06 June
07 June
08 June
09 June
18:00

Pre-Registration

18:00 - 23:00 | Westin Harbour Castle
14:00

PRE-REGISTRATION & WELCOME DRINKS RECEPTION

Collect your badge during the networking reception and beat the queue of the first day!
14:00

TORONTO BEER TOUR

14:00 - 17:30 | Westin Harbour Castle
We will have samples (Tasting flights) ready for you at each of the 3 breweries we visit along the way and expert beer guides will educate you on all things beer along the way! (by invitation only)
08:00

DELEGATES FLY TO TORONTO

08:00 - 20:00
19:30

IGATHERING DINNER

19:30 - 23:00
Several exclusive dinners will happen during the evening to facilitate networking among delegates. Would you like to be invited by the sponsor or get any more information please contact [email protected]
19:00

NETWORKING DRINKS

19:00 - 20:00 | Westin Harbour Castle
Enjoy a drink and exchange business cards.
09:00

EXHIBITION

09:00 - 18:00
09:00

CONFERENCE - SIGMA AMERICAS 2022 - DAY 1

09:00 - 18:00

Conference Room

09:00 - 13:00 Sports Betting & eSports

09:00 - 13:00

Sports wagering in Ontario

State of the union address – overview of the online sports betting market and opportunitites for growth in Ontario. Speaker should talk to data points that we have at the time. Hyper cometptive enviroment

Doug Hood

Project Director, Sports Betting
09:10 - 13:00

Sports wagering and media partnerships

Terry Debono

Partner

Gavin Roth

Co-Founder

Jason Sukhraj

GM - Audience & Canada

Nic Sulsky

Chief Operations Officer

Jamie Saull

Director, Sports Strategy & Partnerships

Lacey Petingalo

Senior Manager | Product Owner | Digital Sports Aquisition
09:35 - 13:00

Sports wagering, customer acquisition and retention.

Victor Bigio

Strategic Marketing Consultant

Dustin Gouker

Vice President of North America

Jai Maw

President

Aly Lalani

Head of Marketing

Jenny Lu

General Manager, North America
10:00 - 13:00

Payments: Cryptocurrency for regulated igaming and sports betting

Use of cryptocurrency for regulated igaming and sports betting. WHich banks will accepts this form of currency? By accepting cypto payements operators gain new customers.

Jeff Ifrah

Founding & Managing Partner
10:10 - 13:00

Investing in the gaming & sports wagering industry – What investors look for in emerging technologies and markets

Four leading funds – Banking, finance and gaming sector

Michael Caselli

Founder & Editor in Chief

Edward King

Co-Founding Partner and Co-CIO

Sooraj Rao

CEO

Robert Young

Managing Director, Equity Research – Technology
10:35 - 13:00

Making room for women in the sports betting and gambling culture, especially as a place to work

Meghan Chayka

Co-founder
10:45 - 13:00

In Play wagering generating customer loyalty and transaction value

Gabriel Cianchetto

President of Market Development, North America

Tomash Devenishek

CEO & Founder

Benjie Cherniak

Principal

Dean MacNeil

VP Product & Managed Services

Brianne Doura-Schawohl

Founder & CEO
11:10 - 13:00

The future of sport technologies

A peak into the future for how sports and real time data will transform gambling. Hardware and technology focus (i.e. sensors, cameras, machine learning, etc.)

Doug Hood

Project Director, Sports Betting

Matt Manocherian

VP of Football & Research

Stuart Weston

Head of US Betting Strategy
11:35 - 13:00

Sports Handicapping – Professional handicappers make predictions on games all the time. How good are they?

Hear from men and women who set the lines about maximizing profits and minimizing losses based on the odds and win probability. To test the waters each guest panelist will make a pick on that night’s game. Who’s line was the best? Find out the next day who’s picks were the best.

