World Lottery Summit 2018

Gaining the edge in the new world
It takes you to tango

Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 18 – 22, 2018

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Marc Chabrand

General Manager NLS Spain & Director Lottery Operations NLS - NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions

Marc Chabrand is the General Manager of NLS Spain and the Director of Lottery Operations at NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS). After 5 years in corporate communication, he started his lottery career in la Française des Jeux in 1993. He worked as Manager of the training Center in Vitrolles, then in French Polynesia and French West Indies. He was in charge of the national sales and retail network, (35000 POS) from 2001 to 2008 in Boulogne headquarter. He moved to Madrid in 2009 to participate to the creation of the Physical Complementary Channel of ONCE as Sales Director of the JV Logista IGT. He joined Novomatic Lottery Solutions in 2015, participating in the launch of the operations in Cataluña and in several international projects of NLS, bringing his deep knowledge of the industry to the development of NLS.

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Susan Hunt

Chief Executive Officer - Lotterywest

Susan Hunt commenced as Chief Executive Officer of Lotterywest in July 2017. In 2018 this was increased to include CEO of Healthway.

Lotterywest is a Government owned 'for benefit' lottery with an annual turnover of around $860 million per annum. All lottery profits are returned to the Western Australian community through community grants. Healthway also distributes grants for research and activities to promote a healthy Western Australia.

Previous to Lotterywest, Susan was CEO of the Zoological Parks Authority (2004-2017). During that time she built the organisation’s profile, commercial sustainability and conservation focus.

Susan is a past President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Australasian Zoo Association. She is also co- author and editor of the first World Zoo Animal Welfare Strategy.

Susan has been in leadership roles on other local and global boards, including as Trustee of the International Species Information System, Board member of VenuesWest and the Perth International Arts Festival.

Susan is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and in 2017 was made an Australian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration. She is an awardee of a Public Service Medal for her service to the public sector. This is Australia’s highest recognition for those in public service.

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James C. Kennedy

Group Chief Executive of Lottery - Scientific Games Corporation

James Kennedy serves as Executive Vice President, Group Chief Executive of Lottery. He leads the strategy, direction and growth plans for the Company’s lottery business worldwide. Prior to this role, Mr. Kennedy served as President, Printed Products and Chief Marketing Officer.

Since joining Scientific Games in 1985, Mr. Kennedy has worked closely with customers around the world to develop hundreds of successful lottery programs for responsible, sustainable growth. Under his leadership, Scientific Games’ lottery customers experienced the most significant growth in global instant products and related services. During Mr. Kennedy’s tenure at Scientific Games, he also served as Vice President of U.S. Sales and President of SGI Retail Solutions.

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Pat McHugh

Senior Vice President - Global Lottery Systems

Pat leads Scientific Games’ global lottery systems business, including strategy, product innovation, sales, delivery, operations, and managed services for technology-based products across retail, internet, and mobile lottery solutions. Pat is a leading industry advocate for modernization and convergence of lottery products and technology by spearheading a number of industry-first innovations including digital player engagement, retail and digital distribution channel and game content expansions, sports betting, payment processing, and strategic partnering. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Pat and his teams have experience successfully delivering large-scale lottery start-ups and system conversions globally, and bringing to market real innovations that maximize profits for Scientific Games’ customers.

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Stéphane Pallez

President & Chief Executive Officer - FDJ

Stéphane Pallez is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). She began her career at the French Treasury Department and was Deputy Director at the board of the World Bank in Washington between 1988 and 1991. She was then appointed Advisor on industrial affairs to the Minister of Economy and Finance until 1993.

Stéphane held different positions in the French Treasury including Insurance Supervision and Regulation and monitoring of State-owned companies. From 2000 to 2004, she was Head of European and International Affairs. In 2004, she joined France Telecom-Orange as Deputy CFO. In July 2011, she became President and CEO of Caisse Centrale de Réassurance.

She was appointed President-Director General of Française des Jeux in 2014. In 2015, she launched a new strategic plan focused on digital transformation with a view to recruiting 1 million new players by 2020. This “FDJ 2020” plan aims at accelerating digitization of FDJ offer and physical network, developing breakthrough and open innovation, and strengthening sports betting and international activities while maintaining FDJ strong and historic commitment on responsible gaming.

Stéphane is currently 1nd Vice-President of the EL Executive Committee, Chair of the EL Public Affairs Committee and EL representative at WLA Executive Committee.

Stéphane is also member of the Board of several French leading companies.

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Pall Palsson

Director of Product Management, Marketing and Communication - Iceland

Pall is NLS’ Director of Product Management, Marketing and Communication. In this capacity, he is responsible for the creation and execution of NLS’ product, marketing and communication strategies. Pall joined NLS in November 2010 and has held a variety of roles within the company focused on product management and marketing. Pall has overseen NLS’ lottery strategy since 2012 including NLS’ transformation from a supplier of internet only lottery products to NLS´ current offering of a true Omni-Channel solution for lotteries. Prior to joining NLS, Pall was a Senior Producer in the video games industry, an industry he joined as a quality assurance specialist eight years earlier. Pall enjoys presenting, telling stories and good food in even better company.

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May Scheve Reardon

Executive Director - Missouri Lottery

May Scheve Reardon has served as the executive director of the Missouri Lottery since December 2009. As the first woman to hold this position, Reardon brings extensive leadership experience from the financial, nonprofit and government sectors, including serving 12 years as a Missouri state representative.

Reardon previously worked as an assistant vice president at Regions Morgan Keegan, a private wealth management firm in St. Louis, and she was also director of development at the Richard A. Gephardt Institute for Public Service at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, Reardon taught political science and communications at Webster University from 2005 to 2009.

Reardon holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Saint Louis University and a master’s degree in communications from Webster University. She currently serves as board president of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) and has served on its product development committee. She has also previously served as president of the executive board of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and currently serves as its government relations chair, as well as sitting on the vendor relations and business development committees.

Reardon currently lives in St. Louis with her husband, Tim. They have three children in college.

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Seah Chin Siong


Mr Seah Chin Siong is Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools (Private) Limited, a subsidiary of Singapore Totalisator Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance. Singapore Pools was incorporated by the Singapore Government to provide a legal avenue for lotteries and sports betting. Operation surpluses are channelled towards worthy causes that serve the needs of the community.

Prior to joining Singapore Pools on 1 October 2012, he was Founding Chief Executive Officer of IDA International, Managing Director of Accenture’s Public Service Operating Group for Asia-Pacific and Country Managing Director of Accenture Singapore.

Mr Seah is presently Co-Chair (Industry) of the Responsible Gambling Forum for its third term. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Asia Pacific Lottery Association. He also serves on the board of iShine Cloud Limited and National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). He chairs NVPC Digital Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee and Finance Committee.

Mr Seah had served on many boards and committees including Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Singapore Discovery Centre, Institute of Systems Science, Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation, Workforce Development Authority of Singapore and Finance IT Committee of Sentosa Development Corporation. Mr Seah was President of the Global Lottery Monitoring System.