The big reset

How are you adapting your digital life?

Speakers

Dr. Agne Matulaite (PhD)
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Dr. Agne Matulaite (PhD)
Head of Phenomenological Research Institute / Lecturer at Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Psychologist – Psychotherapist

Dr. Agnė Matulaite (PhD) is a psychologist – psychotherapist, working in private practice for about twenty years. She is a Head of Phenomenological Research Institute, Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, Lecturer at Vilnius University, Member of Academic Writing group at Cambridge University. She is also an author of a celebrated book “Green Biscuits: The Book for Healthy Neurotics” (in Lithuanian, four editions: in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020). As well as an author to many popular scientific pieces books, book chapters and articles.

Dersim Sylwan
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Dersim Sylwan
LeoVegas Group
CMO

Dersim has more than 14 years of experience from the gambling industry with extensive experience in marketing, public affairs and communication. He is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Leo Vegas and before that he spent 7 years holding various positions at Kindred Group including Head of Maria Casino and General Manager Sweden being responsible for brands such as Unibet and Maria Casino. His background also includes experience from Svenska Spel.

Louise Nylén
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Louise Nylén
Trustly
CMO

Louise Nylén was appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Trustly in 2019. She has 20 years of international business experience, starting her career at Bain & Company and most recently spending six years with LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group, where she was Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer. She is a board director of Nelly.com, the online fashion retailer that is part of NasdaqOMX-listed Qliro Group. Louise holds a Masters in Science from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Tamara Babits
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Tamara Babits
Parimatch
Deputy CMO and new Appointed Business Development Director CIS
Klas Winberg
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Klas Winberg
Raketech
CMO

Klas Winberg has been in iGaming since 2004 since joining Expekt.com as Head of Communication. From there he went on to serve seven years at Betfair as Country Manager and later Area Manager. Before joining Raketech as CMO in November last year he served as VP Sales and Marketing at Catena Media for almost four years.

Sabrina Solda
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Sabrina Solda
BtoBet
CMO

Sabrina Soldà is Chief Marketing Officer for BtoBet. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing industry of which 15 were spent in the iGaming sector. Soldà is responsible for BtoBet’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets, whilst addressing the growing demand for BtoBet’s solutions on a global level.

She is known for her affinity in understanding customer and market challenges, and her effective communication approach.

Prior to joining BtoBet, Soldà served as a Marketing Director and strategist for leading international marketing agencies specializing in creating new markets, positioning companies for growth in highly competitive industries, and developing differentiated business strategies.

Fiona Ewins Brown
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Fiona Ewins Brown
Catena Media
CHRO

With over 20 years’ experience working in HR, Fiona has amassed a wealth of HR skills and knowledge in a variety of areas.

Fiona’s HR background has seen her work within global organisations with offices around the world. She has gained HR experience in Australia, the UK, and, most recently, Malta.

Prior to her current role as Chief HR Officer at Catena Media, and member of the management team, Fiona worked with such reputable organisations as GFI Software, Morgan Stanley, and Ernst & Young.

Her extensive CV has seen her working across all HR-related disciplines, with a more recent emphasis on talent management and leadership development.

Fiona has worked with a diverse range of employees throughout her work experience, and this has also informed her work as a qualified executive coach.

Karolina Pelc
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Karolina Pelc
Basic Strategy
Owner, Strategic Advisor

Over 15 years of experience in gambling in global markets online and offline, including leadership roles for LeoVegas, Betsson and SG Digital as well as interim executive placements for tier 1s via her consultancy firm, Basic Strategy. Specialising in P&L management, product development and commercial strategy as well as start-up and M&A advisory. Author published in EGR and IGB magazines, voted  IGB 2019 Top 10 Most Influential Women and featured by Facebook in their #shetalksgames video campaign. Vocal gender diversity ambassador and above all, passionate about the product.

Heidi Lofthus
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Heidi Lofthus
ComeOn Group
CPO

Heidi Lofthus is an igaming industry veteran, closing in on 15 years within the industry having worked both with suppliers and operators alike. Her igaming journey started with operational roles in Gibraltar and Sweden and she has been active in Malta over the last 10 years. She has broad experience ranging from managing start-ups, mid-sized and larger corporates. She currently holds the position as Chief People Officer of ComeOn Group and oversees an 550+ staff strong operation, active across multiple geographical locations, heading a team of 20 with functions ranging from People Experience to traditional Human Resources.

Pierre Lindh
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Pierre Lindh
iGaming NEXT
Co-Founder | Managing Director

Originally spawning from an iGaming career that started at the age of 17 during the early days of the online poker boom, Pierre Co-founded the event management company Ambassadör Events in 2013. The company specialises in B2B & B2C event concepts targeting the gaming sector with more than 600 successful projects behind them for most of the major organisations within the industry. In 2016, Pierre Co-Founded the primary award show of the gaming industry, iGaming IDOL followed by the content driven conference, iGaming NEXT in 2018.

Marie Louise Theobald
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Marie Louise Theobald
Hero Gaming
CPO

Marie is the Chief People Officer at Hero Gaming. She is responsible for organisational development, talent acquisition, retention and formation of the company’s culture as the company ramps up for significant growth in the gaming industry. With a combination of an academic background in Business and People Management, over 12 years’ experience in the talent management field, and a passion for developing people and organisations, Marie brings expertise from various industries in culture transformation, reward and recognition, talent acquisition management, employer branding, performance management, talent development and employee wellness.

Chris Kiefert
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Chris Kiefert
Professional poker player / Executive coach

Executive Performance Coach, Pokerstaking.com Owner & Head Coach, Professional Poker Player. Chris Kiefert staked, coached and managed a vast team of poker players globally all while playing and staying at the high stakes for over a decade in a consistently declining industry. He will share his secrets, experiences and lessons learned so that you may overcome the odds too.

