Talent market update: data and analytics

first_img Pentasia’s Daryl King provides some key insights from Q2 surrounding the critical business area of data science, including contract day rates and the state of the talent pipeline Topics: People Tags: Online Gambling Email Address Regions: Europe Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People Pentasia’s Daryl King provides some key insights from Q2 surrounding the critical business area of data science, including contract day rates and the state of the talent pipeline.In the gaming industry, effective data analytics can be truly make-or-break for businesses. Well-architected data infrastructures, effective insight analysis and strong business intelligence (BI) leadership are critical components of a successful online gaming operation in 2019.For this reason, BI and analytics professionals have long been on the ‘hiring priority’ list, and the demand for talented and experienced data professionals shows no sign of abating.Requiring an advanced skillset, often coupled with a strong academic background, senior roles can be difficult to fill. Plus, with such high stakes, there’s little room for compromise.  Data scientists – those who can develop the all-important algorithms and statistical models which power products – are critical early-stage hires, as are the architects who can design and develop statistical systems. BI analysts provide ongoing value with insight and informed recommendations.High demand across all levels Gaming employers are working hard to fill talent pipelines – often facing strong competition from other industries. Candidates have clear control of the market, and are well aware of the value of their technical skillset.Even junior professionals or graduates can find themselves courted by multiple employers. Lower level analytics roles are in high demand across the industry and are suitable for graduates of computer science or a quantitative discipline with high-level data credentials (Python, R, SPSS, SQL, etc.).Gambling industry experience is highly desirable, but in the absence of it, knowledge of, or passion for, the gambling industry remains of utmost importance.Contracts are king Contract work is now the clear expectation of almost every experienced data professional. Those leaving permanent employment would rarely do so unless moving to contract, where they can expect to earn double the money and enjoy greater flexibility. Day rates of between £500-700 are typical, but this can vary depending on the exact skillset.Only the highest packages – £150-200k+ salary at director level – are able to entice data professionals away from the appeal of contract work.Moreover, many contracting candidates prefer to work as part of an established team on a project-by-project basis. Clients hiring for a single permanent role – a systems engineer, for example – can  expect to receive proposals from a contract team able to complete a set project in its entirety.Combining lower level in-house resources with experienced contractor talent appears to be an advisable approach for many employers, although given the pace of the market they have to be prepared to adapt and deal with talent churn.Things are particularly tough for UK employers at the moment. Significantly fewer applications have been received for London-based roles in a timeframe that seems to chime with Brexit uncertainty.However, other European locations including Austria, Romania, Bulgaria and Spain have seen a distinct uplift.This is undoubtedly an exciting time for BI and analytics in gaming. As ever-more advanced systems and automation become the new norm, the data talent market is sure to continue thriving.Daryl King is a specialist data and analytics recruitment consultant at Pentasia. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Talent market update: data and analytics 29th April 2019 | By Joanne Christielast_img read more

Gambling.com secures $15.5m Edison Partners investment

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gambling.com secures $15.5m Edison Partners investment Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Affiliate marketing provider Gambling.com Group has secured $15.5m (£12.6m/€14.0m) in new investment from growth equity investment firm Edison Partners.Gambling.com Group said it will use the funds to enhance its marketing services in the expanding US online gambling sector, with a focus on accelerating certain investments in the market.The provider, which cites the US as one of its key growth markets, also said New Jersey-based Edison Partners will support its US expansion plans as a strategic growth equity partnerAccording to Gambling.com Group, the new investment agreement represents one of the most significant deals between a US private equity fund and a performance marketing business focused on online gambling and sports betting.“We greatly look forward to bringing on Edison as our teammate in our new American journey,” Gambling.com Group chief executive, Charles Gillespie, said. “Edison is the right partner at the right time, and I expect our collaboration to deliver powerful results.“Their investment in the Group validates our thesis that we are the performance marketing and content platform best positioned to benefit from the expansion of regulated online gambling in the United States.”Gambling.com Group holds licenses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and recently opened a new office in North Carolina. The provider was also the first sports betting media group to be accepted as a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE).Chris Sugden, managing partner at Edison Partners, added: “The company will continue to monetize the large market opportunity in Europe while increasing investment in the US online gaming is expanding significantly as regulations are modified on a state-by-state basis.”Edison Partners, which manages more than $1.4bn in assets, will satisfy the new investment through a combination of new ordinary shares in Gambling.com and a sale of existing ordinary shares in Gambling.com by a previous shareholder.The investment will sit in Edison Partners’ latest fund that closed in December 2018, with a size of $365m.Last month, Gambling.com Group reported an increase in revenue for the first half of the year. Revenue was up by 34% year-on-year to €9.67m, with almost all of the rise attributable to organic growth. 5th September 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates Strategy Finance Email Address Affiliate marketing provider Gambling.com Group has secured $15.5m (£12.6m/€14.0m) in new investment from growth equity investment firm Edison Partners. Tags: Online Gambling Regions: USlast_img read more

