SiGMA 'MALTA' Edition Speakers
Dr. Abdalla Kablan is an award winning serial entrepreneur, and Fintech expert. He specialises in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the design of complex systems. He is the CEO of Wyzer Ai and founder of Hippo Data, a Fintech and AI startup which was selected in 2016 to be a part of Microsoft Ventures, UK. Hippo Data’s VR platform was also featured at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos. Furthermore, he is the founder of Scheduit, an intelligent business oriented matchmaking and professional networking platform.
Head of European Listings
Adam Kostyál is the Senior Vice President of the Global Listing Services and head of European Listings for Nasdaq. Besides the Nordic Exchanges, Nasdaq has approximately 200 companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on Nasdaq in the USA. In addition Nasdaq has launched the Nasdaq Private Market which is an offering focused on supporting private growth companies in managing liquidity events.
Adam has been with Nasdaq for the past 10 years. He started his career at OMX and has been in various commercial roles within the organization. Prior to his current role he had overall responsibility for Nasdaq Market Technology for the European, Central and Eastern European regions. Prior to Nasdaq, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg.
He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French. He is also the father of five.
Adam has been connecting the best Global talent with the World’s leading employers for over 15 years. As Recruitment Manager for Betsson Group it’s his role to ensure Malta’s largest iGaming business is attracting the very best talent the market has to offer. During the last 3.5 years Adam has played a central role in enabling Betsson Group to drastically scale-up to meet the hiring demands of the business. Before Betsson, Adam split his recruitment career between specialist consultancies and running internal recruitment functions for companies primarily in the Digital and Tech space. Not necessarily the intended career route for this Politics and Journalism Grad but certainly one he’s never looked back on.
Founder & CEO
Project Manager at DAO.CASINO – decentralised public Ethereum based system for gambling industry.
Aleksandra Fetisova is interested in self-organisation and decentralised infrastructure since 2012. She is an expert in the field of IT and fintech with eight years of experience in managing large projects. She had a degree in Business Management and Certificate of International Coach Federation.
At the conference, the speaker will tell which opportunities are opened for gambling industry by decentralized blockchain technologies and other innovative P2P communication.
Alessandro Gherardi is the General Manager of Advice Global ltd, a world leader in email marketing and present in 12 countries. In the company since 2016, he manages a team of 6 people and has a special focus on the Brazilian market.
Besides having dual citizenship (Italian and Brazilian), he has a great knowledge of the digital market in Brazil, especially in affiliate marketing. He was one of the speakers at the biggest Affiliate Marketing event in Latin America, Afiliados Brazil 2018.
In this presentation learn the similarities and differences of how affiliation in Latin America, specifically in Brazil, differs from that in European markets such as UK and Nordics.
Editor of the Gioco News magazine – a leading publication in public gaming field – and of the online newspaper GioconNws.it. Considered among main experts in Italy in public gaming field, he attends major public debates on the subject in Italy and abroad. He is a teacher of various professional training courses on the subject of communication in gaming.
Alex Munteanu is the Founder and CEO of the fastest growing affiliate company, AXL AFFILIATES. He’s been working in the iGaming industry since 2006. Being a sports enthusiast and a professional tennis player, he managed to include AXL AFFILIATES in the top 10 worldwide affiliates, generating over 10.000 FTD’s per month. During the past few years he has dedicated a lot of resources on acquisitions and various investments in the casino and online betting industry.
Head of the Centre for Applied Game Studies
Danube University Krems
Dr Alexander Pfeiffer is Head of the Centre for Applied Game Studies at Donau Universität Krems (Austria), partner at Picapipe GmbH (Austria) and B & P Ltd. (Malta). He has a broad and deep understanding in the fields of media and game studies, marketing & HR, emerging (VR/AR) and blockchain technologies. At SiGMA 2018, Dr. Pfeiffer will be present on two panels. In the first panel, he will present his insights and experiences in the world of esports, starting from his publication on the perception of esports, published almost 10 years ago. At the moment, Dr. Pfeiffer is designing and developing an academic Masters of Arts programme in esports. During his second appearance, Dr. Pfeiffer will discuss crypto-collectibles (as per his PhD dissertation), combining recent literature and research in the fields of sociology, collection studies, game studies and blockchain technology, in order to create a 360° eagle eye perspective on this topic.