VizExplorer will present “5 Key Lessons on Gaming Optimization,” a free one-hour webinar featuring Buddy Frank, vice president of slot operations for Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Andrew Cardno, chief technology officer for VizExplorer. Registration is now open for this informative online event, which starts at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT on August 27, 2015.

Frank and Cardno will open by discussing the evolution of gaming-floor analytics and the industry’s prominent role in the cutting-edge field of data-driven space optimization. They will then offer five specific examples of gaming optimization that deliver significant value, ranging from the so-called "urinal effect" to the advanced use of market-basket analysis. This interactive webinar will also give attendees the opportunity to ask questions of these noted experts and hear the answers in real-time.

Andrew Cardno, CTO and founder of VizExplorer, is an internationally acclaimed thought leader in the field of data visualization, advanced analytics and big data. A prolific inventor with more than 60 patent applications, he has published more than 40 industry and academic articles and is co-author of the 2012 book The Math that Gaming Made. Cardno’s two decades of leadership have resulted in two Smithsonian Laureates and numerous prestigious technology and innovation awards.

Buddy Frank, vice president of slot operations at Pechanga Resort & Casino, has held similar positions in California and Nevada gaming operations over the past 20 years. Frank teaches gaming courses at San Diego State University and serves as a contributor and member of the editorial boards of Casino Enterprise Management and Native American Casino magazines. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.