EveryMatrix names co-founder Hornsletten as commercial chief

first_img iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has appointed Stian Hornsletten, its co-founder and previously chief executive of its casino division, as its new chief commercial officer. EveryMatrix names co-founder Hornsletten as commercial chief Tags: Online Gambling 3rd December 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People Strategycenter_img People iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has appointed Stian Hornsletten, its co-founder and previously chief executive of its casino division, as its new chief commercial officer.Hornsletten will be tasked with driving the supplier’s commercial strategy and bringing new large operator clients on board, as well as overseeing the sales, marketing and account management teams.Having co-founded EveryMatrix, Hornsletten served as CEO of the casino business from February 2008 through to July 2011. He was also executive chairman from January 2011 to April 2017, before taking on the role of executive director.Prior to starting up EveryMatrix, Hornsletten also co-founded BetOnBet, serving as its managing director between January 2001 and February 2008.“This is a very exciting time to be joining the commercial teams, and I look forward to working together with my colleagues to ensure that the company’s commercial strategy, products and service level are robust in today’s business environment,” Hornsletten said.“Our goal is to continue to increase market opportunities for partners and clients by focusing on providing our specialised technology and modular solutions alongside excellent service.”EveryMatrix’s chief executive Ebbe Groes, who co-founded the business with Hornsletten, added: “I’ve known Stian for a long time now and I am thrilled that he accepted to take over EveryMatrix’s commercial growth across all business units, from sports betting, payments to affiliate and, of course, casino.“Thanks to Stian’s technical skills, passion for this business and comprehensive expertise, I believe we can reach the commercial objectives we have set and prove once more that EveryMatrix is a leading B2B company within the iGaming industry.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

DEAC shareholders approve SBTech-DraftKings merger

first_img Shareholders of Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. have approved the acquisitions of DraftKings and SBTech and the public listing of the new entity. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Shareholders of Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. have approved the acquisitions of DraftKings and SBTech and the public listing of the new entity.At a shareholders’ meeting yesterday (23 April), investors holding 99.7% of Diamond Eagle shares voted in favor of the combination, with less than 0.04% voting against and the remaining shareholders abstaining.Through the merger, Diamond Eagle will acquire DraftKings for $2.10bn and SBTech for €590m ($634.1m). The new business will then be renamed DraftKings Inc and continue to be listed on the Nasdaq exchange.The business also voted in favor of moving the state of its incorporation from Delaware to Nevada, with holders of 86.6% of shares backing the move.Read more on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 24th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle DEAC shareholders approve SBTech-DraftKings merger Topics: Finance Sports betting Strategy Finance Tags: Online Gambling Regions: US Email Addresslast_img read more

