SPEAKERS AND PANELLISTS

Trude Hogseth Felde – IAGR President

Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Gaming Authority

Trude Hogseth Felde works for The Norwegian Gaming Authority. She has a Master degree in Law, and has worked for the Norwegian Gaming Authority since August 2001. Her special area is regulation of the Norwegian market, internet gaming, EU gambling regulation and social gaming/gambling.

 


Dr Larry Barton, PhD

Distinguished University Professor of Crisis Management and Public Safety at the University of Central Florida (UCF)

Dr. Larry Barton is one of the world’s leading experts in crisis management and threat assessment. He serves as the Distinguished University Professor of Crisis Management and Public Safety at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Prior to this post, he served as President and CEO of The American College from 2003-2013. For the past fourteen years, Dr. Barton has remained the highest rated instructor at The FBI Academy and U.S. Marshals Service where he teaches courses in threat evaluation to federal and state law enforcement.

Dr. Barton designs strategies and solutions addressing workplace violence prevention and crisis mitigation; this includes presentations, 24/7 evaluative services and ongoing training. He is a frequent commentator on television networks during and after incidents of public violence for CNN, the BBC, CNBC and other news outlets.

The author of four best-selling books on crisis response, his work, Crisis Leadership Now (McGraw-Hill) was voted one of the Best Business Books of the Year by Soundview Executive Books. That work is now used in over 340 training programs globally and is available at amazon.com


Mr Robin Sykes

Technical Director, Financial Investigation Division of the Ministry of Finance & the Public Service


Associate Professor Georgina Heydon, PhD, B.A. Hons (Linguistics)

Forensic Linguist, RMIT University, Australia

A/Prof Georgina Heydon is an internationally recognised expert in the field of forensic linguistics and investigative interviewing, and has published numerous academic papers and books, on the topic of interviewing and information elicitation. 

As a forensic linguist A/Prof Heydon provides expert evidence on police interviewing tactics, threat identification, and authorship. She has delivered interviewing training and advice to police and legal professionals in Australia, the USA, Sweden, Belgium, Indonesia, South Africa, China, the Philippines, Mozambique and Canada.  She has been an invited guest speaker of national judicial colleges, the FBI, the European Police College and many police academies as well as lawyer firms and corporate clients. She is currently the President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists.


Paul Curby

Director, CurbyPartners

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the area of investigation, fraud risk and governance including 15 years with law enforcement in Australia. Following his career as a police detective Paul worked for a corporate managing fraud risk and investigating internal and external fraud.

He has been consulting since 2000 when he took up a position with a big 4 accounting firm in Singapore. Since then he founded and his own boutique fraud risk company in Singapore for 6 years, travelled extensively through Asia and Europe conducting investigative, due diligence and risk management assignments. Paul moved back to Australia in 2012 and was a Partner with KordaMentha Forensic. He established CurbyPartners in 2017.


John Dalzell

Partner, Dentons | Chair, NSW Responsible Gambling Fund

John is one of Australia’s leading dispute resolution lawyers and the current chair of Dentons’ global litigation and dispute resolution group.

He has significant experience in conducting all forms of dispute resolution including successful mediations, arbitrations, conciliations and commercial settlement negotiations.

Mr Dalzell represents clients in Royal Commissions, Special Commissions of Inquiry, the Supreme Court, Federal Court and all appeal courts including the High Court of Australia.

Before migrating to Australia, he was a barrister in London specialising in trials before juries and commercial disputes.

He has previously advised the NSW Government on liquor and gaming legislation.

In 2018, Mr Dalzell was voted by his peers as one of Australia’s best lawyers in litigation.

Before turning to law, Mr Dalzell was a Royal Marines Commando and holds a first class Honours degree in Physiotherapy.


 

Dr Alexander Blaszczynski PhD

Professorial Research Fellow and Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, Science Faculty, Brain Mind Centre, School of Psychology, University of Sydney

Alex Blaszczynski is a Professorial Research Fellow and Director of the University of Sydney’s Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic.

He has thirty years’ experience in studying the psychology of gambling behaviours and gambling disorders. He has published in excess of 250 peer-reviewed articles, authored or co-authored 8 books and 17 book chapters.

In 1995, Professor Blaszczynski was a co-recipient of the American Council of Problem Gambling Directors Award, and in 2004, the National Centre for Responsible Gambling senior investigator’s research award for his work in the field of pathological gambling.