Dragan Donkov
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Dragan Donkov
Richmond Foundation
Manager Learning & Development EMCC Accredited Coach

Dragan Donkov is the manager of the Learning and Development Team at Richmond Foundation. He started his career as Human Recourses Executive with interest in training and coaching. Prior to joining Richmond Foundation Dragan had experience working in the recruitment and training area. Since 2010 he is involved in direct work with companies and organizations from various industries such as finance, telecom, pharmaceutical, gaming, production, and others. His particular line of work is focused on employees at the managerial level providing them with training and support and he is also a Senior Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Areas of interest are Individual and Team Coaching, Dealing with Challenging Behaviors, Suicide prevention at the workplace, Staff support and Trauma at the workplace. He is a MyBrian practitioner.

Agenda

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4th May Monday
10:00 - 11:00 AM (CEST)
Topic: Mental Wellbeing While Working from Home

Richmond Foundation offers help for individuals struggling with mental health in Malta. In this session, they will share their insights on the mental impact of the sudden isolation we are currently facing, risk groups and how to keep yourself mentally fit in the current climate.

Speaker:
Dragan Donkov
Richmond Foundation
Manager Learning & Development EMCC Accredited Coach
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CEST)
Topic: Overcoming the Odds

Many picture the life of a poker pro as pure glitz, glamour and glorious amounts of cash….but what is it really like and how do you thrive for over a decade in an industry where 98% of professionals quit or went broke? Executive Performance Coach, Pokerstaking.com Owner & Head Coach, Professional Poker Player, Chris Kiefert staked, coached and managed a vast team of poker players globally all while playing and staying at the high stakes for over a decade in a constant battle against the odds. This is a story of grit, perseverance, and overcoming your impulses. He will share his secrets, experiences and lessons learned so that you may overcome the odds too in a dog eat dog world.

Speaker:
Chris Kiefert
Professional poker player / Executive coach
12:00 PM - 13:00 PM (CEST)
Topic: Leveraging Technology to Become Hyper Productive

In today’s world, it’s more about working smart, than working hard. Modern professionals are relying more and more on technology to increase their productivity both as individuals and as teams. In this talk, iGaming veteran and a slave to productivity, Karolina Pelc, does a run-down of some of the most useful productivity tools out there for iGaming professionals who are looking to advance their careers.

Speaker:
Karolina Pelc
Basic Strategy
Owner, Strategic Advisor
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5th May Tuesday
10:00 - 11:00 AM (CEST)
Topic: 1 Year on From Covid 19: Positive and Negative Changes Experienced in the Gaming Industry Workforce

The world is currently undergoing the world’s largest experiment in working remotely. The panel discusses lessons learned so far and predicts the future. Will remote work become standard in the post-COVID-19 world? Discussions and Q&A

Panelists:
Marie Louise Theobald
Hero Gaming
CPO
Fiona Ewins Brown
Catena Media
CHRO
Heidi Lofthus
ComeOn Group
CPO
Moderator:
Pierre Lindh
iGaming NEXT
Co-Founder | Managing Director
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CEST)
Topic: CMO panel - The Post COVID-19 Digital Revolution

In a time of isolation, lockdowns, and quarantines, traditional brick & mortar industries are turning digital to survive. Innovative new tech solutions are paving the way for this digital transformation of industries such as restaurants, gyms and event conferences like iGaming NEXT. The iGaming industry is perfectly positioned for this shift, what are the opportunities for the iGaming industry to capitalize on? Panel discussion and Q&A

Panelists:
Sabrina Solda
BtoBet
CMO
Louise Nylén
Trustly
CMO
Klas Winberg
Raketech
CMO
Moderator:
Dersim Sylwan
LeoVegas Group
CMO
SPONSORED BY:
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6th May Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (CEST)
Topic: Trapped Within: Experience of Isolation and Possible Psychological Outcomes

What happens on the human being level today when we are isolated due to the threat of virus Covid-19? Drawing on the science of psychology and the philosophy of phenomenology but mainly on the practical observations from keynote speakers ‘ more than twenty years’ experience Agne will share the observations of the experience of entrapment within our houses and consider what effect it can cause to us all. Talk and Q&A

Speaker:
Dr. Agne Matulaite (PhD)
Head of Phenomenological Research Institute / Lecturer at Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Psychologist – Psychotherapist
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12:00 - 12:30 PM (CEST)
Topic: Sport star Ambassadors in Gaming: Managing Conor McGregor

How Celebrity Ambassadors Bring Value To Your Brand? Tamara Babits, Deputy CMO and newly Appointed Business Development Director CIS of Parimatch talk about her experience managing possibly THE biggest ever ambassador partnership within gaming, with superstar UFC-fighter Conor McGregor. How did Parimatch leverage the partnership that saw them awarded with the Marketing Campaign of the Year in 2019, and what pitfalls needs to be avoided?

Speaker:
Tamara Babits
Parimatch
Deputy CMO and new Appointed Business Development Director CIS

Our friends say:

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This digital conference is perfect timing for the industry, as we probably won’t see any in person events for some time. It might also be the start of a new era of events moving into the digital sphere. I am looking forward to participate both as a panelist and delegate in the inaugural iGaming NEXT: ONLINE and share my thoughts on the future!

Dersim Sylwan
CMO
Leo Vegas Group
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Networking

Chat 1-to-1 with other attendees via video links and get the most out of the digital networking opportunities. All attendees will have access to this valuable area to interact directly and discuss business opportunities.

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Expo Booth Function

Learn more about our exhibitors and see their products in action in our Expo Booth area during iGaming NEXT Online: The Big Reset. Fully interactive booths with direct communication links to the exhibitors.