David Clifton to moderate ‘Raising industry standards through collaboration, investment & research’ session at ICE 2022

David Clifton is delighted to be moderating the ‘Raising industry standards through collaboration, investment and research’ panel session at 10.30am on Wednesday 13 April 2022 within the Consumer Protection Zone at ICE 2022, being held at ExCeL London.

His panellists will be:

  • Sasha Stark, Senior Researcher, Responsible Gaming Council
  • Matthew Hickey, CEO, Gordon Moody
  • Simon Vincze, Sustainable and Safer Gambling Lead, Casino Guru and
  • Dan Whitlam, Head of Industry Standards, Gamcare

The full Consumer Protection Zone Agenda covering the full three days (12 – 14 April) is set out below:

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

14:15: Opening of the Consumer Protection Zone

14:30 – 15:15: Operators’ panel: Consumer Protection Showcase – latest technology and product launches and developments in the quest to deliver safer gambling 

Martin Lycka, SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, Entain Operators and donors to the CPZ charity fund.

15:15- 16:00ILA: Regulators’ views on the effectiveness of the restrictions designed to enable safer gambling

Christina Christoforou, Social Responsibility & Business Development Directorate, National Betting Authority of Cyprus

Mikel Arana, Director-General, DGOJ

Carole Leduc, ANJ

Moderator: Tim Miller, Executive Director, Gambling Commission

16:00: Donation ceremony – join to find out what charity receives the donation raised with the CPZ charity fund

16:00- 16:45: ILA Networking at Consumer Protection Zone (for ILA attendees only)

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

10:30- 11:15: Raising industry standards through collaboration, investment and research

  • well-being and mental health 
  • staff training
  • part of the culture 
  • lived experience  

Sasha Stark, Senior Researcher, Responsible Gaming Council

Matthew Hickey, CEO, Gordon Moody

Simon Vincze, Sustainable and Safer Gambling Lead, Casino Guru

Dan Whitlam, Head of Industry Standards, Gamcare 

Moderator: David Clifton, Director, Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited

11:15- 12:00: Power of AI and technology vs. human interaction and intervention in player protection – fire-side chat

Dr Edmond Mitchell, Head of Data, Future Anthem

Prof. Kim Mouridsen,Co-Founder, Mindway AI

Paul Foster, CEO, Crucial Compliance

12:00-12:50: Affordability and frictionless checks showcase

Charles Cohen, Founder, Department of Trust

Adam Doyle, Head of Gaming, TruNarrative

Jeremy Lever, Sales Manager, Synalogik

Moderator: David Schollenberger, Head of Legal and Compliance, Metric Gaming

14:00- 14:30: Going beyond safer gambling – ESG case study

Anna Jein, Sustainability Manager,  Kindred

14:30-15:30: Incorporating ESG into your strategy – why, how and what

  • what drives wider adoption of ESG in the gambling industry – investability, reputation, consumer demand …
  • industry-wide collaboration to create a meaningful and actionable materiality index
  • ESG DNA to incorporate into your strategy: governance, stakeholders management, investors relations etc.

Andrew Lyman, Executive Director and Gambling Commissioner, Gambling Division, HM Government of Gibraltar

Steve Myers, Managing Director, Praxis Consulting and Advisory

Katie Lever, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Lottery.com

Jan Jones Blackhurst, Board Member, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Moderator: Laura Da Silva, Director, Silverfish CSR

15:30- 16:30: Reputation, responsibility and perception – implementing and communicating a meaningful change

The scrutiny experienced by the gaming industry can mean that goalposts are constantly shifting – but will the gambling industry always lag behind others in terms of reputation? Beyond being truthful and honest, can operators take positive measures that will reverse the perception? Examples may include supporting charities, pursuing zero carbon and improving corporate governance and being more transparent with regulators. This debate will look at the opposing views on whether the industry can clean up its perception with a meaningful long-term communications strategy, or if this is merely fuelling cynicism from detractors.

Sverker Skogberg, SVP Public Affairs, PAF

Ian Haworth, Communications Director, Hippodrome

Rolf Sims, Manager Public Affairs Nordics, Kindred Group

Moderator: Camilla Wright, Partner, Red Knot Communications 

Thursday, 14 April 2022

11:30- 12:15: Effective player tools for gambling, betting and esports

Andrew Tottenham, CEO, Gamblewise

Simon Vincze, Sustainable and Safer Gambling Lead, Casino Guru

Rasmus Kjaergaard, CEO, Mindway AI

12:30: Closing Remarks

David looks forward to meeting many clients, industry friends and contacts at ICE 2022. He will be most readily available on Tuesday 12 April so please feel free to contact him in advance by email to dc@cliftondavies.com if you wish to make arrangements to meet that day.

Registration details for ICE 2022 can be accessed here.