2016 Featured Speakers, 2017 Info Coming Soon

Featured Speaker
Frances Townsend
Former Homeland Security Advisor, Scientific Games Board of Directors

Monday Featured Speaker

September 26
8:45-9:45 a.m.
Location: Titian 2201B

Frances Townsend, Former Homeland Security Advisor and current member of the Scientific Games Board of Directors

"The Power of Being Fearless" presented by Global Gaming Women

Former Homeland Security Advisor and current member of the Scientific Games Board of Directors, Frances Townsend, will explore key inflection points and how to harness the courage to lead during "The Power of Being Fearless presented by Global Gaming Women" on Monday, September 26.

Featured Speaker
Ernest Stevens, Jr.
NIGA Chairman

Featured Speaker
Geoff Freeman
AGA President and CEO

Tuesday Featured Speaker

September 27
8:45-9:45 a.m.
Location: Venetian Ballroom

Stronger Together: Gaming Ties that Bind

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) represents Indian Nations. American Gaming Association (AGA) represents the gaming industry at large, including commercial and Tribal casino operators. Both Associations represent suppliers and allies in the gaming industry. Hear from NIGA Chairman Ernest L. Stevens, Jr. and AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman about how the associations work together.

  • Learn why membership with the AGA and NIGA are not mutually exclusive;
  • Gain insight into the issues facing gaming today; and
  • Understand how unity makes the entire gaming industry stronger.

Confirmed Speakers:
Moderator: Victor Rocha, owner and editor of Pechanga.net
NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr.
AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman

Featured Speaker
Scott Klososky
Tech Expert and Author
Future Point of View

Wednesday Featured Speaker

September 28
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Location: Venetian Ballroom

Scott Klososky, Tech Expert and Author, Future Point of View

Digital Transformation and Gaming: Taking the Lead

Scott's keynote will introduce the concept of Humalogy, the integration of people and technology in the workplace. This entangling of people and machines is the main catalyst in both the positive and negative disruptions in the economy, and is re-architecting entire industries. The presentation will focus on a few of the key areas of the digital transformation that most impact the gaming industry, and will help anyone in the gaming space have a clear vision as to what is happening at the macro level. If you want ideas that will help you win in a competitive market, this is the speaker to hear.

Featured Speaker
David J. Stern
NBA Commissioner Emeritus

Thursday Featured Speaker

September 29
9:00-11:15 a.m.
Location: Venetian Ballroom

David J. Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus

"Super Session" | C-Suite Perspective: AGA's CEO Roundtable and Featured Speaker: David J. Stern NBA Commissioner Emeritus

C-Suite Perspective: AGA's CEO Roundtable
Explore the future of gaming with an impressive lineup of gaming and business executives for the closing day's super session. AGA's member company CEOs from a tribal operation, regional operation, multinational operation and gaming supplier company will address current and emerging issues. The closing keynote speaker must not be missed. More information coming soon!

  • Understand trends executives are watching
  • Explore impediments and opportunities to the gaming industry's growth
  • Discuss the impact of branding, technology and innovation on gaming.

Featured Speaker: David J. Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus
NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern will have a conversation with AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman that discusses the future of sports betting, how the NBA's expansion parallels the casino gaming industry, and the evolution of the NBA's brand through strategic partnerships, corporate social responsibility and more.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Featured Speaker
    Renato Ascoli
    CEO, North America Gaming/Interactive, IGT
  • Featured Speaker
    Mark Macarro
    Tribal Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño
  • Featured Speaker
    Timothy Wilmott
    President & CEO, Penn National Gaming
  • Featured Speaker
    Bo Bernhard
    Executive Director, International Gaming Institute & Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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