitch
No Schedule yet.
15:30 - 18:00 CASINO TRENDS
15:30 - 15:40
Is AI helping Casinos become safer?
15:40 - 16:05
A banner year for M&A transaction in the Gaming and sports betting - are there any targets left?

DAVID FLYNN

CEO
Glitnor Holding Plc
16:05 - 16:30
Product Development: Can a broader outlook improve product diversification?

FABIO DE SIO

Public Speaker & LGBTQ Business Coach
16:30 - 16:40
Hit the Gold - what's new in the supply and demand of Slots?

JESPER KÄRRBRINK

Chairman
Green Jade Games
16:40 - 17:05
The Future of iGaming
17:05 - 17:30
Player attraction & retention: Gamification and Personalisation in 2022

ALEXIS WICÉN

Co-Founder
Unibo

DMITRY STAROSTENKOV

CEO
Evenbet Gaming

DAVID MANN

CCO
Swintt
17:30 - 17:40
Optimising game aggregation from multiple developers
17:40 - 18:00
What Land-Based operators can learn from the online Gaming industry

TSACHI MAIMON

CEO
Aspire Global

JASHWANT PATEL

Sales Manager
Slotegrator

Workshop Room

10:00 - 12:00 Workshop by FreeTon
No Schedule yet.
12:00 - 14:00 Deep-Tech
No Schedule yet.
14:00 - 16:00 Investment and Venture Capital
No Schedule yet.
16:00 - 18:00 AI
No Schedule yet.

Conference Room

18:00

Networking Drinks

18:00 - 20:00 | Hilton, St Julians - Quarterdeck
Enjoy a drink and exchange business cards.
19:00

AFFILIATE CRUISE

19:00 - 23:00 | Portomaso, St Julian's
Networking as you sail out at sea.
19:00

iGathering Dinner

19:00 - 23:00 | Blue Elephant, Portomso, St Julian's
Several exclusive dinners will happen during the evening to facilitate networking among delegates.
21:00

Official Malta Week Party

21:00 - 04:00 | Hilton, St Julians - GrandMasters Suite
Let off some steam after hard days of business deals.
10:00

Exhibition

10:00 - 18:00 | MFCC, Ta' Qali
10:00

Conference

10:00 - 18:00 | MFCC, Ta' Qali

Conference Room

10:00 - 14:00 SPORTS BOOK, E-SPORTS & TECH
10:00 - 10:10
State of esports wagering and the future growth potential, why is this important
10:10 - 10:35
Operators review: Player receptiveness to virtual sports
10:35 - 11:00
Suppliers sound-off: Virtual Sports vs Live Sports

DINOS STRANOMITIS

COO
Altenar
11:00 - 11:10
Are antiquated tax laws aiding the offshore market?
11:10 - 11:35
Stepping into the (un)known: Casinos go digital with sportsbooks
11:35 - 12:00
How Player Tracking is changing the way bettors analyse their betting data
12:00 - 12:10
The rise of eSports

DAVID MELTZER

Co-Founder
Sports 1 Marketing
12:10 - 12:35
Player influx: will esports grow or consolidate?

EIRIK KRISTIANSEN

CEO & Co-Founder
Pixel.bet

THOMAS ROSANDER

CEO
Real Luck Group Limited

GRANT JOHNSON

CEO
Esports Entertainment Group
12:35 - 13:00
Esports venues in the United States have been built are they a viable business model? Did they work? What else is there?
13:00 - 13:10
Immersive tech: is 2022 the breakthrough year?

DANIEL BERNARD

Venture Partner
Mindspring Capital
13:10 - 13:35
Will Quantum Computing Make Gambling More Fair?
13:35 - 14:00
How Machine Learning Is Transforming the Online Gambling Sector
14:00 - 15:30 AIBC Pitch

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15:30 - 18:00 PAYMENTS: GAMING & TECH
15:30 - 15:40
Crypto technologies, blockchain & betting
15:40 - 16:05
The Future Of Betting And Trading In The Quantum Computing Era

MICKAEL MARCEAU

HEAD OF PAYMENTS
Kindred
16:05 - 16:30
Banking Nightmares in Malta: is PSD2 Open Banking the answer?

