Conference Agenda

The 2022 FSGA Summer Conference is packed with powerhouse speakers and can’t-miss content. Just click the sessions below to discover who you’ll see in Detroit.

Monday, June 13

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In-person FSGA drafts are back! We’re hosting two live, 14-person drafts. Each draft is open to all, so sign up in advance by emailing Digger Turnbull at digger@gamenightsports.com.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Sports betting and gaming laws have opened up north of the border in the “Great White North’. We go one-on-one with Paul Burns President & CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association to discuss the first regulated market, Ontario, that launched on April 4, what is going on in other provinces and where we go from here.

Moderator
Nic Sulsky

Chief Commercial Officer

PointsBet Canada

Panelists
Paul Burns

President and CEO

Canadian Gaming Association

10:35 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

The evolution of legal sports betting with regard to outcomes, whether a team’s score, individual performances or other key factors, have put a spotlight on integrity in sports. This session will look at what we have learned over the last several years, what can be done better, preparing for new issues etc. Also, communication including why it is essential for regulatory bodies, sports organizations, leagues, teams, operators and numerous other companies to understand the relevance and significance of providing confidence in sports and ensuring fair and honest results.

Moderator
Matt Holt

President

U.S. Integrity

Panelists
Kurt Steinkamp

Deputy Director

Michigan Gaming Control Board

John Dillett

Division Administrator

State of Wisconsin - Division of Gaming

Keith Boring

Deputy Director and Chief of Staff

Tennessee Sports Wagering Advisory Council

Alex Walder

Senior Manager of Trading Compliance

BetMGM

11:25 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Think the well has run dry? The combination of entrepreneurs, whiteboards, ideas, technology, new mediums, etc., keeps pushing the boundaries of exciting new products and business opportunities. Hear from this group of panelists who are using innovative ways to make noise in the marketplace.

Moderator
Simon Groeneveld

Founder

Front Yard Fantasy

Panelists
Joe Kwong

Business Development

Agora

Ryan Spoon

Chief Operating Officer

Sorare

Sanjay Thakur

CEO and CTO

Verdict MMA, Inc

Brian Josephs

Head of Regional Sales, North America

Sportradar

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.

Celebrate the winners from our FSGA Experts Leagues – Trophy and ring presentations for 2021-22 Basketball, Hockey, In-Gamer, and Props and Futures

1:55 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

A great idea is just that… a great idea! ‘Product development’ is key for start ups to mature companies of all sizes to ensure there is a market, demand, strategy and a plan to follow in order to build and execute a quality product with the best ability to provide business success.

Moderator
John Luke Garofalo

Founder

Front Yard Fantasy

Panelists
Brian Huss

Product Vice President

FanDuel

Kelly Brooks

CEO & Founder

Quarter4

Adam Hunt

Head of Product

Ownersbox

Dan Hannigan-Daley

Chief Executive Officer

Sports Info Solutions

2:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

This session will delve into various forms of sports content, journalism and the mediums. The importance of how to use it to connect, communicate, educate, grow your audience and/or attract a following.

Moderator
Dan Back

Senior Vice President Operations

RotoGrinders & ScoresAndOdds.com - Better Collective

Panelists
Stephania Bell

Injury Analyst

ESPN

Mike Wright

Host & Founder

The Fantasy Footballers

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

With all that’s happened in the last few years, from the pandemic to changing laws and new jurisdictions in the North American market, we look at how many fans are engaging (and re-engaging) in their favorite sports. This research pertains to both sports betting and fantasy sports. It’ll be a deep dive into consumer participation, motivation, how the events of the last few years are shaping habits and an analysis of the market direction and go-forward potential.

Moderator
Dan Haight

Senior Director of Product Management, Fantasy Sports and Sports Betting

Yahoo Sports

Panelists
Jason Allsopp

Vice President

Léger

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.