Steve McAllister

Editor-In-Chief

Harley Redlick

Kelly B. Kellner

President and CEO

Dawn Lupul

12:00 - 13:00

Esports and fair peer-to-peer skill-based play

“A subset of the larger esports environment, peer-to-peer (P2P) skill-based play is hardly a new concept. However, the growing number of game platforms is novel. Skill-based game platforms enable immediate game play that can be either synchronous or asynchronous, allow for the matching of competitors of relatively equal skill, provide the rules for various competitions and tournaments, ensure that they are complied with, and offer a level playing field. One of the most desirable characteristics of P2P competition is the agnostic approach to outcome. Platform providers have no interest in who wins or loses, they simply provide the medium for the competition. Skill-based game platforms also provide the infrastructure for causal and hype-casual video game players to wager on their individual performance. The increase in platform providers has precipitated the entry of other stakeholders as well; including, technology-based companies dedicated to integrity concerns and trade associations. As the popularity of monetized peer-to-peer skill-based game play continues to increase, it is critical that games are truly based on skill, cheating detection mechanisms are established for both platforms and games, and player protections such as a safe gaming environment and fair matchmaking are instituted and realized in a meaningful way. “

Becky Harris

Distinguished Fellow

Jonathan Tong

Partner

William (Bill) Coley

Executive Director

Noah Krugel

Co-Founder & CTO

Rob Wood

CEO
12:25 - 13:00

eSports & gambling – Building a player base and audience for eSports

eSports Panel / player engagement (Ontario Government, eSports operators, land base operator – esports arena in Toronto)

Brandon Mastromartino

Assistant Professor of Experiential Marketing

Tom Hearne

CEO

Grant Johnson

CEO

Steven Salz

Co-Founder & CEO

Ari Fox

Executive Producer

Robert Heller

CEO
13:00 - 14:15 SiGMA & AGS Start up Pitch

14:15 - 18:00 Online Affiliation & Digital Marketing

14:20 - 18:00

Fireside chat with John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald

14:40 - 18:00

How a Disney Imagineer approaches the customer experience

Brian Collins

Global Innovation Consultant
14:50 - 18:00

HOW TO GET UNLIMITED HIGH LEVEL AFFILIATES AND AUTOMATE THE ENTIRE PROCESS

Daven Michaels

Executive Chairman
15:00 - 18:00

How Culture and Content Influence eCommerce

Michelle Held

Owner & CEO
15:10 - 18:00

FROM EUROPE TO THE US & CANADA – THE CHALLENGES FACED BY CROSS-BORDER AFFILIATES

Michelle Held

Owner & CEO

Melanie Hainzer

CMO

Jake Dearstyne

CRO

Michael Daly

CEO
15:35 - 18:00

Managing Affiliate Expectations in Regulated Environments – Moving from Grey to White Markets

Jeff Ownby

General Manager
15:45 - 18:00

Taking Responsibility – Regulation of Influencers

Mark Silver

Founder & CEO

Melanie Hainzer

CMO

Salah Eddine Mimouni

CEO & CTO

Conor Clarance

Head of Sports - Canada

Noor Zainab

Sports Betting Content Creator
16:10 - 18:00

Crafting Lead Magnets Your Prospects Can’t Ignore

Jason Hunt

Co-founder & CMO
16:20 - 18:00

Leveraging affiliates and publishers

When it comes to getting and keeping your customers’ attention — the competition is fiercer than ever. If you want to get ahead, leveraging publishers is the key.

Michael Caselli

Founder & Editor in Chief

Geoff Zochodne

Sports Betting Journalist

Vincenzo Armato

Founder

Jason Hunt

Co-founder & CMO

Bilal Asad

Founder
16:45 - 18:00

Where Email Fits in the Multichannel Marketing Mix in 2022

Tom Wozniak

Executive Director of Marketing
16:55 - 18:00

How to sell out a NFT collection in 4 week or less

With 500 new NFT projects entering the bear market every day, founders are wondering how to adapt their marketing strategies so they sell out. In this talk, you learn about the evolution of NFT marketing from open Discord to closed Discords with qualified buyers.

Arvin Khamseh

NFT Marketing Expert
17:05 - 18:00

NFTs for brands: Gimmick or the biggest marketing play since email?

