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2004 Convention – Durban, South Africa

South Africa's National Lottery, Uthingo Management, hosted the first worldwide lottery conference ever staged in Africa. Organized around the theme of "Dream Africa", the 2004 WLA Convention and Trade Show focused on the three key topics of Growth, Innovation, and Reputation.

Saving the corporate soul

David Batstone

David Batstone is an entrepreneur, professor and award-winning journalist. He is currently Executive Editor of Sojourners magazine, and was a founding editor of Business 2.0 magazine. He is Professor of Social Ethics at the University of San Francisco and was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at that university for his work in technology and ethics.

Innovation and reputation in a cultural context

Milton Bennett

Dr. Bennett is a Director of the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. He consults with corporations and other organizations around issues of domestic and global diversity, with an emphasis on the development of intercultural competence for global leadership. He is currently on the teaching faculties of the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth University, the Boeing Leadership Center, and Eni Corporate University (Italy).

Building reputation and success

Leslie Gaines-Ross

In her role as chief knowledge and research officer, Dr. Gaines-Ross leads Burson-Marsteller's thought leadership and research capability. She is one of the world's most widely recognized experts on CEO reputation. Dr. Gaines-Ross was a speaker at the 2003 World Economic Forum Governor's Meeting. She is the author of CEO Capital: A Guide to Building CEO Reputation and Success, published in January 2003.

Safeguarding financial operations

Michael Gresalfi

For more than 20 years Dr. Michael Gresalfi has provided strategic security management consulting services to international corporate clients, and to both American and international governmental agencies. His focus has included information security, threat reduction and risk management. Dr. Gresalfi received his PhD in Policy Making from the George Washington University, in Washington, DC.

IT and the future: the big picture

Daniel Hopping

Daniel Hopping is IBM's Retail Executive Briefing Centre Manager. He has focused on the retail industry and has worked with retailers for the last 30 years specializing on the store, ergonomics, merchandising and the use of information to create decisions. He also manages alliances between retail-oriented university programs and IBM's Retail Industry organization and is the liaison to the IBM Store Systems Users Group.

Scoring the Golden Goal

Danny Jordaan

Danny Jordaan is CEO of the South African Football Association. He was formerly the chairperson of the ANC in Port Elizabeth North, and the elected representative of the ANC to parliament for 1994 to 1997. He is a member of the FIFA Marketing and TV Board and also serves on the Branding and Communications working group of South Africa's International Marketing Council.

Betting exchange - The Tote for the future?

Per Kotschack and Göran Wessberg

Both presenters are from Svenska Spel. Per Kotschack is Vice President, Head of Sports Betting, and Göran Wessberg is Director, International Affairs.

Karaoke Capitalism

Kjell Nordström

Kjell Nordström is Professor at the Institute of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics. His research and consulting focus is on corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization. Dr. Nordström is an influential thinker and futurist, and the co-author (with Jonas Ridderstråle) of the hugely successful Funky Business. Kjell sees consumers "condemned" to freedom of choice, and increasingly tribal in their behavior.

The Platinum Forum

Technology and the Changing Marketplace
moderated by June Roache, CEO, Lotteries Commission of South Australia.

Forum speakers were:
Bill Huntley, President - Systems, Scientific Games International, Inc.
Tom Little, Intralot, Inc

The Changing Face of the Lottery and the Role of Technology

W. Bruce Turner, President & CEO, GTECH Corporation

Technology & A Changing Marketplace

Hans Vigmostad, President and CEO, EssNet

Freedom of choice- the most imporant factor to cope with our challenges

Gold Contributors Session

New games, new challenges – creating our common future
Moderated by Risto Nieminen, CEO, Veikkaus Oy

Peter Bertilsson, President and CEO, Boss Media AB

Internet Gambling – trends today

Paul Howell, Executive Vice-President Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Oberthur Gaming Technologies

Emerging markets – New games, new challenges

Andreas Kohlmann, Leiter Entwicklung, Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH

Technology for new games - ready for the future!

Mark Poltarowicz, Product Manager Video Lotteries, Spielo

New Product Introduction: a 7-Point Checklist

Steven M. Saferin, President, Scientific Games Ventures and MDI Entertainment, Inc.

Entertainment – WIN or LOSE

Per Samuelson, President & CEO, Strålfors AB

Gaming Products

Derick Wiesner, EMEA Marketing Manager, IBM Retail Store Solutions

Tomorrow's Vision. Delivered Today. Years of POS Leadership

Silver Contributors Workshop

Expanding the market: Finding the elasticity
Moderated by David Clark, Camelot Group plc

Andrew Chiesa, Trade Communication Manager, Olivetti Tecnost – Systems Division

Evolution of the point of sales

Jim Snow, Marketing Director, International Lottery & Totalizator Systems Inc.

Expanding the market

Jennifer Westbury, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Pollard Banknote Limited

Expanding the Instant market

Focus on security

Presentations on various issues affecting the lottery and gaming sector

Michael J. Gresalfi, Ph.D., Security Consultant

International money laundering challenges

Dawid Muller, Corporate Services Director, Uthingo Management (Pty) Ltd.

Scams: coming to a lottery near you

Ed Stefan, CISSP, CISA, MCSE, Chief Information Officer, Multi-State Lottery Association; member of WLA's Security & Risk Management Committee

Phishing – it's not about trout

Security and the Internet – What are the possibilities?

Multi-jurisdictional game security models – a workshop

Morten Schjelderup, VP Concept Development, Norsk Tipping, Norway; past chairman of WLA's Security & Risk Management Committee

Case study on new network with interactive video terminals (IVT)

John Branscombe, Director, Security & Facilities, Camelot Group plc; Chairman of WLA's Security & Risk Management Committee

Keeping criminal hands out of the Lottery. A case history of an attempted fraud in the United Kingdom

Platinum Contributors

  • IntralotIntralot
  • Scientific GamesScientific Games
  • Pollard Banknote LimitedPollard Banknote Limited
  • IntralotIntralot
  • Scientific GamesScientific Games
  • Pollard Banknote LimitedPollard Banknote Limited
  • Scientific GamesScientific Games
  • Pollard Banknote LimitedPollard Banknote Limited
  • IntralotIntralot

Gold Contributors

  • Jumbo InteractiveJumbo Interactive
  • AG TechAG Tech
  • SkilrockSkilrock
  • Carmanah Signs, Inc.Carmanah Signs, Inc.
  • AG TechAG Tech
  • SkilrockSkilrock
  • Carmanah Signs, Inc.Carmanah Signs, Inc.
  • Jumbo InteractiveJumbo Interactive
  • SkilrockSkilrock
  • Carmanah Signs, Inc.Carmanah Signs, Inc.
  • Jumbo InteractiveJumbo Interactive
  • AG TechAG Tech
  • Carmanah Signs, Inc.Carmanah Signs, Inc.
  • Jumbo Interactive
  • AG TechAG Tech
  • SkilrockSkilrock

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