Vice President of Global Services, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)
Ian Hughes is Vice President of Global Services for GLI®. He is responsible for directing and overseeing professional services provided by GLI laboratories and providing technical advice and certification services to regulators globally. Hughes has been actively engaged in the compliance of gaming equipment globally for the past 25 years and is currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hughes is currently involved in a variety of international projects including working with the Office of Integrated Resort Promotion for the Government of Japan and the advances of Independent Verification and Validation of Software specializing in the gaming industry and the integrity of data.
He is also responsible for GLI’s operations in the Asia Pacific region as CEO of GLI Australia, GLI Japan, and GLI Asia. He is a regular liaison of GLI’s global laboratories, planning to achieve maximum utilization of resources and client services. As part of that responsibility, he contributes and oversees implementation of operating and strategic plans. He ensures the development and use of tools and other methods to make sure client expectations are consistently being met. In fact, he led the development of many of GLI’s innovative and value-added tools, including GLI Link®, Point.Click.Transfer.®, and GLI S.C.A.L.E.SM.
Hughes takes an active role and represents GLI interests on various committees and industry forums with regard to gaming policy and standards where he brings his passion, expertise and knowledge. Mr. Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Hughes also holds a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot’s license and is instrument rated.
Sports betting is growing across the US at the same time as eSports takeoff and new technologies alter the traditional gaming marketplace. This session will address the issues that arise in these areas, plus the new impacts of legalized marijuana, online gaming and recent gray market developments.
Ian will be participating in this masterclass with Marc Ellinger (facilitator), Partner, Ellinger and Associates, LLC and Marie Jones, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP (USA).