SiGMA 2018: Major Highlights on Malta’s iGaming Expo

#Gaming & Entertainment
December 5, 2018 1 min read

Malta has established itself as a hub for both talent and vendors to migrate to, as the demand from growing vendors is hitting double-digit growth year over year.

It has its own Governing body – the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) that keeps a keen eye on compliance and assists companies by issuing licenses and ongoing support.

ian beightons reflections on sigma 2018

It is no surprise that Malta hosted the biggest iGaming summit for the fifth time in a row.

Following four successful editions, SiGMA 2018 kept up the good work. The iGaming expo turned into the most visited event on the European iGaming calendar.

As Innovecs’ Senior Vice President of Business Development and Sales EMEA, I was there too and it proved both informative and useful in terms of networking opportunities.

Sigma 2018 Expo

SiGMA 2018 attracted a number of major players in the iGaming and social gaming space (i.e. casino slots, iLottery, casual, and social games) like Wazdan, Kindred Group, and Booming Games as well as many emerging vendors rising through the ranks.

The expo floor was buzzing with a real sense of energy and excitement, as 12,500 attendees were coming to the vendors’ stands, including those of bet365 and Stanleybet.

Sigma 2018 Expo

The agendas were filled with industry-focused discussions for all three days. The ones that generated most interest unveiled programmatic predictions with opportunities for iGaming and uncovered the challenges ahead cryptocurrency regulations and blockchain capacities to bring transparency and reduce frauds.

In one of the workshops, “Taking Programmatic In-House vs Managed Services”, the thought leaders debated the merits and pitfalls of both with somewhat of a non-conclusive outcome to which route is best.

The number one factor in this consideration is still Talent resource.

There is strength in the argument that an outsourced solution makes sense.

If this is the point you share, we would be glad to negotiate partnership possibilities and share expert advice on game development.

April 3, 2020
Message from CEO Alex Lutskiy on COVID-19
To all Innovecs employees, clients, and partners As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop and affect people globally, I want to personally update you on the steps Innovecs is taking to maintain our business operations and ensure the health and safety of our staff. We remain committed to ensuring the superior service our clients have come to expect from us. We monitor the situation closely and remain watchful to the recommendations of government and public health authorities. Our R&D teams, as well as all other employees, continue to work remotely, and we are ready to adjust the measures in response to changing quarantine circumstances. We have established a special COVID-19 team within senior management to respond to the ever-changing impact of the coronavirus and to protect employees’ health and safety. We have also set up regular online meetings to keep up to date and plan activities so that we could advise our customers and coordinate our teams accordingly. And we continue to provide our internal and external audiences with the relevant webinars and online events with regard to the new world order. To combat the spread of the disease in Ukraine, Innovecs has created the “Innovecs COVID-19 Fund” in the amount of 1,500,000 (one million and a half) hryvnias. The fund is directed to support the initiatives that fight coronavirus, as well as to ensure the safety of the company’s employees and their families. As part of this initiative, Innovecs purchases and installs an oxygen pipeline system at one of the Kyiv hospitals. This is a challenging period for everyone, and the situation is changing rapidly, but Innovecs is responding to it with unity, as a company, and as a team. I believe that when we stand together through moments that bring uncertainty and seem dark, we come out even stronger in the end.  Thank you for your patience and attention throughout this stressful time. As an employer and a partner, Innovecs is confident in our business continuity plan and our ability to provide support to our clients and staff. It is my sincere hope that our efforts and those of businesses, communities, and governments will empower the containment of the coronavirus and enable a speedy recovery for people around the world. In the meantime, let’s stay safe and help others keep safe too.   Sincerely, Alex Lutskiy Innovecs CEO & Founder