TIG and Notable Industry Leaders to be Featured at NIGA 2021
We hope to see you at the following sessions that The Innovation Group will be driving next week at NIGA! If you're unable to join us for these programs, follow the links to contact Brian Wyman or Chris Irwin directly to set up meetings at another time. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
Tuesday, July 20 | 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Post-COVID Operations: The Future of Amenities
This roundtable will discuss the future role of amenities at gaming properties as B&M properties combat a reduction in visitation. We'll discuss food and beverage, entertainment, resort amenities, space use, changing player profiles, operational changes that have resulted from COVID, and more.

Moderated by:
Brian Wyman, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Operations & Data Analytics
The Innovation Group

Mike Bean
Saginaw Chippewa Gaming Enterprises
Steve Neely
General Manager
Rolling Hills Casino
Daniel White
Director of Marketing
Muckleshoot Indian Casino Resort
Tuesday, July 20 | 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Leadership is not a title, it's a behavior. This session explores the best way for tribal members in the field of leadership to move from intention to action and how diverse groups can work together to improve outcomes. In this session, we'll discuss different approaches to tribal leadership and educating the next generation of the tribal gaming industry. We'll share tools and resources that others can use to develop their own leaders; and discuss how this approach helps create opportunities for collaboration.
Moderated by:
Chris Irwin
Director, Native American Services
The Innovation Group

  • Darcy Davis, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Four Winds Casino
  • Marcus Diaz, Director of Organizational and Tribal Development, Casino del Sol
  • Huda Swelam, Executive Director of Human Resources, Muckleshoot Indian Casino Resort
Tuesday, July 20 | 4:00 - 4:50 PM
This important session will explore how A.I. is shaping the business in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us and find out how technology has enabled operators to remain nimble in an uncertain environment, tightly managing labor forces, changing the casino floor, and dialing in/targeting marketing programs, among other areas. 

  • Brian Wyman, Ph.D., SVP, Operations & Data Analytics, The Innovation Group (Moderator)
  • Frank Murry, CEO, Financial Accountability Compliance Technology, Inc.
  • David Patent, CEO, VizExplorer
  • Ralph Thomas, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Quick Custom Intelligence


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