APPG calls for gambling ad ban and in-play prohibition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address 15th June 2020 | By contenteditor APPG calls for gambling ad ban and in-play prohibition The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has published its final report on igaming harms, concluding that a range of strict new controls should be introduced, including a total prohibition on advertising and banning online in-play betting. The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has published its final report on igaming harms, concluding that a range of strict new controls should be introduced, including a total prohibition on advertising and banning online in-play betting.The report is the culmination of a year-long investigation into Great Britain’s online gaming market, which has seen evidence gathered from operators, lawmakers, the Gambling Commission, as well as those that have suffered from gambling related harms.It sets out more than 30 recommendations for regulatory change, perhaps most notably a blanket ban on gambling advertising. It claims that as gambling can cause harm to individuals, and as advertising is designed to encourage people to gamble, total prohibition is justified.However, it also suggests that strict controls similar to those set to be implemented in Spain, where gambling advertising is restricted but not banned outright, could be adopted. The prohibition should go beyond traditional channels, the group continued, and apply to console titles such as the Fifa football sim, where gambling branding appears on team shirts.Furthermore, it said, a review into the use of bonuses and incentives by gambling operators, to determine whether these contributed to harmful gambling. The APPG added that it is of the view that such prohibition should be banned.While the APPG welcomed industry efforts coordinated by the Gambling Commission to better manage VIP schemes, it demanded these “highly problematic” loyalty programmes be banned.“These schemes drive profit for the industry and […] the Commission itself has seen the dependence of the gambling industry on VIP customers of those who are disproportionately likely to be addicts,” the report explained. “One firm is said to have taken 83% of all deposits from just 2% of its customers through VIP schemes.“The award of VIP status has been cited as a factor in seven out of ten regulatory penalties issued to companies by the Commission for failures to prevent problem gambling.”The report goes on to take aim at products it considers to be particularly popular among problem gamblers, namely in-play betting, slots and online roulette. The APPG believes an independent review of how online products are regulated, tested and classified in terms of addictiveness, arguing that current processes appear to be heavily weighted in the industry’s favour.As such, it called for the speed of random number generated digital slots and roulette be reduced, with no free spins, turbo spins or reel stop play. Consumers should also be given more accurate information on their chances of winning, and the element of skill or random chance involved.A £2 slot stake limit that was first included in the APPG’s interim report in November 2019 should also be imposed, it added.For sports betting, the APPG believes in-play should be restricted to venues, or via telephone, saying this would bring Great Britain in line with Australia. However, Australia prohibits in-play entirely, having closed a loophole that allowed operators to take in-game bets via telephone in 2017.Across all products, it continued, it was “clear” that stake limits were needed to reduce harm. The risks associated with remote gambling are “clearly” not being managed effectively and comprehensively, meaning an urgent review of stakes and prize limits was needed.This should be followed up regularly, through a triennial review, with every customer to complete affordability checks that would allow deposit limits for their personal circumstances to be set.The group concluded that there was “no justification” not to have regulatory parity across channels, in that online gambling should be subject to the exact same controls and limits as land-based.“We would be interested to know the Gambling Commission’s view as to why this is not the case.”The group also renewed its attack on the Gambling Commission, that it has consistently condemned as not fit for purpose since November last year.“It is our view that the Gambling Commission is not fit for purpose and we recommend an urgent review of the Gambling Commission and its capacity to effectively regulate the burgeoning online gambling industry,” the APPG said. “The Government must commit further and more flexible funding for the Gambling Commission to enable it to cope with the growth in its responsibilities and there must be rigorous oversight as to how this is money is spent.”This should be supported by greater clarity for consumers on how to resolve disputes, overseen by a new industry ombudsman, it added.However, it did praise the Commission for implementing a ban on credit card betting, though questioned why it took so long for this to be implemented from 14 April. This, the APPG continued, was a “good start” but one that must be built on by banning betting with other forms of credit such as loans and overdrafts.“This cannot take two years as was the case with the credit card ban,” it warned.It also suggested that if reverse withdrawals – where a player cancels a request to withdraw funds from their account – is banned by operators such as GVC to protect players under lockdown, this feature should be banned permanently.Further work is needed on research, the report continues. It points out there is little understanding of female problem gamblers, saying a “large-scale piece of work” is needed in this area. This should be complemented by a nationwide prevalence study, to provide a basis for the government’s planned review of the 2005 Gambling Act.“We also recommend the establishment of a substantial longitudinal study to allow us to understand the development and lifecourse of gambling disorder, as well as the impact of awareness raising and treatment,” it said.Moving forward, ongoing research should be handled by an independent commissioning body, the APPG added.Publication of the report brings to a close a year-long process, that saw the APPG hold 10 public evidence sessions, closed sessions, supported by stakeholder submissions and meetings with the Gambling Commission and gambling ministers.The group’s chair and MP for Swansea East Carolyn Harris described the gambling sector as a “multi-million pound industry [that] has destroyed people’s lives”.“They resist change at every turn and claim to be reforming themselves but put forward limited changes. Their primary motive is profit,” she claimed. “During the Covid pandemic they said they would end TV and radio advertising but just ended up replacing ads with ads – that none of us want to see.“They have shown time and again that they will not effectively self-regulate. We cannot ignore this any longer. Urgent change is needed to stop this industry riding roughshod over people’s lives.”However, the APPG took exception to being indirectly called “prohibitionist” by industry associations such as the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), claiming that this was “to debase what is an important discussion to protect vulnerable people and children and prevent online gambling harm”.“Every day I speak to people whose lives have been destroyed by gambling addiction while the online gambling industry grows exponentially,” APPG vice chair and MP for Inverclyde Ronnie Cowan said. “This Government must not sit back and watch the unfettered growth of an industry that extracts money from people across the UK to line their own pockets.“We are bombarded by gambling across all mediums and our sports are in hoc to an industry which seeks to profit from them. Young men, women and families are being destroyed by online gambling.”As such, a totally new act to regulate the sector is ultimately needed, the APPG said. While changes could be made to some elements, a more comprehensive, updated framework was the only way to properly protect players, it claimed.While APPGs have no legislative power, the Gambling Related Harm group has been especially influential. Its recommendations, such as calls for stake limits and the interim publication from November last year, have caused significant declines in operators’ share prices previously.MPs lead the research component, and the group has also employed public affairs and association management consultancy Interel, with funding provided by entrepreneur Derek Webb.Webb is a prominent advocate for changes to British gambling regulation, who played a key role in campaigning for changes to fixed-odds betting terminal stakes from April 2019. 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Cometh the crisis, cometh the leader

