Digital Transformation Course

19th - 20th September 2017 Cambridge, UK

Understanding digital transformation is a necessity - is your business prepared?


What is Digital Transformation Academy?

The Digital Transformation Academy is a two-day course for C-Suite, Marketing, Technology, and Innovation Leaders designed to explain what the next technology revolution means, and how you can prepare and plan for the opportunities and disruption it will bring.

Most tech sectors are seriously unprepared for the pace and type of technological change that is here, and coming. Attending this course will give you the tools to understand how best to equip your business for a transformational change the like that has not been seen before.

The Digital Transformation Academy is taking place on 19-20 September in Cambridge, UK. 

"I highly recommend anyone serious about wishing to remain competitive in the gaming industry to attend this course" - Brian Mattingley, Chairman, 888 Holdings

Course DirectorChris North, Course Director, and CEO of GamCrowd, along with 7 experts from their relevant technology fields, will guide you through this truly unique course so you have a clearer understanding of what to expect.

Download the agenda to find out more.

When downloading the agenda, we will also send you GamCrowd's updated Blockchain report for free. Learn all about this transformational technology and how it could potentially change the face of the gambling industry forever.

If you're still unsure, click here, to see a couple of snippets from their taster session at ICE. 

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Blockchain developments – ICOs gain momentum
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Aug

Blockchain developments – ICOs gain momentum

GamCrowd has previously written extensively about the booming initial coin offering (ICO) market and the degree to which it is attracting the attention of various gambling-related startups looking for funding or to disrupt previous models. Read more...
Digital transformation - a guide to roadmapping
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Aug

Digital transformation - a guide to roadmapping

A key element to any company’s efforts at digital transformation will be its roadmap. Ahead of the two-day digital transformation course taking place in Cambridge on 19-20 September, GamCrowd spoke to Robert Phaal, a principal research associate at the Centre for Technology Management at the University of Cambridge, who is an expert in strategic technology management. He will be talking to participants who attend the course about how roadmapping can help any business both understand the task ahead of them and achieve their goals. Read more...
The Dangers of Uninformed Digital Transformation
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Jun

The Dangers of Uninformed Digital Transformation

The importance of digital transformation for companies has been stated on numerous occasions. The associated benefits it can bring and the advantages that using the process will give a business over the competition have been well documented by many people, and the most successful companies can attribute much of their success to this. Read more...
Digital Transformation Benefits and Challenges in the Asian Market
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May

Digital Transformation Benefits and Challenges in the Asian Market

Enterprise Innovation, a provider of information on enterprises across Asia, held a panel discussion recently in which it asked leading business and IT leaders about their opinion on digital transformation. Included in the talk was the challenge of implementing new technology what their challenges were, particularly in challenging economic circumstances. Read more...
The Importance of Digital Transformation and its Implementation
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May

The Importance of Digital Transformation and its Implementation

Recently, American market research, analysis and advisory firm, International Data Corporation published a technology spotlight examining the process of digital transformation in companies and the importance it holds to success. Noting the speed at which new ideas and start-ups can disrupt established businesses, it discussed the different stages that companies may find themselves at and how to approach the process of digital transformation in order to best realise the benefits it can bring. The report focussed on technology with a long-term benefit, rather than temporary gains. Read more...
Assuaging Fears Over Digital Transformation
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May

Assuaging Fears Over Digital Transformation

Last week, an article for the Irish Tech News examined some of the negative views that surround digital transformation and why they needed to be addressed. Pointing out the trend in Ireland that follows the global move towards embracing innovative new technology through company change or partnerships with third parties, the article highlighted the inevitable shift towards digital transformation that the IDC estimate will result in $2 trillion annual spending on transformation projects by 2020. The benefits of this process were not refuted; however, to pretend there were no concerns associated with it would be wrong. Read more...
The Changing Role of the CIO and Digital Transformation
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Apr

The Changing Role of the CIO and Digital Transformation

The potential of digital transformation to turn anyone into competition, and the threat this poses to established companies, was raised recently at the CIO Summit event in Auckland by one of the keynote speakers, Jonathan Reichental, CIO of the City of Palo Alto. Read more...
Accenture Digital Talks with CXOTalk on Digital Transformation
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Apr

Accenture Digital Talks with CXOTalk on Digital Transformation

Earlier this year, CXOTalk, which talks to innovative business leaders worldwide, spoke with Mike Sutcliff, Group CEO of Accenture Digital, on the digital transformation of businesses and the importance of the CIO and IT, amongst other things. Read more...
Why iGaming must adapt to the needs of millennials or die
20

Feb

Why iGaming must adapt to the needs of millennials or die

The audience at this year's ICE Totally Gaming show selected Valery Bollier as the 2017 ICE Prophet. Oulala.com co-founder and CEO threw in a few significant remarks of why the iGaming sector should adapt to the needs of the millennial generation. Read more...

