See below for opportunities to meet the GCT Team.


Feb 10-13, 2020

Sycuan Casino Resort

El Cajon, CA

The Western Indian Gaming Conference & Trade Show has proven to be one of the most informative conferences in Indian Country.

Join tribal leaders, casino operations managers, regulators, policy makers and industry professionals from throughout the country to discuss issues facing the tribal government gaming industry. From Internet gaming, to state and federal regulatory issues, this conference and trade show is a don’t miss!

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March 24-27, 2020

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA

Entering its 35th year, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention has established itself not only as the premier event for the Indian Gaming industry but as the figurative heartbeat of Native American success.

The largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in the country, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention is both the meeting place where the community gathers to learn, network and exchange industry-specific ideas and a cultural celebration of success, strength and self-reliance.

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Making Data Talk: How to Set and Execute on Powerful Data Stories

Andrew Cardno (CEO, GCT), Workshop Presenter

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 11, 2019
Duration: Full Day Course
TDWI Orlando
November 10 – 15, 2019
Orlando, FL

Data visualization can make the most complex story understandable. In fact pictures can take the learner to a deep level of understanding in a truly accelerated manner. Executed correctly the journey of learning the story of the data from a picture is both memorable and relevant.

During this workshop you will learn how to apply data visualization to tell stories that both amuse and educate your audience. To do this we will follow the three steps of data visualization presentation, setting of the story, the random walk of the data and finally the memorable conclusion. To demonstrate this you will see presentations of real world data stories showing the application of these powerful steps.

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AI or Die

Andrew Cardno(CEO, GCT),Keynote Speaker – Education

Wednesday, November 6th, 9:15am-10:00am
November 6 – 7, 2019
San Diego, CA

AI or Die – We as an industry are challenged by competitive forces inthe entertainment industry. Today the entertainment world is grippedby change that is driven by robots, beacons, chatbots, location servicesand app centric entertainment.

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Overcoming Information Overload with Advanced Practices in Data Visualization

Andrew Cardno with Teradata CTO, Stephen Brobst

Sunday, October 20, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Teradata Universe 2019
October 20-24
Denver, Colorado

It is well known that human understanding is much more effective with pictures than with rows and columns of numbers. However, much of the output from business intelligence environments remains trapped in traditional reporting formats. In this workshop, we explore best practices in deriving insight from vast amounts of data using visualization techniques. Examples from traditional data as well as an in-depth look at the underlying technologies for visualization in support of geospatial analytics will be undertaken. We will examine visualization for both strategic and operational BI. A key theme is exposing actionable decisions through use of visualization techniques. Examples from a variety of industries will be employed. • Learn how to overcome information overload with visualization. • Learn about best and worst practices in deploying visualization tools. • Learn about next generation visualization tools using mash-ups, geospatial data, and animation.

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Roadmap to a Scalable Future Focused on Incremental Revenue

Andrew Cardno, Panel Member

G2E, October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Las Vegas, NV

Which is more finite; your slot floor real estate or your market of slot players? How do new categories of casino games, such as video game gambling, provide value today and in the near future? As the casino industry continues to evolve, how will we create sustainability and growth? This session will consider modern paradigms for attracting and monetizing “net new” casino gamers and present real world data and metrics on how to evaluate incremental revenue. Together, video game gambling supplier GameCo LLC and casino operator Pearl River Resort will share a case study from deploying GameCo’s Video Game Gambling Machine (VGM™) at the property in Choctaw, MS. Attendees will leave with strategies to marketing to new audiences, evaluate the performance of new gaming categories, and an understanding of the lifetime value of casino customers.

Fellow panel members include:

Blaine Graboyes
CEO, GameCo

Kristine Walker
Director of Slot Operations, Pearl River Resort

Bill Burtch
Chief Information Officer, Pearl River Resorts

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October 15-17, 2019
Sands Expo
Las Vegas, NV
BOOTH #3841

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)—the largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America. Take advantage of new educational content that is fast-paced and actionable and experience first-hand the new products and innovative technologies showcased on the expo floor. G2E has everything you need for your casino floor and across your entire operation—from traditional casino fare to sports betting, non-gaming amenities and digital products—G2E is where your business growth is accelerated.

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Food for Thought

October 13, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Meet industry leaders and top professionals in their field for an evening of fun, thought leadership and to spend quality time with trusted colleagues and friends. This is an invitation-only event.