first_img Topics: People Email Address The pandemic has posed a number of current and future challenges to high-performing execs in the real-money gaming space and certain behavioural traits will be advantageous in meeting these, writes Andrew BullossAs lockdowns enveloped the world and consumers faced the prospect of staying indoors for three months, the gambling community went online.Notwithstanding the cancellation of most mainstream sport and the impact this had on sports betting revenues, for those gaming operators and suppliers who generate the majority of their revenue online, this wholesale shift by their customer base to digital arguably created more opportunity than challenge. However, the recent crisis is an entirely unexpected one, one that has disrupted the industry and set unprecedented challenges for leadership executives and teams.A crisis is often seen as the ultimate challenge to management and a true test of character, so what have we learned from this about the leadership qualities that have been most useful in recent times and what does that mean for future leadership in the industry?In our ongoing assessment of top-level executives in the industry, we always look for generic qualities that we know need to be present in any successful leader. This would include being visionary, people-focused, resilient, curious, communicative and inclusive, among others. The recent crisis has forced us to reprioritise this list and upgrade certain character traits.A measure of confidence in leadership Odgers Berndtson recently undertook a global study to investigate the nature of leadership in a world of accelerating change, in association with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.We asked almost 2,000 senior managers and executives at companies of all sizes around the world how confident they were that their company’s top leadership team could successfully navigate a world of ever-accelerating change.It found that just 15% believe their top team would do well when facing change at scale.Importantly, however, The Odgers Berndtson Leadership Confidence Index also identifies how specific leaders are coping and pinpoints the qualities and attributes companies need most from those in top roles to succeed in turbulent times.Our work identifies three key traits as being essential in leaders who can successfully manage through disruption.The first of these traits is a blend of compassion, empathy, humility and authenticity – what many might call emotional intelligence, but it’s more than that.There is still a lot of machismo among management in the gaming industry but expressing empathy effectively and authentically is gaining ground as a leadership behaviour. Leaders that have been able to engage displaced workforces during a time of emotional distress and upheaval have all adopted a similar approach. They are willing and consistent communicators, able to convey the message of ‘we’re in this together’ and recognise that they don’t have all the answers but temper this by displaying an urge to do the best they can for those they are leading.It is a new workforce engagement skillset that has inspired loyalty and even pride within workforces.More than this, however, it is a behaviour that employees now expect from their leaders and will be critical to leading them in the next six to nine months where the real-money gaming industry in particular will face significant workforce engagement challenges as it tackles continued remote working, further compliance and regulatory challenges imposed by regulators while also ensuring focus on business continuity AND allowing time for innovation.For those businesses with brick and mortar venues, the additional health concerns of employees returning to work and engaging customers is a further leadership test that will benefit from an empathetic approach.The second trait is agility and the pace at which change is made within a business. Acting on available data, learning on the go and dynamic course correction.Those leaders getting it right have led their organisations down two paths; they’ve pivoted to win customers in completely new demographics or territories and they’ve doubled down on those parts of the business that they know are going to succeed in the ‘new normal’.It’s required courage, resilience, entrepreneurialism and an ability to inspire a workforce in order bring them on a journey. Not only must they understand what’s needed across their teams, but they must also be able to work collaboratively, inspire and foster new ideas, and engage people across the organisation.In the real-money gaming industry, this will have meant some brave decisions from CEOs on either staying in or pulling out of existing markets and the merits of entering new ones. It will also have required courage to stick with new product and tech road maps rather than remove investment when the going got tough.Indeed, following the early lockdown period, after businesses had adjusted to remote working, many gaming organisations have invested