Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak the star at GiG’s anniversary event

A two day GiGsters Connect event, celebrating the fifth anniversary of online gambling firm Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), has concluded, with guests left wowed by its headline guest speaker.

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computer Inc and “legendary Silicon Valley tech wizard,” took to the stage to speak to a 1150 strong audience.

Arriving into the InterContinental Arena in Malta on a Segway, Wozniak sat down for an educational fireside chat with GiG Chief Executive Officer Robin Reed, before taking questions from the audience.  

Kelly Kehn Co-founder of All-in Diversity, an industry-driven initiative to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in iGaming, commented:  “In an industry where recruitment of top tech talent may be difficult, GiG is truly leading the way by opening up their awesomeness and sharing it with all of us. What an inspiring and engaging event for students, employees and the local community! More of this please.”

The audience in attendance consisted of 650 GiG employees from Malta, Norway, Spain and Denmark as well as over 500 external guests who were given a free ticket by GiG, including individuals from UoM (University of Manchester), MCAST (Malta College of Arts Science and Technology) and Middlesex University students and professors, members of the Maltese tech community and high profile guests.

Chris Demico GiG Solutions Architect and former MCAST student, added: “I am really grateful to GiG for this wonderful opportunity of a lifetime. I got to meet one of my role models, talk to him and have him sign my books and my shirt. Today was a good day.”

The event also featured in-depth knowledge session, hackathons, parties and learning opportunities for GiG employees in attendance.