Gaming Technology Conference, a three-day event at Caesars Palace Las Vegas March 17-19,  the premier annual gathering of technology users, influencers and innovators in the gaming and hospitality space, has assembled a high profile lineup of gaming operators and thought leaders from across the industry.

More than 60 speakers have been confirmed for the conference’s opening day workshop to be led by visualization software expert Andrew Cardno of BIS2 on how to see and understand your data; three keynote presentations; and 18 breakout sessions covering information technology, executive leadership and marketing topics. A partial list follows:


VP of E-Commerce/Digital Marketing, Boyd Gaming Corporation; Tjeerd Brink, CFO, Pechanga Resort & Casino; Bill Burtch, CIO, Grand Sierra Resort; Greg Cannon, VP, Content Marketing & All Things D, Caesars Entertainment; Andrew Cardno, CTO, BIS2 (Opening Day Workshop); Randy Dearborn, VP of Multimedia & Guest Technology, MGM Resort International; Stacy DeWalt, SVP marketing, Isle of Capri Casinos;Michelle DiTondo, SVP HR, MGM Resorts; Tim Huckaby, Microsoft RD & MVP, CEO – Actus Interactive Software and founder/chairman- InterKnowlogy (Keynote); Michael Ka’ahanui, director of relationship marketing, Thunder Valley Casino Resort; Holly O’Brien, director of marketing, Cannery Casino & Hotel; Toni Pepper, CIO, Pinnacle Entertainment;  Bill Schmarzo, CTO, EMC Global Services, Enterprise Information Management & Analytics Practice (Keynote);Richard Schuetz, commissioner, California Gambling Control Commission; Ginny Shanks, EVP & chief administrative officer, Pinnacle Entertainment Company; Jim Snead, CFO, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino; Kari Stout-Smith, executive director of marketing, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and The Spa Resort Casino;  Ramesh Srinivasan, president & CEO, Bally Technologies (Keynote); Jeanne-Marie Wilkins, CIO, Isle of Capri Casinos.


Also on the program at Gaming Technology Conference is the announcement of the winners of Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Technology Products of 2013 and multiple networking opportunities, including an opening night reception, two keynote luncheons and 30-minute breaks between sessions.

 The full conference program as well as information on how to register and early-bird registration discounts is available at