time and resource into new product and technology – taking advantage of thinking time away from the office to innovate while also accessing great talent that may have been released from competitor businesses. The results of this innovation time are still to be seen and may come later this year.For business leaders outside of the real-money gaming industry however, reframing has meant much more than just adapting business models and products.Those at the top of their game have either built upon or adapted their organisation’s cultural identity to instil a sense of purpose within the wider context of the pandemic.They know that the existential question of ‘why we do what we do’ has become front of mind for almost everyone and talented people will increasingly choose to work for organisations whose purpose resonates with their own beliefs and values.So the third trait is about creating purpose. This is particularly challenging for leaders in the real-money gaming industry. How do you create a sense of purpose in the workplace when faced with age-old negative perceptions of gambling and the increasing media scrutiny around the industry’s impact during the pandemic?On top of the pandemic, going beyond industry expectations in tackling diversity and inclusion, and adapting positively in light of the Black Lives Matter movement are two areas where we may see real-money gaming leaders with high-performing skillsets take novel approaches to create a sense of purpose in their organisation.This is important. As the industry fights a perception battle, the need to create a message to prospective future talent will be critical.If employees are now much more aware of the need to engage in work that is meaningful, with organisations that serve a higher purpose and are seen to ‘do good’, what does this mean for the gambling sector in terms of talent attraction?How do gambling businesses create more value beyond the bottom line, in line with the drive for companies to be more purpose-driven?How can companies and the industry reframe themselves post-Covid? How will the sector adapt and move forward? Has the pandemic made a moral compass an essential leadership tool?At the same time, how many gaming leaders are looking to use the pandemic as a way to reset or restructure their business for a post-pandemic environment?How are organisations using remote and home working to rethink their approach to attracting more diverse talent? In the future, flexible working policies will likely drive employee retention and attraction, and not having one will put your business at a disadvantageAs leaders move from managing the crisis to resetting the strategy and leading the transformation of their organisation, this is the time for leaders to take risks, change the game. Here are a few things for leaders to contemplate: • Incentivise by something other than survival – change the mindset to leading with positivity.• Turn new-found agility into a good habit – innovate and execute quickly to embrace new ways of thinking and working.• Don’t allow positive behaviours and practices adopted during this period to be lost post-lockdown. What have you learned during this crisis that will drive future change?• As a people-focused leader what are you doing to present a sense of purpose for your business and use new ways of working during Covid to build a more diverse workforce for the future?Over the next six to nine months, evolving employee expectations, shifting customer demographics, societal movements, new technologies and successive waves of the virus will create further change in real-money gaming.This new set of leadership capabilities will be critical for industry CEOs and other gaming leaders in not only charting a course through the disruption but in bringing their organisation out of the pandemic even stronger than it was before.Our society is unlikely to revert back to its pre-pandemic state so why should our industry?That being said, there are no precedents for organisations in the industry doing things dramatically different and being successful, but surely unprecedented times demand unconventional approaches.Which of the industry’s many businesses is willing to be unconventional?Andrew Bulloss is partner and head of the global gaming practice at Odgers Berndtson. He specialises in executive search for organisations recruiting directors, senior executive, C-level and non-executive directors in the international gaming and gambling industries. He is the practice head within Odgers Berndtson responsible for promoting our firm’s global capabilities within these markets internationally. People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The pandemic has posed a number of current and future challenges to high-performing execs in the real-money gaming space and certain behavioural traits will be advantageous in meeting these, writes Andrew Bullosscenter_img Cometh the crisis, cometh the leader Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 7th August 2020 | By Stephen Carterlast_img read more