In 2013, the NSW Government’s Responsible Gambling Fund awarded him an excellence award for his contributions to gambling. In 2014, he received the American National Council of Problem Gambling’s Lifetime Research award. He is the editor-in-chief of International Gambling Studies.


Nadav Arbel

CEO, CyberHat ltd

Nadav has over 18 years of experience in Cyber and IT security for Military intelligence and Law enforcement agencies at tactical and technological units, specializing in cyber defense, intelligence gathering and strategic technical systems.

He is the former head of the Israeli Police Cyber and SIGINT technology unit.

Nadav has also carried out various roles in international technological companies from COO to Defense division manager, managing over 250 employees worldwide, responsible for the execution and deliverables of over 150 technological projects of various magnitudes and complexity simultaneously across the globe and managing business units of over 120 Million NIS.


Travis Foley

Chief Operations Officer at BMM


André Wilsenach

SVP, Government Relations, BMM Testlabs


Sue Schneider

Editor-in-Chief, Gaming Law Review

 

 

 


John English

Partner, Managing Director Sports Betting & Technology, Global Market Advisors

John English is the Managing Director of Sports Betting and Technology at Global Market Advisors. Mr. English specializes in global business development for the regulated gaming industry, with emphasis on technology, content, and distribution, as well as public relations and contract negotiation in regulated gaming.

Mr. English’s work history contains an extensive background in gaming, including lottery, AWP, slot machines, table games, sweepstakes, systems, and race and sports betting both digital and live.

Mr. English has been involved in many successful developments in the industry. One of Mr. English’s endeavors was previously an equity partner with American Wagering Incorporated, the first company to receive Nevada Gaming Control Board approval for mobile sports betting within the state of Nevada. Mr. English also created the first betting app in the United States to be distributed from the App Store through Apple. Additionally, he created the first kiosk sports betting device (SBX) to gain regulatory approval and to be mass released. Furthermore, Mr. English created Million Dollar Ticket which was licensed by the State of Nevada for a bonus game played in restricted gaming locations.


Earle Hall

CEO, AXES | GSA Blockchain Chair

Earle G. Hall is an internationally recognized Canadian entrepreneur, visionary and innovator in several fields of technology.

He is the CEO of AXESnetwork, a Blockchain based IoT Fintech specialized in the casino industry. He is a board member of the Gaming Standards Association and Chair of the Blockchain Committee. Earle currently focuses on big data, information correlation, predictability and behavior triggers.

Earle is a graduate of the Royal Military College and a Veteran Officer and is pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Psychology.


Ann-Dawn Young Sang

President and CEO, Supreme Ventures Group

Ann-Dawn Young Sang is the President and CEO of the Supreme Ventures Group, the premier gaming and entertainment provider in Jamaica and select territories throughout the Caribbean. Prior to this role, Mrs. Young Sang was the Regional Vice President for the Caribbean for International Game Technology, IGT, the world’s largest lottery operator and technology partner for SVL. Mrs Young Sang holds the distinguished position as the Company’s first female CEO.

A Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the field of Accounts, Finance and General Management, Mrs Young Sang began her tenure with IGT (formerly GTECH) as the Finance Manager, Jamaica in 2001. She was soon promoted to the position of Country Manager, then to the post of Regional General Manager for the Caribbean, before being appointed to the position as Regional Vice President (RVP) for the Caribbean.

She holds a Master’s Degree in International Business and Finance from Fordham University and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce, as one of its three (3) Vice- Presidents.


Igor Rus

Director of Systems of ComtradeGaming

Igor oversees the development of strategic partnerships with regulators around the world. He actively participates in developing new monitoring solutions for slots, betting and online gaming software solutions for the online gaming industry.

Prior to joining ComtradeGaming, Igor held several leadership positions at major leading operator, including Head of CRM where he created a loyalty club structure in a multi-site casino resort environment. Igor was also General Manager of a casino where he managed 120 people and Slot Manager Deputy for the largest casino in Europe. Igor’s gaming experience also includes consulting services to some of the major gambling companies.

 


Frank Makryllos

Managing Director - Gaming Services, Tabcorp

Frank was Chief Operating Officer – Gaming at Tatts Group from early 2013 until commencing with Tabcorp following the Tabcorp-Tatts combination in December 2017. Frank is responsible for leading Tabcorp’s Gaming Services business under the brand MAX, which offers a complete solution platform for venues, government and industry.

Frank was previously Chief Executive Officer of Intralot Australia, and was the Chief Executive of Tatts Pokies.

