9 09, 2016

Sustainability Awards

2019-09-09T13:08:40-04:00

TLF Publications, Inc. inaugurated the LaFleur’s Sustainability Awards (LSAs) to recognize world lotteries that have achieved outstanding results in the areas of responsible gaming, corporate social responsibility and environmental initiatives. The LSAs highlight specific programs that could be replicated, including stakeholder optimization, RG initatives, CSR outreach and environment programs. The goal of the LSAs is [...]

Sustainability Awards2019-09-09T13:08:40-04:00
9 09, 2016

Jason Lisiecki, Michigan Lottery; Update on Michigan iLottery initiative

2019-09-09T13:06:11-04:00

Jason Lisiecki, Digital Products Director, Michigan Lottery, gave an update on the Michigan iLottery initiative. The lottery made key decisions during the startup to ensure its iLottery launch was a success, such as instant game prize structures, mobile launch, player registration and “thinking outside the traditional box.” For instance, the iLottery team is small, only [...]

Jason Lisiecki, Michigan Lottery; Update on Michigan iLottery initiative2019-09-09T13:06:11-04:00
9 09, 2016

Jim Lightbody, BCLC; The future of the industry

2019-09-09T13:04:09-04:00

Jim Lightbody, President & CEO at BCLC, opened the conference with a talk on the future of the industry. “The lottery retail experience, the one that we have today, is going to look a lot different come the year 2020,” he said. This is both exciting and daunting for the lotto world. The industry’s survival [...]

Jim Lightbody, BCLC; The future of the industry2019-09-09T13:04:09-04:00
9 09, 2016

Kevin Gass and Jordan Willms, BCLC; Lottery transformation

2019-09-09T13:02:21-04:00

Kevin Gass, VP, Lottery, and Jordan Willms, Director, Lottery Strategic Development, at BCLC discussed the lottery transformation. Their Four Pillars of Transformation are the building blocks in how the plan to change not on the technology of the organization, but the thinking as well. One of those pillars focuses on maintaining a seamless customer experience [...]

Kevin Gass and Jordan Willms, BCLC; Lottery transformation2019-09-09T13:02:21-04:00
9 09, 2016

Marty Yaskowich, Tribal DDB; The thin line in modern consumption between personalization and privacy

2019-09-09T13:00:31-04:00

Marty Yaskowich, EVP Chief Innovation Officer at Tribal DDB, spoke about the thin line in modern consumption between personalization and privacy. “For all that technology has brought us, there is still this huge gap between what the consumer really wants and needs and what we’re able to deliver,” Yaskowich said. He brought up an example: [...]

Marty Yaskowich, Tribal DDB; The thin line in modern consumption between personalization and privacy2019-09-09T13:00:31-04:00
9 09, 2016

Natt Fry, Accenture; The future of retail

2019-09-09T12:49:16-04:00

Natt Fry, Managing Director, Retail, Accenture, spoke about the future of retail. Companies such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Google are literally changing peoples’ lives and along with it their needs. Retail companies need to adapt to this. Rather than spending a long period of time developing a perfect solution for an entire customer base, [...]

Natt Fry, Accenture; The future of retail2019-09-09T12:49:16-04:00
9 09, 2016

North American Lottery Panel- What Are The Big Takeaways (Scrimshaw, Lightbody, Scheve Reardon, Montgomery, Grief, Gass)

2019-09-09T12:47:29-04:00

The Forum concluded with a panel on the big takeaways from the conference that examined key trends, lottery challenges and solutions, consumer marketing and retail innovation. “If we really want to be great at doing business then we have got to be one of the 3% of successful organizations that can be ambidextrous. What I [...]

North American Lottery Panel- What Are The Big Takeaways (Scrimshaw, Lightbody, Scheve Reardon, Montgomery, Grief, Gass)2019-09-09T12:47:29-04:00
9 09, 2016

Panel- Where is the U.S. Lottery Industry Going After a $1.58 Billion Jackpot (May Scheve Reardon, Gary Grief)

2019-09-09T12:45:08-04:00

Two U.S. lottery directors discussed the implications of Powerball’s $1.6 billion jackpot in the afternoon panel. “Mega Millions currently has a $415 million jackpot. That is the fourth largest jackpot ever, yet there is no player interest or media coverage. That is what the billion dollar jackpot did. As wonderful as it was, it really [...]

Panel- Where is the U.S. Lottery Industry Going After a $1.58 Billion Jackpot (May Scheve Reardon, Gary Grief)2019-09-09T12:45:08-04:00
9 09, 2016

Panel-Trends that Matter (Jock Finlayson, Marty Yaskowich, Steve Van Binsbergen, Natt Fry)

2019-09-09T12:42:58-04:00

“In Canada, we are seeing a big change in the 55 and older demographic and that is good news for the lotteries. Lottery’s demographic is going to double or triple over the next decade. It is quite favorable unlike some other industry sectors,” said BCBC’s Finlayson. “Many companies are going after the affluent consumer but [...]

Panel-Trends that Matter (Jock Finlayson, Marty Yaskowich, Steve Van Binsbergen, Natt Fry)2019-09-09T12:42:58-04:00
9 09, 2016

Greg McKenzie, OLG; OLG’s modernization efforts

2019-09-09T12:39:51-04:00

Greg McKenzie, EVP & COO, OLG, discussed OLG’s modernization efforts. While OLG generated C$3.4 billion in revenue, setting records, their current business model will not carry into the future with the same success. “We believe fundamentally that we need to modernize and we need to carry forward in order to be able to continue the [...]

Greg McKenzie, OLG; OLG’s modernization efforts2019-09-09T12:39:51-04:00
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