Kluster Krystals Megaclusters by Relax Gaming

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Bragg extends Latin American presence with Mexico’s Logrand Entertainment

first_imgStrendus will also be able to utilise Oryx’s player engagement and data tools on the Oryx Hub, including real-time leaderboards, free rounds, tournaments, jackpots, quests and achievements to drive player engagement, conversion, retention, loyalty and value. Tags: Oryx Gaming Bragg Logrand Entertainment Group 7th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Email Address B2B gaming technology provider Bragg Gaming Group has agreed a new partnership with Mexican operator Logrand Entertainment Group. Content will include localised content, from studios such as Gamomat, Kalamba Games, Givme Games, Golden Hero, Peter & Sons and Arcadem, as well as Oryx’s portfolio of virtual lottery products. The deal comes after Bragg this week announced board member and ex-SBTech chief Richard Carter as its new chief executive. “We pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive product to our customers,” Logrand’s online products manager Eduardo Pelaez said. “Our casino tab and lottery offering will become a lot more attractive with the addition of Oryx’s dynamic content.” Bragg extends Latin American presence with Mexico’s Logrand Entertainment Founded in 2005, Logrand operates 10 land-based casinos in Mexico alongside its online brand Strendus Casino that was introduced in 2018. Oryx managing director Matevz Mazij added: “Further strengthening our foothold in Mexico is key for us as we continue to expand our position as a global supplier. Casino is a reputable and well-known brand in the Mexican market and we’re thrilled to extend their offering with engaging and entertaining content from our sought-after RGS studios.” Under the deal, agreed through Bragg’s ORYX Gaming subsidiary, Oryx content will be made available to players through Logrand’s Strendus Casino online brand in Mexico.  Online casino AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Mexico Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Online casinolast_img read more

