Leader Profile

Sam Cooke: ESI Digital Summit – “esports value is more than a pandemic anomaly”

Next week, Esports Insider (ESI) will host its ‘ESI Digital Summit’ (26-27 May), where it will discuss all critical components related to the esports value chain amid a disrupted global marketplace. Sam Cooke, Managing Director of ESI, tells SBC that although esports may have navigated COVID-19 disruptions better than its traditional counterparts, stakeholders should not take comfort in the easy …

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Predrag Popovic, Fincore: ‘Security is a moving target leadership can’t sleep on’

Industry technology figurehead Predrag Popovic has detailed to SBC that betting leadership needs to sharpen its skillset and understanding of security breaches and cyber-attacks as it enters a new decade of complexities. Recognised as the patron developer of the modern-day betting system, Popovic is the Co-Founder of Fincore – the first technology group to develop digital risk management and wagering …

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Dominik Beier – Interwetten unafraid to test its legacy in Nigeria

Dominik Beier, Group CEO of DACH markets legacy sportsbook Interwetten has spoken to SBC on his firm’s African market ambitions, which will launch imminently within Nigeria. Prior to global betting’s COVID-19 disruption, Interwetten’s executive team had announced that the sportsbook had secured a ‘national licence’ from Nigeria’s Lottery Regulatory Commission (LRC). The announcement sees Beier undertake a key strategic leadership …

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Phillip Bowcock: William Hill points towards a ‘new direction’ on problem gambling

Further to presenting William Hill’s new corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’, Group Chief Executive Phillip Bowcock has penned an open letter to investors and sector stakeholders detailing William Hill’s enhanced initiatives on social responsibility and sector sustainability. Bowcock outlines that the industry must undertake a new approach in combating gambling harm in order to regain public trust… ______ “We …

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Simon Trim: Sporting Group – Beyond the Noise… Developing Russia 2018 as a long term proposition

Simon Trim Chief Executive of Sporting Group believes that betting’s legacy values on player acquisition, activation and retention need to be redeveloped if Russia 2018 is to become a genuine long-term growth and value generating prospect for industry incumbents. This summer the general public will be inundated by sector marketing, offers and promotions. However, Trim believes that pricing strategy, player …

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SBC Leader Profile – Michael Brady – Bede Gaming – Growth Outside of the Box!

Having formed one of the fastest growing technology companies within the betting and gaming sector, Michael Brady, CEO, of Bede Gaming tells SBC how his firm’s growth has been driven by thinking outside the box and working on new industry dynamics with its growing portfolio of clients…  _______________________________  SBC: Hi Michael, Bede Gaming is one of the newer industry platform …

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Ebbe Groes – Power Up – Taking EveryMatrix to the Next Level…

An SBC exclusive interview, Ebbe Groes CEO of industry platform and software provider EveryMatrix speaks on his firm recent strategic investment, combined with a new board of governance. Following the firm’s most successful year in business, Groes the leader of EveryMatrix since 2008 details his firm’s future ambitions and product strategy, stating that he aims to take EveryMatrix to the ‘Next Level’… …

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Leader Profile – Alexandre Tomic: SlotsMillion in Focus…

Alexandre Tomic Co-Founder and CEO of online casino operator ALEA, details to SBC readers how his brand SlotsMillion maintains a portfolio of over 1,000 slots.  Managing one of the fastest growing European online casino brands, Tomic sheds insight on his firm’s approach to efficient partner selection for content and selective market strategy  for future growth.  ______________________ SBC: SlotsMillion now has …

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SBC Leader Profile: Jonathan Hufford – Spreadex – Rare Market Conditions & Realities

Having founded leading spread betting firm Spreadex in 1999, Johnathan Hufford CEO speaks to SBC on his company’s long journey. Focusing on in-house development since its founding, Hufford details to SBC readers how his firm has handled the rare market conditions and realties of running a spread betting product. ____________________________ SBC: Jonathan thanks for letting SBC profile you… When you founded …

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Oleg Voronko – Esportsfield – Providing a platform

With more and more looking to find a way into esports, and an increasing number of non-endemic sponsors looking to move into the space in some form companies that provide a helping hand stand to do rather well.  As a B2B platform provider and host Esportsfield is one such company. We spoke to Co-Founder and Head of Product Oleg Voronko about …

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