Fernando Antunes

Founder & Professor

Wesley Ellul

CCO

Mike Prasad

Founder & CEO

Bruce Chen

Founder

Jake Grubman

Associate
17:30 - 18:00

The right Link Building strategy for online casinos in 2022

Nicolai Klausen

Co-Founder & COO

Workshops Room

10:00 - 11:10 Investor Workshop

10:00 - 11:10

Raising Funds in Crypto – The Startup Viewpoint

Hugo Jaques

CEO - Founder
10:10 - 11:10

The Investor Process – Managing Expectations

Hugo Jaques

CEO - Founder

Christopher Cheung

Associate

Dhawal Shah

Founding Partner and Sr. Analyst

Jason Dolgy

Head of Research
10:35 - 11:10

The cost of capital has risen (inflation) – will that impact investments? Will the rise in the economy’s inflation impact investments for barrowers?

Will new projects be on hold due to low staffing levels?

Ben Idowu

CTO

Tony Evans

Co-founder
11:00 - 11:10

The SGC Gaming Stock Indices – Opportunities and Cautions

How investors think about the various segments of the broader global gaming industry

Robert Heller

CEO
11:10 - 11:10

Own the market. Why this is the perfect time to start a Crypto Exchange

Imran Azizuddin

Business Development Executive
11:20 - 12:20 Web3 MasterClass

11:20 - 12:20

Opening Intro

Dr. Justin Goldston

Professor, Founding Member
11:25 - 12:20

Web3 MasterClass

Dr. Justin Goldston

Professor, Founding Member
12:20 - 13:50 IMGL Masterclass

12:20 - 13:50

Gaming Law in Americas

The gaming landscape in North America has come a long way. This panel will discuss gaming law in North America and update you on the latest trends.

Ron Segev

Founding Partner

Chantal Cipriano

Vice President - Legal, Compliance & People

Jeremy Kleiman

Gaming Attorney

Carlos Portilla

Managing Partner
13:05 - 13:50

Tech Law in relation to gaming in the Americas

New innovations within the technology space happen at a rapid rate. How has the law reacted and shaped these changes? This panel will discuss technology law in respect to gaming in North America.

Ron Segev

Founding Partner

Greg McMullen

Special Counsel

Yaniv Spielberg

Strategy

Negin Alavi

Lawyer

Robert Tremblay

Counsel
13:50 - 16:20 Esports

13:50 - 16:20

Esports, Gambling and Skill-Based Games Expert Roundtable

What are the current intersections between, esports, gambling , and skill-based gaming? How are they are changing? Join this panel of experts for an in-depth look and robust conversation. This is your opportunity to learn more about the emerging skill-based gaming market and to get all your questions answered

Manav Bhargava

Legal & Regulatory Manager

Jonathan Tong

Partner

Noah Krugel

Co-Founder & CTO

William (Bill) Coley

Executive Director

Becky Harris

Distinguished Fellow

Alex Igelman

Founder and MD
14:35 - 16:20

15 minutes upstream: why should I care about eSports?

Jamison Selby

SVP, Games & Marketing
14:50 - 16:20

How to Bet Sports

Kelly B. Kellner

President and CEO
15:50 - 16:20

Esports Regulation & government affairs

Leander Rappmann

CEO

Hai Ng

Integrity Ambassador

Seth Schorr

CEO

Kevin Weber

Partner
22:30

SIGMA OFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY

22:30 - 02:00 | Rebel
Let off some steam after hard days of business deals.
18:30

SIGMA / AGS AWARDS

18:30 - 22:00 | Rebel
This evening will celebrate the best of the industry in a record-breaking awards night with a premium guest list.
18:00

NETWORKING DRINKS

18:00 - 20:00 | Westin Harbour Castle
Several exclusive dinners will happen during the evening to facilitate networking among delegates. Would you like to be invited by the sponsor or get any more information please contact [email protected]
09:00

EXHIBITION

09:00 - 18:00
09:00

CONFERENCE - SIGMA AMERICAS 2022 - DAY 2

09:00 - 18:00

Workshops Room

10:00 - 10:20 LatAm

10:00 - 10:20

Emerging Markets – Upscaling in Latin America

Growing markets demand products and services. Latin America can help the business grow and upscale, in an easy way for the internationalization of your initiatives. This workshop shows a little bit of the scenario, main opportunities and trends in the Brazilian and Latin American markets.

