October 22, 2013
San Diego, CA – BIS² has named Chris Korpi, a gaming industry veteran, as the head of the newly created Native American Division of BIS²’s Gaming Operations. Korpi will be based at the multi-award-winning business-intelligence software maker’s San Diego headquarters. He will focus on the sale and placement of BIS²’s expanding gaming product solutions and strengthening relationships with tribal customers.
“We are extremely pleased to have Chris join BIS² to lead our efforts in working with Native American tribes and their gaming businesses,” said BIS² President Mukesh Gordhan. “Over the past 14 years Chris has developed strong ties with tribal governments and casino executives across the country, and has demonstrated his talent for creating and expanding gaming sales and service teams.”
Added Korpi: “I’m very excited to be working with President Mukesh Gordhan, CTO Andrew Cardno, VP of Sales Garrett Stolle and the rest of the amazing BIS² team. They are truly leading the way in terms of delivering powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use analytics solutions that give casino operators the knowledge they need to increase profits from both gaming and non-gaming operations as well as improving the overall property-wide customer experience.”
Since 1999 Korpi has worked for companies that supply gaming devices to casinos, specializing in tribal customers. He spent seven years at Sodak Gaming (which was purchased by International Gaming Technology) before joining Aruze Gaming as Native American Sales Manager in the U.S. He was named VP of Sales for Cadillac Jack in 2007.
Prior to his gaming industry career, Korpi was a lobbyist and political consultant. He is also well-known mineral specimen collector and serves on the Board of Directors of the Indigenous Educational Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT), which operates a secondary school for Masai youth.
BIS²’s gaming industry solution, gameViz™, enables casino operators to gain a competitive advantage by viewing and analyzing gaming-floor data. BIS² uses innovative visual data representations known as Super Graphics™ to provide sophisticated business insights, allowing casinos to rapidly adapt to changes in customer behavior. BIS² is an innovative leader in enterprise-ready, standards-based, visually enabled analytics solutions that reveal the trends and patterns in operational data so organizations can identify what actions are required today and in the future. BIS² software products have been recognized with multiple awards including the Data Warehousing Institute’s Advanced Analytics Best Practices Award, Gaming & Leisure Magazine’s Technology Impact Award and Product Interoperability Award, and Casino Enterprise Management’s Top-10 Slot Floor products, among others. Other industry-specific solutions available from BIS² include for the airline industry (airViz™); for clubs and hospitality (clubViz™); for resorts (resortViz™); for telecommunications (telViz™); for insurance (insuranceViz™); for retail (retailViz™); for entertainment (entertainmentViz™); for manufacturing (makeViz™) and for financial services (moneyViz™).