Chris North, CEO, GamCrowd
Chris North

Chris is a proven entrepreneur and investor with 26 years’ experience of various businesses in Asia, Australia, and Europe, with the last 18 years spent based in the UK working in the gambling industry. Skilled and experienced in founding pioneering and innovative businesses from setup right through to exit, with his last exit being the sale of Fox Poker Club to Genting in 2011.

Chris is the founder and is currently MD of www.GamCrowd.com, the home of the gambling tech sector. GamCrowd is the first dedicated channel to focus on gambling technology whilst looking at other tech sectors for innovation. 


Marcus Wareham, Digital Transformation expert and ex operator, GamCrowd
Marcus Wareham

Marcus was listed by EGR Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in gaming, recognition indeed for disrupting the sector. His company, Mfuse, led the way in innovating and creating the mobile gaming market. Since exiting Mfuse in 2011, Marcus has helped several leading gaming brands shape their strategy for delivering omnichannel solutions.


Tom Hesteline, Chief Executive Office, Aurora
Tom Hesteline

Tom is the CEO of the UKs leading face recognition and AI company, Aurora. In 2004 Tom joined Aurora and founded the core R&D team of Machine Learning experts. He became CEO of Aurora in 2016 and is now driving the company’s focus on development of AI solutions for a range of challenging problems in the Air, Medical, Law, Finance and Betting industries.


Ian Hogg, Founding Shareholder & Chairman, GamCrowd
Ian Hogg

Ian is a founding shareholder and Chairman of GamCrowd, but has had numerous high profile jobs in the Gambling industry. Most recently as COO of Sportech (2010-14).. Ian also has significant entrepreneur experience, and has been a founding shareholder and Chairman or MD for companies such as Betting Shop Services Ltd and Fox Poker Club.


Dr Hans Lombardo, Strategic Advisor, Quanta
Dr Hans Lombardo

Hans is a strategic advisor of Quanta (www.quanta.im), an innovative blockchain-based gaming and lottery company registered in the Isle of Man. He is co-founder and head of marketing and communications for Chain of Things, a blockchain and IoT integrated hardware-as-a-service startup. Hans is a successful entrepreneur and enthusiastic proponent of blockchain technologies. In 2012, he sold his previous company, a boutique research and data analytics firm focused on Chinese high-technology industries, to a large US think tank. Hans is an Internet industry veteran with APAC regional management experience at internet.com and Internet World magazine and events. During the Internet boom, Hans provided due diligence support for the internet.com Venture Capital Fund in Asia. As a tech journalist in the late 1990's, he interviewed Jack Ma, Jerry Yang, Vinton Cerf and Richard Li.


Michael Berns, Consultant, Consultant
Michael Berns

Michael is a FinTech Veteran with extensive international experience in leading teams and client engagements. He currently supports the expansion of the cognitive computing firm Digital Reasoning in EMEA & APAC. Michael has a broad background across blue chip names such as Morgan Stanley & Moody’s as well as a range of smaller firms.


Dr Rob Phaal, Principal Research Associate, Cambridge University
Dr Rob Phaal

Rob joined the Centre for Technology Management in 1997, where he conducts research in the area of strategic technology management. Particular interests include technology evaluation, the emergence of technology-based industry, the use of visual techniques for strategy, and the development of practical management tools. Rob has a mechanical engineering background, with a PhD in computational mechanics and industrial experience in technical consulting, contract research and software development.


Kevin Williams, Consultant. , VR and AR expert
Kevin Williams

Kevin has an extensive background in the development and sales of the latest amusement and attraction applications and immersive technologies. The UK born specialist in the pay-toplay scene is well-known through his consultancy KWP, and as a prolific writer and presenter. Kevin has co-authored a book called ‘The Out-of-Home Interactive Entertainment Frontier’ (Routledge)


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