GPWA Conference London 2008 Speakers

Gary Beal
Gary Beal
Head of Search and Training, Stickyeyes


Presenter, Top 12 SEO Tips for 2008
Thursday, 6th November, GPWA London 2008

Gary R. Beal has been in the Search Engine Optimization field for 11 years. He attended Ohio State University in the US and holds a Masters Degree in Biometrics and Mathematical Statistics. Working as a Freelancer in the United States, Gary came to Stickyeyes last year to “close the gap” between the US and UK in search engine optimization techniques as Head of Search Training and Product Research & Development. He has been instrumental in the development of many SEO and PPC tools as an analyst and consultant.

Gary has spoken at Search Engine Strategies (SES) conferences, Casino Affiliate Program (CAP & CAC), A4U (Affiliates 4 U), iGaming conferences around Europe, Social Networking and Dating conferences such as iDating, as well as the NMA, Online Marketing show in London and the upcoming SMX London conference, and that was just in 2007 and 2008. Gary has also been on 5 expert SEO panels and has written specialised articles for multiple online marketing publications. Gary specializes in Search, Pay Per Click, Affiliate Management and Email Marketing. He has worked for many years in lead aggregation for highly competitive industries such as Online Gaming, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Travel and Investments.


Michael Corfman
Michael Corfman
CEO, Casino City & Executive Director, GPWA


Presenter, Marrying iGaming Affiliate Marketing & Social Networks
Thursday, 6th November, GPWA London 2008

Michael Corfman, president and CEO of Casino City and Executive Director of the GPWA (Gambling Portal Webmasters Association), is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked as a senior database software architect for several companies, including Digital Equipment Corp., before founding Casino City’s parent company in 1990. Michael’s master plan for Casino City is very simple: to be the most trusted, most respected, and most visited source of Gaming information – both in print and online – in the world. In July 2006, Casino City acquired the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association. As Executive Director of the GPWA, Michael has initiated a variety of new programs for members and is currently spearheading the launch of Facebook applications enabling members to earn revenue using social networking.


Harry Lang
Harry Lang
Managing Partner, The Fridge


Presenter, Viral Marketing
Thursday, 6th November, GPWA London 2008

Harry is managing partner of The Fridge – iGaming's first truly integrated marketing agency. The Fridge specialises in creating campaigns that attract a higher quality of player for less money. Before that, he worked in commercial and marketing roles for CWC Gaming, amongst others. The rest of his career was spent running international campaigns for brands such as Budweiser, Allied Domecq, Penguin Books and BAT. He lives in London, plays mediocre poker and loves skiing.


J. Todd
J. Todd
Founder, APCW


Presenter, Adding Video to Your Website
Thursday, 6th November, GPWA London 2008

In 2003, J. Todd started the Association of Players, Casinos & Webmasters, which audited online gaming sites to ensure fairness for both players and webmasters. The APCW soon became one of the most highly respected "watchdog" sites for investigating and reporting issues. After the UIGEA was passed in 2006, J. Todd became an outspoken critic of the law and began making videos to educate players and industry personnel on the legal issues facing the industry in the U.S. These videos developed into the wildly successful, "Perspectives Weekly" series, which is carried across hundreds of websites and viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

J. Todd has since developed a weekly live radio show in partnership with Rounders Radio, and and he was the first to launch a social networking site for the iGaming industry. For his hard work and dedication, J.Todd was named one of the 300 most influential people in the online gaming industry by the iGaming Business "Industry Aces" Awards, and "Affiliate of the Year" for 2008 at the Casino Affiliate Programs Awards.