Published: March 9, 2018

World Lottery Summit 2018, BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA!

World Lottery Summit 2018, BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA!

World Lottery Summit 2018: 
Gaining the edge in the new world
it takes you to tango!

Dear WLA members,

Are you ready to experience the biggest lottery event in the world? 

Here's an update on the exciting line up of keynote speakers of the World Lottery Summit 2018 (WLS 2018), November 18 - 22 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

For more information about WLS 2018, please go to the official website where you will also find the latest on the Advertising and RG Awards and the Volunteer Program, as well as practical information about Buenos Aires. Online registration and links to discounted conference hotels will be available shortly. 

The WLS 2018 business program has been built around exciting and enlightening topics relevant to our industry. Keynote speakers of this year's summit will include:

Nando Parrado, Author, CEO, television presenter and survivor: 
Nando will recount the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains more than 40 years ago. It remains one of the paramount survival stories of all time. 
Tayler Hamilton, Former professional cyclist and New York Times best- selling author: 
Tyler Hamilton, once one of the world’s top-ranked cyclists, was forced to come to terms with his past in 2010 when the US Federal Government launched an investigation into systematic doping on the US Postal Service team and subpoenaed him to testify. He will address WLS 2018 participants about the scourge of competition manipulation and what can be done to prevent it.
Friedrich Martens, Head of Integrity Betting Intelligence Systems (IBIS), International Olympic Committee
Following various initiatives taken by the IOC to combat illegal and irregular betting, Friedrich Martens was appointed to the position of Head of the then newly created Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) in 2013. In 2017, he also was appointed as Head of the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, strengthening and streamlining all IOC initiatives under a Three Pillar Strategy (regulations and legislation, education and awareness raising, intelligences and investigations). In his keynote address, Friedrich will present the IOC’s concept for ensuring ethical conduct and preventing manipulations during Olympic competitions. 
Don Tapscott: CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc. and Founder and Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute:
Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages. 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. 
Jane McGonigal, World renowned game designer, inventor of SuperBetter. Author of the New York Times bestsellers, SuperBetter and Reality is broken: 
Jane is today’s leading speaker on real-world applications of game design, referencing lessons learned through her work creating games for organizations such as the World Bank, the Olympic Games, and the American Heart Association. After her acclaimed keynote address at WLS 2014 in Rome, Italy, Jane has been invited back to give us an update on the state of game design and gamification in 2018.
Naomi Goldapple: Director of Industry Solutions at Element AI:
As Director of Industry Solutions at Element AI, one of the largest applied research labs in the world, Naomi works with clients and organizations to identify the most impactful ways of leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions that fit into Element AI's roadmap and research goals. 

We also encourage you to start posting your comments about the WLS program to our LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter pages marking your comments with #worldlotterysummit.

The WLS 2018 organization team.

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