Frank holds a Masters of Business Administration and has completed several courses through the Harvard and London Business Schools.


Prof. I. Nelson Rose

Professor Emeritus Whittier Law School and Visiting Professor University of Macau

Professor I. Nelson Rose is an internationally known scholar, writer and public speaker. A Harvard Law School graduate, he is Professor Emeritus at Whittier College and Visiting Professor at the University of Macau, where he co-teaches a post-grad class in Gaming Law. 

He co-authored GAMING LAW IN A NUTSHELL, INTERNET GAMING LAW and GAMING LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS, and more than 300 articles on the subject. For more than ten years, Prof. Rose was co-editor-in-chief of the Gaming Law Review. 

He is best known for his landmark 1986 book and internationally syndicated column:  GAMBLING AND THE LAW®. A consultant to governments and industry, Prof. Rose has testified as an expert witness in administrative, civil and criminal cases in the U.S. and abroad, and has consulted to international corporations, licensed casinos, Indian tribes, and local, state and national governments. 

Prof. Rose created the first Gaming Law class in the U.S. and has taught gaming law around the world, including to the F.B.I., at the University of Nevada-Reno, and in colleges in France, Spain and China. 

With the rising interest in gambling throughout the world, Prof. Rose has addressed such diverse groups as the International Association of Gaming Regulators, National Conference of State Legislatures, U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Congress of State Lotteries of Europe and the National Academy of Sciences. His website: www.GamblingAndTheLaw.com.


Julian Hoskins

Principal, Senet Legal Pty Ltd | International panel

Julian Hoskins is a Principal of Australian law firm Senet Legal.  He specialises in gambling law and regulation.

Previously he held various General Counsel roles at Tabcorp over approximately 10 years and also several senior positions in international law firms acting for highly regulated clients, including those in the gambling sector.

Julian holds a LLB (Hons) and LLM from the University of Melbourne.  He is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and the Esports Games Association of Australia (as well as a co-lead of their gambling and integrity panel).


Ms Paula Llewellyn QC

Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Director of Public Prosecution


Keith Whyte

Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling (US)

Keith S. Whyte is Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in Washington, D.C. He has over twenty-three years of national experience in gaming issues.

Recognized widely for his expertise in responsible gaming and problem gambling policy, Mr. Whyte has been invited to give presentations in 39 US states and 21 countries. He has testified before the United States Congress four times and appeared before numerous other national, state, tribal and local legislative and regulatory bodies.  Keith is frequently quoted in the national and international media. 

His previous employment includes the American Gaming Association, American Bar Association, US Department of Health and Human Services. 


Birgitte Sand

Director, Danish Gambling Authority

Birgitte Sand is Director of the Danish Gambling Authority. She took up her current position after several years of work as a member of the Executive Board of the Copenhagen Tax Center.

Birgitte Sand holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen; 1985.  She started her career in the Danish court of Taxation and moved on to a wide range of different tasks and management positions in the Ministry of Taxation covering legal advice on corporate tax structures and tax on private companies and property, the central IT department and projects regarding leadership, innovation, strategy, change of organizational structures and the development of a nationwide IT salary system. She was for many years also a member of the Board covering the nationwide planning of tax compliance projects.

Since late 2011 Birgitte Sand has been a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) Board of Trustees and chair of the IAGR Membership Subcommittee; she has served as Vice President of the association in 2014 and served as IAGR President in 2015.


Dr Simon Planzer

Partner, PLANZER LAW

Dr Simon Planzer shares his time between law practice and academia specialising in gaming matters. He is recognised as a leading expert on gaming regulation and has published extensively on regulatory issues and public policy goals. He has served as expert witness in parliament and advised regulatory authorities.

Simon found his passion for gaming regulation while clerking on gaming cases at the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association. Fascinated by gaming, public policy and human nature alike, he decided to dedicate his PhD to gaming regulation, a project for which he also worked as Visiting Researcher at Harvard University.

In his publications he has addressed various public policy issues relevant to the gaming sector such as “Anti-Money Laundering and Online Gambling: Guidance on How to Implement Broad and Indistinct AML Notions in Regulatory Practice” (2017, SSRN); “Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction” (2014, Springer); “Gambling Law” in The Handbook of EEA Law (2016, Springer).