Fernando Antunes

Founder & Professor
10:20 - 11:20 AI & IoT

10:20 - 11:20

Combining AI & IoT for real-time data computation and optimization

Chris Bijou

CEO
11:20 - 13:35 Introduction to the GameFi & metaverse ecosystem

11:20 - 13:35

Introduction to the GameFi ecosystem

Wesley Ellul

CCO
11:35 - 13:35

Building successful GameFi Projects

Wesley Ellul

CCO

Jamell Cleary

Gaurav Negi

Co-Founder & CEO

David Braut

Co-Founder
12:05 - 13:35

The importance of a Gaming Community & Guilds

Wesley Ellul

CCO

Arlo Cristobal

Co-Founder

Eugene Kubanov

Business Development Manager

Hector Mayorga

Co-Founder
12:35 - 13:35

Evolution of Metaverses

Alexandra Kolossov

Senior Vice President Strategic Partnerships

Gaurav Negi

Co-Founder & CEO

Frank Fitzgerald

CEO and Founder

Julian Trémaud

International Growth & Partnerships
13:05 - 13:35

The Infinite Potential of the Metaverse

Alexandra Kolossov

Senior Vice President Strategic Partnerships

Dev Sharma

CEO

Moray Hickes

COO

Tristan Schroeder

Founder & CEO
13:35 - 14:35 START UP MASTERCLASS

13:35 - 14:35

WHAT MAKES OR BREAKS STARTUPS – A MASTERCLASS!

Waseem Khan

Founder
14:35 - 15:50 Capital Markets

14:35 - 15:50

Going Public in the Canadian Market

Ready to go public? Join our panelists as they breakdown the process and share their experiences with listing on a Canadian exchange.

Ron Segev

Founding Partner

Aadam Tejpar

Partner

Philip Shum

Director, Listings Development

Ronen Kannor

Chief Financial Officer
15:00 - 15:50

Life as a Public Company: Issues and Opportunities

Being publicly traded is only the beginning of the journey. This panel will provide you with the roadmap to continued success by discussing investor relations, market management, analyst coverage, dual listings and M&A.

Ron Segev

Founding Partner

Aadam Tejpar

Partner

Alon Segev

Managing Partner

Philip Shum

Director, Listings Development

Yaniv Spielberg

Strategy
15:25 - 15:50

Investors and Brokers Panel

Understanding what elements investors are looking for is key, meet investors to learn how to get your pitch to the top of the pile. This group of investors will reveal what it takes to stand out in the competitive private financing market.

Aadam Tejpar

Partner

Benjie Cherniak

Principal

Michael Kogan

Managing Director, Head of Diversified Industries Canada

George Sabbouh

Vice President

Conference Room

10:00 - 13:10 Law, Regulators & Government Affairs

10:00 - 13:10

Diversity Plan – Problem Gambling and Cultural background

Ethnocultural and problem gambling and using this lens in the development in building

Shelley White

CEO
10:10 - 13:10

Responsible Gaming best practices and standards for lottery and iGaming products – Providing consumers with enhanced responsible gaming options

Dan Trolaro

Vice President of prevention

Amanda Blackford

Director of Operations and Responsible Gambling

Tracy Parker

Director, Standards and Accreditation

Adam Warrington

Vice President of Responsible Gaming

Christine H. Thurmond

Head of Responsible Gaming

Martin Lycka

SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling
10:50 - 13:10

AML/KYC and the gambling industry – Insuring operators compliance with new standards and policy

Derek Ramm

Director of Anti-Money Laundering

Lindsay Slader

Executive Director

James Hudson-Dale

UK Lead - Partnerships & Alliances

Ben Floyd

President
11:25 - 13:10

Gambling in Ontario – A look at developments in the land based, online, lottery and Charitable Gaming sectors

Ron Ko

Principal

Brandt Iden

Head of Government Affairs, US

Alexander Bishop

Director, Strategic Policy and Planning
11:50 - 13:10

iGaming in Ontario – Lessons from the last 2.5 years

Terry Debono

Partner

Troy Ross

President

Geoff Zochodne

Sports Betting Journalist

Brent McCurdy

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Mitchell Davidson

Chief of Staff
12:20 - 13:10

Deep Dive Discussion on the future of iGaming in Ontario

Michael D. Lipton

Senior Partner

Yaniv Spielberg

Strategy

Jonathan Doubilet

MD & VP Business Operations

Aaron Speach

Founder and CEO
12:45 - 13:10

Enforcement: How can governments enforce their regulations and penalize the grey market

