Thursday, 2 June 2016

GamCrowd and the gambling industry opens its doors to the London Technology Week

GamCrowd, the home of ideas and innovation for the global gambling industry, is delighted to be hosting a one-day conference on June 21st as part of London Technology Week at London’s coolest Casino, the Hippodrome in Leicester Sq.

GamCrowd hope to show how dynamic the gambling tech scene is and provide a deeper understanding of the sector for people from inside and outside the industry.

The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions from some leading lights from the online gambling industry tech scene and from other tech sectors including Phill Graham, CTO at Gamesys, Dominic Hawken from Grand Parade and Hans Lombardo from Chain Finance.

Among the subjects the GamCrowd London Technology Week conference will be discussing are London’s impact on global gambling technology, blockchain and gambling, cloud-based services in gaming, data and personalisation, and a session that looks at the recent moves by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to open up a regulatory sandbox and asks whether a similar initiative might be applicable in the gambling world.

Also taking part in sessions during the day will be multi-million selling songwriter turned CTO and co-owner of gaming technology specialists Grand Parade, Dominic Hawken who will be asking whether the gambling industry can match the success of London’s innovative esports and entertainment industries, Helen Walton from Gamevy winner of Pitch ICE 2015 in partnership with Clarion Events and GamCrowd will be looking at the challenges of setting up a gambling tech business, and a presentation from Sarah McChesney from Fresh8 Gaming how will be looking at how sports-betting has taken to adopting personalisation.

Another centrepiece session is the tech talent session that will be moderated by Rick Brownlow, founder of Geektastic. The session will address how the gambling industry can go about attracting the best talent and why the best and the brightest should consider looking at the gambling industry. Included in the panel will be Alastair Creland, the new chief executive at specialist iGaming recruitment firm Pentasia, and Director of people, Tina Southall from Gamesys.

Chris North, chief executive of GamCrowd, said: “Having been involved in the London tech for some years now I noticed a lack of knowledge about the gambling industry amongst other sectors. Our one-day conference is about starting that conversation and is aimed at people from all sectors. I feel that the gambling industry needs to do a better job at promoting what a great sector so we attract different ideas from other sectors and show the best tech and creative talent what they are missing.”

The one-day conference is the first time a gambling specific conference has taken place as part of London Technology Week. The conference is one of over 200 events taking place throughout the capital between 20-26 June. Tickets and more information can be found www.gamcrowd.com/events