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Agenda, May 6 - 8, 2019

Opening Remarks & Keynote Address: Navigating Digital Transformation

Tuesday, May 7, 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Grand Ballroom

The gambling industry is changing rapidly. We are at an inflection point with technology and cultural shifts that is changing the norms of gambling and where it appears.  With new technology and games emerging, how do we keep up?

This year’s keynote address “Navigating Digital Transformation” will help answer just that.

Referred to by Forbes as a “millennial expert”, our Keynote Speaker Andrew Au is a modern business leader who helps global blue-chip brands respond to the new culture and nature of work.   

Opening remarks by Shelley White. 

Keynote is generously sponsored by The Stars Group
Stars Group

Andrew Au

Co-founder & President, Intercept Group
Andrew Au is this year's keynote speaker. 

We are at an inflection point with technology and cultural shifts that is changing the norms of gambling and where it appears. 

This year’s keynote address “Navigating Digital Transformation” will help define the technological landscape today and what we need to know moving forward. 

Andrew Au brings both substance and style to navigating disruption and future-proofing organizations, powered by big data and transformative ideas.

Referred to by Forbes as a “millennial expert”, our Keynote Speaker Andrew Au is a modern business leader who helps global blue-chip brands respond to the new culture and nature of work.   

George Sweny

Vice President, Compliance, The Stars Group

George Sweny joined The Stars Group in September 2014 and is the Vice President, Compliance. Prior to working for The Stars Group, Mr. Sweny held executive level positions in the gaming industry, most recently as Senior Vice President with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and as Chief Strategy Officer with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Earlier roles have included executive positions with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and Len Stuart and Associates.

Shelley White

CEO, The Responsible Gambling Council

Shelley White is one of Canada’s foremost visionary leaders who has dedicated her life and career to empowering organizations that create better futures for thousands of people in their communities. In 2017, she became the new CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC).  

Over the last 30 years, Shelley has also held a variety of executive positions also in the non-profit sector for the country’s most recognized and trusted national institutions, including United Way, Kidney Foundation of Canada and the YMCA. Earning a reputation as a champion of social change, Shelley has received United Way Worldwide’s Common Good Award, the Queen’s Jubilee Award for outstanding achievement in voluntary service, and has been named one of Mississauga’s Top 10 Most Influential Leaders.

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