Jack Tadman

Attorney

Michael D. Lipton

Senior Partner

Vadimas Bondarenka

Crypto Lawyer

Jeff Ifrah

Founding & Managing Partner
13:10 - 13:10

BITCOIN BAY HOUR

13:10 - 13:50 BITCOIN BAY HOUR

13:10 - 13:50

Community Round Table

Leonard K. Fiadzinu

Co-Founder

Abhinav Gupta

Founder

Nissrine Saidi

Founder

Marilyn Tian

President

Allwyn John D’Souza

Co-Founder
13:30 - 13:50

Developers Corner

George Petrovic

Professor, Blockchain SME, & IT Consultant

Jerry Qian

Founder

Dan Shevchuk

Co-Fondateur & CTO

Paul Chafe

Founder & CTO

Aidan Hyman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
13:50 - 14:35 M&A

14:10 - 14:35

Canada vs. the US – which elements of the US market will play out similarly in Ontario and which will look different? Can any lessons be learned from the US?

Gideon Bierer

Managing Partner

Adrian Niculescu

CMO EMEA

Scott Vanderwel

CEO

Jim Ryan

CEO

Oren Langburt

VP of Marketing
14:35 - 18:00 Lottery & iGaming

15:00 - 18:00

Payment Innovation: Shaping the Future of the Online Gaming Industry

As the online gaming industry continues to grow in North America, innovative and more immersive payment methods are in demand amongst consumers. Payments technology has been noted to not only benefit consumers with instant gratification but also support operators in player acquisition and retention. In this session, we will examine how payment innovation will play a significant role in shaping the future of the online gaming industry.

Sereena Boparai

VP, Sales and Account Management
15:10 - 18:00

Lotto 2.0: The new age of lotteries – voices from around the world

“With online gaming booming, it’s time for lotteries to reinvent themselves and get over new players. What would be the best digital solutions to innovate this traditional game? How can technology partners help reinforce this to deliver the most seamless experience?”
mobile
Both retail & online sales
new games & content
Partnering with major brands for game content
Digital solutions
Attracting new players

Robert Montgomery

CEO

Adam Barry

Head Of Program Management

Richard Bateson

CCO

Kim Clark

VP, Enterprize CX and Lottery Product
15:35 - 18:00

Emerging Trends in Tribal Gaming

Loretta Tuell

Partner

Stephen A. Crystal

Founder & CEO

Jason Crane

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
16:00 - 18:00

How to take an iGaming startup and turn it into a full-scale business

Vladimir Malakchi

CCO
16:10 - 18:00

Free to play – Developing an online community and database now

Jason “Wolf” Rosenberg

CEO

Seth Schorr

CEO

Daniel Kustelski

Co-Founder & CEO

Miruna Bicoli

COO

Jamison Selby

SVP, Games & Marketing
16:35 - 18:00

Finding the right balance of spend to ensure ROI

Jason Stein

Director of Sales, Canada

Seth Young

Chief Strategy Officer

Frank Herold

Business Development Director

Aly Lalani

Head of Marketing

Allan Petrilli

VP of Sales & Growth
17:00 - 18:00

Payments and Cashless Technology in the Gaming Sector

Bryan Blake

Founder & CEO

Justin Hartzman

CEO & Co-Founder

Julian Goffin

Executive Director & CEO

Umberto Corridori

Global SVP Gaming, Digital Payments
17:25 - 18:00

Blockchain Technology & Omni-Channel Solutions For The Lottery and Gaming Sectors

Robert Montgomery

CEO

Tawanda Masawi

Head, Growth & Operations

Jennifer Carleton

Chief Legal Officer
09:00

Niagara Falls & Vineyard Tour

09:00 - 20:00
Limited Space - Kindly book your tickets here.
09:00

Canadian Open VIP Access

09:00 - 18:00
Limited Space - Kindly send an email to [email protected] to register your interest
08:00

DELEGATES DEPART

08:00 - 20:00