Simon practises as a (Swiss) qualified attorney and Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen (CH) and has further given guest lectures at the King’s Inn and UCD (Dublin) as well as at Science Po (Aix-en-Provence). He read law and/or did research inter alia at Harvard University, the University of St.Gallen, the College of Europe, the European University Institute and the Academy of International Trade Law (Macau). 


Liv Rothe

Senior Adviser, The Norwegian Gaming Authority

Liv Røthe holds a bachelor's degree in economics and management and has accredited certificate as Quality Lead Auditor.

She has worked for the Norwegian Gaming Authority since 2001. Her special area is second-party audits of game providers, improvement work related to gambling problems and regulation of the Norwegian gaming market in general.

 


Lars Petter Degnepoll

Senior Adviser, The Norwegian Gaming Authority

Lars Petter Degnepoll holds a master in political science.

He has worked in the Norwegian Gaming Authority since 2016. His main area is responsible gambling and statistics.

 


Professor John Braithwaite, B.A. (University of Queensland), Ph.D (University of Queensland)

Distinguished Professor, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

John Braithwaite is a Professor and Founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network) at the Australian National University.

He has been working since 2004 on a 25-year comparative project called 'Peacebuilding Compared', with various co-authors and  Camille McMahon. He works on a variety of areas of business regulation and on the crime problem. His best known work is on the ideas of responsive regulation and restorative justice.

John Braithwaite has been active in social movement politics around these and other ideas for 50 years in Australia and internationally. His most recent book is 'Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public Health' (2014) co-authored with G. Dukes and J.P. Moloney.


Professor Paul Delfabbro

School of Psychology, University of Adelaide

Paul is a social science researcher who has worked in several areas of research since the 1990s, with principal interests in the areas of behavioural addiction, child protection, and applied cognition. He has published over 300 reports, chapters and journal articles in these areas and has presented previously at IAGR in relation to gambling-related harm.

 


Dr. Richard Wood

Gamres, Montreal, Canada

Richard Wood has a PhD in psychology in gambling studies is the principal and founding director of wwwGamRes.org, an independent gambling research consultancy based in Canada. Richard has undertaken responsible gambling consultations and research projects for more than 50 gaming companies, regulators and government organizations world-wide.

He has developed, cutting edge responsible gambling tools such as www.gamgard.com that informs the development of socially responsible game design, as well as www.gamtalk.org a not-for-profit service that provides free online support for people with gambling related issues.

He was also the principal developer of the Positive Play Scale (PPS), the first ever standardised scale to measure responsible gambling in player populations, that is used for evaluating and optimizing responsible gambling strategies.


Professor Nerilee Hing

Central Queensland University, Australia

Nerilee Hing is Research Professor (Gambling Studies) at CQUniversity. Her research interests include online gambling, gambling advertising and inducements, sports betting, safe gambling practices, and gambling problems and harm.

 


Dr. Jonathan Parke

Sophro, United Kingdom

Dr. Parke is director of Sophro, a consultancy that specialises in research and policy relating to gambling. Jonathan has a PhD in gambling studies and extensive experience working across UK, Europe and working in collaboration with international projects relating to topics such as gaming machines, internet gambling, consumer needs in gambling and responsible gambling.

He is an experienced presenter and has recently conducted collaborative research with the support of Unibet to understanding the dynamics of risks in Internet gambling.


Richard Henry M.Sc. (Psychology – Counselling)

Responsible Gaming Counselling & Support Services, RISE Life Management Services

Richard has been working in the field of addictions for the past twenty-four (24) years. He is presently the Programme Manager for the Responsible Gaming Programme at Rise Life Management Services an NGO located in Kingston, Jamaica. Richard, through his position at RISE is responsible for the development and initiation of the Responsible Gaming Programme in Jamaica funded by the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission.  

He served as Clinical Director of Richmond Fellowship Jamaica, Patricia House, an adult residential substance abuse treatment facility as well as worked as a Therapist at the Caribbean Haven Drug Treatment facility in the Cayman Islands. Richard was also been very involved with the implementation and development of the Drug Treatment Court in Jamaica.  

He is integrally involved in providing training and workshops in the field of Addictions, Personal Development and Employee Assistant Programmes (EAP) not only in Jamaica but throughout the Caribbean for the past 14 years. At present he specializes in Responsible Gaming issues as well as the Treatment and Prevention of gambling disorders. His experience ranges from Training Gaming Lounge Staff (Casino) in Responsible Gaming Principles to edifying students island wide with underage gambling prevention education.

Richard holds a BA in Psychology and Philosophy and a M.Sc. in Counselling 

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