Gaming Technology Summit Keynotes Announced

9 March 2011

LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2011) – The keynote lineup is set for the ninth annual Gaming Technology Summit to be held at the Green Valley Ranch here May 23-25, and it includes speakers from Microsoft and Intel, two of the world’s largest and most influential technology companies.

Making keynote presentations will be Steve Murphy, Chief Strategy Officer, Microsoft; Michelle Tinsley, GM Embedded Technology, Intel Corp.; and Paul Steelman, CEO, Steelman Partners.

“This superb line-up of speakers reaffirms Gaming Technology Summit’s unique ability to bring together global technology providers and gaming industry leaders,” said Saverio R. Scheri III, Managing Director at WhiteSand Gaming, co-producer of the Summit along with BNP Media. “Each of our speakers will offer attendees real-world advice on how to achieve a broad range of organizational goals, from best practices to profit-building efficiencies and top-line growth.”

Murphy, formerly CIO at Hyatt Gaming and Cosmopolitan before joining Microsoft last year, will provide the opening keynote on May 24, and discuss how to coordinate technology strategy and execution. Steelman will be the luncheon keynote, presenting on the topic of the Green Casino, and how environmentally sound gaming facilities are driving financial and marketing success around the world. Tinsley of Intel will address the topic of emerging casino and resort technologies with the luncheon keynote on May 25.

The three keynotes are part of a program that includes over 30 information-packed conference sessions and vendor workshops during its two-day run. In addition, Mike Wood returns with his popular pre-show Project Management Workshop on May 23, and presenting sponsor Gaming Standards Association will again offer pre-show workshops that are open to all Summit attendees. For the complete program and to see a current speaker list, please visit

With the proven ability of the Summit to reach leading technology professionals, vendors have a unique opportunity to reach key customers through exhibit booths and sponsorships. Current sponsors include such leading companies as Aristocrat, Bally Technologies, Intel, IGT and Konami. Any company interested in being a part of GTS should contact BNP Media’s Lesley Grashow, (203) 938-2782 or

The Summit is co-produced by WhiteSand Gaming, which provides strategy, operations and technology consulting services to the gaming and hospitality industries; and BNP Media Gaming Group, the leading producer of trade magazines, newsletters and trade shows serving the gaming industry around the world.

Media contacts: Charles Anderer, Group Publisher, Gaming, BNP Media, (914) 948-5758,; Jim Nickerson, Director, WhiteSand Gaming, (702) 798-0647,

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