Speaker Bios

Israel 2013 - 7th European Lotteries Congress, June 3-6, 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel
Speaker Bios

Gideon Amichay Keynote Speaker

Gideon is the former Chief Creative Officer & Joint Managing Partner of Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R, Israel (1994-2011).
He led the agency to become a market leader in creativity and innovation, and one of the 3 biggest agencies in the country.
He has been in the advertising business Since 1990, building brands through innovation, launching products and solving business problems.
In 2011, Shalmor Avnon Amichay was sold to WPP's Y&R network.
Today he lives and works in NYC.

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Declan Hill Keynote Speaker

Declan Hill is an investigative journalist, documentary maker and academic. He specializes in the study of organized crime and international issues. His recent book ‘The Fix: Soccer & Organized Crime’ examined the corruption at the heart of international football and has become a best-seller in 14 languages. Before publishing ‘The Fix’ he completed documentaries on the killing of the head of the Canadian mafia, blood feuds in Kosovo and ethnic cleansing in Iraq. He has also made documentaries in Kurdistan, Bolivia, India, Mexico, and Turkey.
His programs and articles have appeared on BBC Radio World Service and BBC Radio 4: the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph (London), as well as various new media outlets.
In the last few years, Declan was a Chevening Scholar at Green College, University of Oxford where he obtained his doctorate on the study of match-fixing in professional football.

Lior Zoref │Keynote Speaker

Lior Zoref  Digital Marketing Advisor, Speaker and Blogger.
From the prospective of a leading crowd wisdom researcher, a former marketing VP at Microsoft and a passionate speaker, his talk inspires a new look about the future of thinking and the future of business in the era of social networks and crowdsourcing. His talk motivates setting big goals, thinking big and making dreams come true.
Lior's reputation as an international speaker is built on his ability to be an inspiring and fun story teller using his own social networking crowd as a platform to crowd source and customize each presentation to the audience at the event. Lior is an international speaker with more than 18 years of experience as a keynote speaker.  He gave the first ever crowd sourced TED talk at TED 2012 in Long Beach, California.

Georges Nahon│Keynote Speaker

Georges Nahon, President of Orange Institute, CEO Orange, San Francisco, is driving a Silicon Valley based multi-disciplinary team of experts consisting of computer scientists, engineers, sociologists, economists and designers who are developing innovative convergent products services in the areas of wireless, internet, and new television. He is the co-author of the book The Second life of Networks with Didier Lombard, President of France Telecom-Orange. He is also the President of the Orange Institute founded in September 2009.
For 3 years prior to that, he worked at defining and implementing France Telecom's e-transformation of its intranet, directory, collaboration tools, nomadism and e-processes. Previous to that he was the Senior Director of Microsoft's Network Service Providers Department (NSP) in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle-East, and Africa) from 1994 to 2001.
George holds a Masters in Computer Science & Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute in Nancy (France) and attended a Ph.D. program in Fundamental Electronics at the University of Orsay (France).

Estelle Métayer│Keynote Speaker

Estelle Métayer brings vast experience and fresh perspective to the ever-changing world of Competitive and Strategic Intelligence. A noted expert, her intuitive, precise research provides managers, CEOs, and board members with the right tools to effectively build and hone their competitive intelligence and strategic planning - to avoid blind spots, capitalize on strengths and excel.
Estelle works best when companies need to drastically change the way they do business and grow aggressively. Spotter of current trends, she is a popular speaker at international conferences and facilitates strategic workshops around the world. She is adjunct professor at McGill University and also a guest lecturer at International Masters Program in Practicing Management led by Lancaster University, McGill, the IMB (India) and INSEAD.
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Hamish Taylor │Keynote Speaker

Hamish began his career with Procter & Gamble where, from 1984 to 1990 he held a variety of Brand Management positions. From 1990 to 1993, he was a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse, specialising in marketing effectiveness studies.
He served as Chief Executive Officer of Eurostar Group, the organisation which oversees the Eurostar business in the three participating countries (UK, France and Belgium) and at the end of 1999 Hamish was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury's Bank, a joint venture between J Sainsbury's and the Bank of Scotland. He followed this with a period as CEO for Vision UK. Vision is a highly innovative consultancy with major clients including Time Warner, General Motors and Citibank. In 2004 Hamish established his own company, the Hamish Taylor Skills Exchange Network, and  he has consulted or spoken for a wide variety of organisations including Microsoft, RBS, BAA, Camelot, Inland Revenue, Post Office, Diageo and the Economist.
Hamish is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport.

Graham Peaker │Keynote Speaker

Function: Intelligence Coordinator
Organisation: UEFA
Nationality: New ZealandI am currently employed in the Disciplinary Services unit of the UEFA Legal department as Intelligence Coordinator.
I have held this position since February 2009. Prior to that I was employed in the Information & Communication Technology unit as an IT specialist. I started my working life at UEFA in 1992.
The role of Intelligence Coordinator consists of the collection; analysis and distribution of betting related information concerning both UEFA competition matches and matches of the domestic competitions of UEFA’s 53 member associations. In addition I am responsible for the education and match-fixing prevention programs targeting young players; referees; coaches and administrators throughout our member associations


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The European Lotteries          Ortra Ltd.

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