September 25, 2013

Five Keynote Speakers will Offer Insights to BIS² Customers and Business Partners at Silverton Casino Hotel on Wednesday, September 25

Las Vegas, NV — Five noted experts in gaming and business technology will offer insights to BIS² customers, prospective customers and business partners at the company’s 5th Annual G2E Dinner Party. This year’s gathering will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the Silverton Casino Hotel’s acclaimed Twin Creeks Steakhouse.

The five keynote speakers are:
Andrew Cardno, Chief Technology Officer, BIS²
Ted Cotman, Director of Revenue Yield, French Lick Springs Resorts & Casino
Stephen Evans, Director, Silver Lake Partners
Ian Bonner, Adviser, BIS²
Ralph Thomas, Chief Data Scientist & VP of Technical Services, BIS²

“We are delighted to have this group of exceptionally accomplished executives speak at this year’s dinner,” said Mukesh Gordhan, President of BIS². “I have no doubt their presentations will provide our guests with fresh perspectives on using technology and data to drive dramatic business results.”

Andrew Cardno, BIS² CTO, is an established thought leader in visual analytics with over 19 years of experience in the field. An inventor with more than 60 patent applications, he has also published numerous industry and academic articles. He holds a Bachelor of Surveying from Otago University in New Zealand and a diploma of computer science from Victoria University.

Ted Cotman joined French Lick Springs in 2006. He previously served as Director of Marketing at the Montbleu Resort (formerly Caesars Tahoe). He will discuss French Lick Springs’ recent implementation of BIS²’s award-winning campaign management software, crmViz, a graphics-based tool that allows casinos to determine which patrons to market to and how.

Stephen Evans is a Director at technology investment firm Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2008, he was a Principal at Cognetas, a European mid-market private equity firm. Previously, Evans spent five years at Bain & Company. He holds an M.A and an M.Phil from Cambridge University, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Ian Bonner, who recently joined BIS² as an adviser, has served as CEO of enterprise business intelligence software makers Attensity and Inxight. He also served as a Vice President at IBM, where he spearheaded the computer giant’s transformative initiative to form alliances with third-party software partners.

Ralph has nearly 10 years of gaming experience working for Station Casinos and Seminole Gaming. During that time he not only managed and developed data warehouse & business intelligence tools, but also provided strategic recommendations to 25 casinos. He has co-authored with Andrew Cardno over 30 articles about analytics in gaming and a book entitled “The Math That Gaming Made”. His passion is mathematics, an area in which he acquired a few degrees: A Bachelors and Masters from the University of Chicago, a Masters from Princeton, and a Ph.D. from UNLV.

About BIS²
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 Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Products, Casino Enterprise Management’s Top-10 Slot Floor products, the Data Warehousing Institute’s Advanced Analytics Best Pract ices Award and Gaming & Leisure Magazine’s Technology Impact Award and Product Interoperability Award, among others. BIS² also offers industry-specific solutions for the airline industry (airViz™), clubs and hospitality (clubViz™), resorts (resortViz™), telecommunications (telViz™), insurance (insuranceViz™), retail (retailViz™), entertainment (entertainmentViz™), manufacturing (makeViz™) and financial services (moneyViz™).

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Veronica Ruffo