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.
Each day, we face challenges, and need to make decisions – but what happens when those decisions could spell the difference between life and death? How do you make the right choice? Nando Parrado, survivor and author, shared his story and insights as the opening keynote speaker at WLS 2018.
Author of Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home, and survivor of the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in the Andes mountains, Nando Parrado, was the first keynote speaker to appear at the World Lottery Summit 2018 in Buenos Aires. He shared the story of the trials and challenges faced by the sixteen survivors under impossibly harsh conditions that nobody believed they could survive. As stated by MC Karin Cohen, this story of leadership and teamwork is an inspiration to all who hear it.
How does one market to a generation that is regularly faced with distraction and constantly oversaturated with information? How can one inspire and reward the adventurous mindset that is necessary to enjoy the offerings of the world's lotteries, when conservative behavior is on the rise? Jeff Fromm, president of FutureCast, a marketing consultancy that specializes in millennial trends, answered those questions in a motivational keynote speech of the World Lottery Summit entitled How to Attract the Elusive Millennial on Monday, November 19, 2018. He is a contributing writer to Forbes magazine and the co-author of three books: Marketing to Millennials, Millennials with Kids and Marketing to Gen Z. He has more than 25 years of brand marketing consulting experience.
At the closing dinner of the 2018 WLA Convention and Trade Show, Christophe Blanchard-Dignac was presented with the Guy Simonis Lifetime Achievement Award, the WLA’s most prestigious award for individual achievement in the lottery industry.
Among the lottery sector's most prestigious accolades, the Guy Simonis Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed by the WLA on select recipients in recognition of their unparalleled contributions to the lottery industry. Past winners include Dianne Thompson DBE, Dr. Edward Stanek, Lothar Lammars, as well as Guy Simonis himself. At WLS 2018, Christophe Blanchard-Dignac, former President and CEO of La Française des Jeux (FDJ), was the tenth individual to be so honored with this illustrious decoration.
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