With more than 25 years combined iGaming industry experience, Pierre & Martin founded iGaming NEXT with the purpose to help connect and push the industry forward by promoting thought leadership and knowledge sharing. These values are infused into the iGaming NEXT organisation with the vision statement to be a positive force for the iGaming industry, and we are proud to be working with some of the most creative and passionate people within the industry to make it happen.
Head of Sales at iGaming Group
Phil Pearson is the Head of white labels and sales for iGaming Group and iGaming Platform, who specialise in a fully managed casino solution for MGA or curacao based operations. With a cutting edge back office, gamification, over 6000 games and counting, and fully managed CS and payment solutions, they are leading the market moving into 2021. Not one to shy away from controversy Phil is very outspoken on LinkedIn and other platforms, pushing for a fairer and more open igaming community. Outside of work Phil enjoys NFL, visiting as many random and remote holiday destinations as possible, and has 22 rubber ducks in a pool.
Managing Director at GameOn
Sarah Blackburn is Managing Director of GameOn, a PR agency that creates digital PR and marketing strategies on behalf of a wide variety of iGaming clients. Sarah has been working across the B2B and affiliate sectors for more than 15 years and has represented some of the biggest names in gaming.
Head of Sales at Push Gaming
Fiona Hickey has 10 years in the iGaming space, starting her career in the industry with leading headhunting firm, Bettingjobs before joining slots provider Push Gaming to head up Sales and New Business. Having partnered with the largest and most influential companies in the industry as well as start-ups and service providers, she has gained extensive Commercial knowledge that sees her well placed to drive business growth.
Head of strategic events at Better Collective
Shona is the Head of Strategic Events for the leading sports betting affiliate Better Collective. With over a decade of experience in the iGaming sector, much of that focussed on the affiliate market, Shona has been responsible for the creation and development of some of the industry’s biggest events, including iGB Live!, LAC, Sports Betting USA and ICE.
A passionate advocate of the events industry and its ability to bring people and businesses together to make meaningful value-based connections. The current pandemic has only confirmed the importance of human connections and the importance of face to face meetings.
In her spare time she can be found indulging her biggest love; food, eating it, writing about it, photographing it and planning what to eat next.