Tokyo 2020 assigns NEC Corporation for face recognition technology at the…

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OnlineMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftThis will be the first time such technology is used at an Olympic and Paralympic Games, reflecting Tokyo 2020’s commitment to deliver the most innovative Games in history, Tokyo 2020 has stated in a Press release.NEC Corporation, a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner, will provide the face recognition system. The facial images of every accredited person will be collected beforehand and stored in a database; these will be used to verify identities at accreditation check points.Also Read: Olympic Channel ties up with Japanese broadcasters for content sharingTokyo 2020 Executive Director of Security Tsuyoshi Iwashita commented, “The key to Games security is to prevent unauthorised people or items from entering venues. Tokyo 2020 will utilise an automated face recognition system for accredited people, a first for an Olympic or Paralympic Games, to prevent unauthorised access. This latest technology will enable strict identification of accredited people compared with relying solely on the eyes of security staff, and also enables swift entry to venues which will be necessary in the intense heat of summer. I hope this will ensure a safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games and help athletes perform at their best.”NEC Corporation Senior Vice President Masaaki Suganuma added, “With our extensive experience and knowledge of biometric identification technologies, NEC is well placed to help ensure the Tokyo 2020 Games can be operated smoothly, safely and securely. NEC is a global leader in such technologies, including identification using facial images, iris scans, fingerprints, palm prints, finger vein, voice and ear acoustics, and has supplied more than 700 systems in over 70 countries and regions.”Also Read: Tokyo 2020 announces key creative professionals for opening, closing ceremoniesFace recognition technology will drastically increase security levels at the Tokyo 2020 Games, precluding spoofing, forgery and the use of lost or stolen accreditations. It will improve overall comfort and convenience, with verification being processed automatically and instantaneously, helping to ensure a safe and secure Games. Tokyo Olympics: Indian Olympic Association partners JSW as sponsor for Tokyo-bound athletes Latest Sports News last_img read more

Asian Games: The journey and facts from New Delhi 1951 to…

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The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang will feature 45 Asian nations in 58 sporting disciplines.In spite of India being a “Super Power” in Hockey then, the sport was not included in the New Delhi Asian Games in 1951. India had won all the six Olympic golds in Hockey between 1928 and 1956.Jakarta, Indonesia, has also played host to the 4th edition of the Asian Games in 1962.The 18th Asian Games also mark the first occasion when the Asian Games competition is spread across two cities – Jakarta and Palembang.The 1958 Tokyo included the field hockey ever in the Asian Games.The 1958 Tokyo is also credited for the debut of the Torch Relay in the Asian Games.In the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games, Indonesia government did not issue visas to athletes from Israel and Taiwan for political reasons.At the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi also marked the first ever broadcast on coloured television in India. The games with the state-of-the-art technology and hi-tech OB vans had ushered a new era for television broadcast in India.The 1982 Asian Games New Delhi were also the first Asiad ever to have a Games’ mascot – Appu.At the Seoul Asian Games in 1986, India’s PT Usha won four gold and one silver medal.The 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games in Japan were the first time ever that Asiad were hosted by a city other than a national Capital.Bangkok Thailand has hosted the event four times, and on each occasion, the closing of the Games was on the same day, December 20, and all were opened by Bhumibol Adulyadej.Bhutan, Maldives and Timor-Leste (East Timor) are yet to win a single medal at the Asian Games.In 2018 it will be the first time the Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities – the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, and Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra province.Bangkok is the only city to have hosted the Asian Games on FOUR occasions – 1966, 1970, 1978 and 1998. Bangkok is also the only city to host two consecutive Asian Games. Bangkok twice played host to the Asian Games as the countries which were allocated the right to host – Seoul (1970) and Singapore (1978) – have declined.Also in 1978, Islamabad was first chosen to host the Asian Games but Pakistan had declined due to conflicts with India and Bangladesh. Pakistan is yet to get an Asian Games ever since.The 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok were the first time ever when an Asian Games host city was decided by the bidding process.South Korea has played host to the Asian Games thrice – Seoul in 1986, Busan in 2002 and Incheon in 2014.Japan in 2026 will host the Asian Games for the third occasion after Tokyo (1958) and Hiroshima (1994).India, China and Indonesia have hosted the Asian Games on two occasions. 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WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start The 18th edition of the Asian Games will formally start with the inaugural ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, tomorrow (Saturday). From a mere six sporting disciplines and 11 nations in the first ever official Asian Games at the National Stadium (now Major Dhyan Chand Stadium) in New Delhi, the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta and Palembang will witness athletes from 45 nations competing in 45 medal disciplines.The torch relay, that connects the participating nations, and the mascot, the identity of the games, are today an integral part of the multi-nation, multi-sports Games, believe it or not, the inaugural Asian Games in 1951 neither had a torch relay nor a mascot. In fact, it had taken several editions of these two key aspects of the Games to emerge. 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