Members of ALA and LONACI gather for a group photo after the WLA/ALA joint seminar on innovation and sustainable development.
Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the National Lottery of Côte d’Ivoire (LONACI) members of the African Lottery Association (ALA) came together to discuss innovation and sustainable development in an Africa lottery context in Abidjan on March 4 and 5, 2020.
At WLS 2018, WLA Platinum Contributor IGT hosted a reception for the Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership (WILL), which took place on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 20. Founded in 2016 by Rebecca Paul Hargrove, WLA President and Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation President and CEO, WILL aims to promote women’s leadership in the lottery industry. Funding for the WILL program was kicked off by an AUD 50,000 scholarship donation from WLA Gold Contributor Jumbo Interactive.
Legal and fiscal seminar
April 25-23, 2019
An ALA/WLA event.
Hosted by LONACI
Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa
From April 23–25, 2019 a legal and fiscal seminar organized by the African Lottery Association (ALA), with the support of WLA, took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. LONACI (Loterie National du Côte D’Ivoire) graciously hosted the seminar, and went to great effort to ensure the success of the event.
ALA President, Mr. Amadou Samba Kane, Chief Executive Officer of LO.NA.SE (Loterie Nationale Sénégalaise) opened the seminar, welcoming the more then 100 participants from 14 different African nations, France, and Belgium. Mr. Dramane Coulibaly, Chief Executive Officer of host lottery LONACI extended a further warm welcome to the participants.
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact that technology has on business. He has written more than a dozen books on the subject, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages. He has been introducing groundbreaking concepts for over three decades. His most recent and ambitious book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Underlying Bitcoin is Changing Business, Money and the World was co-authored with his son, startup CEO and bitcoin governance expert Alex Tapscott. Clay Christensen of Harvard Business School heralded the 2016 publication as “the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption.” In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute. On Tuesday, November 20 at the World Lottery Summit 2018 (WLS 2018) in Buenos Aires, Don Tapscott talked about how this is a very exciting time for technology and business, and for lotteries in particular.
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