This year’s Gaming Technology Conference will showcase IGT’s lineup of industry-changing products:
- Award Winning IGT Advantage suite of products, including the latest player and bonusing applications
- IGT’s server based solution delivers access to the world’s largest game library, enhanced player and branding communications through Media Manager and provides the most comprehensive game play data in the industry
- Connected Tournament solution with the latest release of Tournament Manager featuring walk-up style tournaments, leaderboards with live video feed and the popular tournament theme Siberian Storm, available in both connected and stand-alone options
- Double Down Interactive, the world’s largest social gaming network providing you the ability to build loyalty among your customers in great new way
- Groundbreaking eGaming solution - delivering the world’s best-performing casino games with IGT rgs (remote gaming server)
Visit booth 216 to see the latest innovations from IGT.
Charles Harper, DoubleDown Interactive Vice President of Business Development
As member of the executive management team, Charles Harper is responsible for the IGT Social Gaming Partner Program as well as strategic distribution partnerships with top tier companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, business strategy for globalization, and mobile distribution. Previously, as General Manager of Business Development for GameHouse, the Casual Games Division of RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK), Charles was responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing business strategy, legal affairs and strategic partner management for the division including the mobile, social and online business units. This included running the P&Ls for all retail business and alternative platforms. Before Real, Charles was Vice President of Business Development at Screenlife, LLC, the makers of Scene It?, where he managed the acquisition of the content for the Scene It? games as well as launching Scene It? on the Mobile, Xbox, IPTV and online platforms and assisted with the successful sale of the company to Paramount. Prior to that, Harper worked at WildTangent where he managed the custom games business group working with partners such as Nike, McDonalds, General Mills, Microsoft, Intel and Anheuser- Busch. He started his career in gaming nearly 14 years ago at Real as a founder and head of Business Development for the then new RealArcade group, launching both the web site and the RealArcade client. He is credited as selling the first online, in-game advertisement. Prior to moving to games Harper managed sales teams in the professional services, media, advertising and technology sectors as well as working in advertising.
Vijay Raghavan, Executive Director Service as a Software
Vijay Raghavan joined IGT in 2011 bringing more than 20 years of technology and leadership experience. He is Executive Director for IGT Software as a Service (SaaS) and general manager for the IGT Cloud. In this capacity, he is spearheading IGT's drive to enable business agility for its partners with scalable SaaS solutions. These SaaS capabilities are being used to create solutions in the land, on-line, mobile, and social spaces for our customers. Before coming to IGT, Vijay was the General Manager for Cisco's Emerging Cloud Technologies where he led incubation of Cisco's next generation Cloud solutions. He was additionally responsible for leading strategy and operations for Cisco's $3B Managed/Cloud Services business. He had also led strategy, business development and engineering functions at leading companies including McKinsey & Company and Oracle Corporation. Vijay has an MBA in Finance & Venture Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he was on the Director's Honor List. He also earned his MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer.
Awards and Honors
2012 – Info-Tech Research
Info-Tech Research, an independent research company, recognized IGT as "Champion in the CMS Market." The vendor landscape report gave IGT's Advantage System the Value Award and Trend Setter Award.
2012 – International Gaming Awards
IGT was named Best Slot Manufacturer of the Year at the International Gaming Awards. As Slot Manufacturer of the Year, IGT continued to innovate and develop the best in gaming with pop-culture brands that have ruled casino floors across the globe.
2012 – Southern California Gaming Guide
IGT was honored with the awards for Best Progressive Slot and Best Dollar Slot by the Southern California Gaming Guide Best Slots™ 2012. Within one week, two lucky Barona guests won a total of almost $1.2 million on Wheel of Fortune® slots. IGT's new Ghostbusters™ Who Ya Gonna Call slot, and The Hangover™ both received huge votes for Best Movie-Themed Slot. And IGT has a lock on the Best Video Poker Slot in Southern California as Double Double Bonus Poker®, Ultimate X Poker™ and Spin Poker™ proved to be favorites.
2012 - Casino Enterprise Management's sixth annual Slot Floor Technology Awards
Based on the popular hunting arcade game and featured on IGT's Center Stage Duo™, Big Buck Hunter Pro is the first slot machine to feature new game-play mechanics with arcade gun hardware. Big Buck Hunter Pro's integration of new play elements is seen as inventive and will help push slot machine development to the next level.
2012 – Strictly Slots Magazine
IGT dominated the Video Poker categories in Strictly Slots Magazine's reader poll. Winning all five spots in the Favorite Video Poker and Favorite Video Poker Bonus Game categories, IGT continues to offer the best video poker products that players love to play.
2012 – The Northern Nevada International Center
IGT Named Corporate Global Citizen of the Year by Northern Nevada International Center for its significant impact on the local economy.
2012 - Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards
IGT received the Operational Excellence Award as part of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) 100 Awards program with the Manufacturing Executive organization.