The third annual IGT Network Systems Users Conference delivered practical information to help IGT customers optimize their current systems investments, with an emphasis on the transition to an open network casino floor of the future. 



 

The third annual IGT Network Systems Users Conference delivered practical information to help IGT customers optimize their current systems investments, with an emphasis on the transition to an open network casino floor of the future. 

The conference took place June 9-11 at the Mirage in Las Vegas and drew 446 participants to 53 conference sessions. Topics included the technologies driving the industry change, the importance of systems and operations readiness for tomorrow’s casino floor, and detailed updates on current products.

“The conference was well-attended, and we received a lot of valuable feedback from our customers,” said Rich Schneider, IGT senior vice president of network systems. 

Keynote speaker Guy Kawasaki addressed “The Art of Innovation and Your Competitive Edge.” Widely recognized as Apple’s first tech evangelist, Kawasaki was one of the individuals responsible for the success of the Macintosh computer. Currently the managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, Kawasaki has written eight books including “Rules for Revolutionaries” and “How to Drive Your Competition Crazy.” 

Nineteen guest speakers included James Maida of Gaming Laboratories, Inc., Don Speer of VCAT, and experts from Apollo Data Technologies, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware and Walker Digital. An Interactive Area offered live demonstrations of IGT’s current systems products.