JP FABRI

Partner
Seed
16:30 - 16:40
Biometric authentication
16:40 - 17:05
From surviving to thriving: automation as a foundation for success in the next normal
17:05 - 17:30
Getting out of the MATCH list and the black list, Dealing with BRAM, Releasing Funds blocked by Visa and Mastercard - How To Do it Properly
When dealing with sensitive issues like the MATCH list, Blocked funds, or BRAM procedure – you need seasoned professionals who have the right connections. We discuss staying away from the MATCH list; what the implications of being on it and on other black lists are; what you can do in order to retrieve your blocked funds; and more.

TAL ITZHAK RON

Chairman & CEO
Tal Ron Drihem & Co.

GENIA GUREVITZ

Head of Banking & Payment Services
Tal Ron Drihem & Co.
17:30 - 17:40
Latest news on Micropayments
17:40 - 18:05
Fintech in the new era of gaming

Workshop Room

10:00 - 11:00 Intro to Blockchain & Crypto
No Schedule yet.
11:00 - 13:00 North America
11:00 - 11:10
Transition to iGaming
11:10 - 11:20
Regulating online gaming in the U.S.
11:20 - 11:40
Sportsbetting
11:40 - 12:00
Indian Gaming: Update on California market
12:00 - 12:10
The reinvention of the Integrated Resort Experience
12:10 - 12:30
Canada: Sports Betting & iGaming update
12:30 - 12:50
iGaming Deep Dive
12:50 - 13:00
TBA
13:00 - 15:00 HR
13:00 - 13:10
How does remote working impact productivity?

MARTIN COLLINS

Director of Business Development
GiG
13:10 - 13:30
The intersection between HR Onboarding & Employer Branding

KRISTYNA BABULIKOVA

HR Manager
Endorphina
13:30 - 13:50
The Future of Remote Hiring

CORDELIA MORGAN - COOPER

Talent Acquisition Manager
Catena Media

ADAM WOODLEY

Global Head of Recruitment
Betsson Group

JULIAN PERIGO

Managing Director
Boston Link
13:50 - 14:10
Talent Acquisition: How the working environment impacts employee turnover
14:10 - 14:20
TBA
14:20 - 14:40
Addressing the shortfall in human resources
Human resources are scarce and turnovers high. It's time to come up with a plan of action.

Dr. ELAINE DUTTON

Head of HR and Employment Advisory Services
CSB Group
14:40 - 15:00
HR: A Women's World in iGaming?
16:30 - 16:50
Employer branding, public perception
Nowadays a company's reputation matters more than ever. Let's look at this from the public's point of view.
15:00 - 16:00 The Women in iGaming (WiiG) meetup

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15:00 - 16:00
What is a good work/life balance? How do you pursue a successful career along with a healthy personal life?
16:00 - 18:00 Slots Games
16:00 - 16:20
Understanding the impotance of RTP
What is RTP? Does RTP impact slots & winning?
16:20 - 16:40
Innovation in slots: Developer & operator's perspective
How can slots developers & operators remain competitive and creative despite the threat of copycat games? How do they differentiate themselves? What are the barriers that developer & operators are facing today? How can they overcome them?
16:25 - 16:50
Mobile slots: A new paradigm
17:00 - 17:20
Do slots require unique marketing methods?
How to promote your slots online and beyond. Should marketing startegies change?
17:20 - 17:40
Striking a balance with gamification
17:40 - 18:00
Optimising the lifetime value of players
How to hold onto players and maximize their value?
18:00

Networking Drinks

18:00 - 20:00 | Hilton, St Julians - Quarterdeck
Enjoy a drink and exchange business cards.
19:00

iGathering Standing Reception

19:00 - 23:00 | TBC
Several exclusive dinners will happen during the evening to faciliate networking among delegates