Metaverse trailblazer Matthew Ball to deliver a keynote at SBC Summit Barcelona

Matthew Ball metaverse trailblazer, pioneering tech authority and bestselling author, will deliver a keynote at SBC's flagship event — the SBC Summit Barcelona 2022 conference and trade show.

Ball's thoughts are certain to appeal to the SBC Summit Barcelona delegates, as he has played a monumental role in understanding the metaverse and emerged as one of the most influential voices associated with the concept.

His book ' The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionise Everything ' has been praised by the likes of Tim Sweeney , Founder and CEO of Epic Games, Kenichiro Yoshida , CEO of Sony and Reed Hastings , co-Founder and co-CEO of Netflix. The latter had described Ball's work as "separating fact from fiction, hype from reality" and a "foundational reading for anyone that wants to understand the possibilities of the Metaverse."

In his live-broadcasted keynote titled ' The Metaverse , ' the bestselling author will provide the definition of the much-debated concept, explain when it might emerge, the technologies that are required, and most importantly, how the metaverse will change the world we live in.

Matthew Ball commented: "The Metaverse will come to affect every person, sector, and country, creating new jobs, pass times, and business models. This is a multi-trillion dollar event — and sports betting and iGaming are likely to be among the first categories it will transform."

Even though the term 'metaverse' was coined by the author Neal Stephenson in 1992, the concept has come to dominate the big tech discourse after Facebook changed its name to 'Meta' to reflect the company's growing ambitions beyond social media. According to the Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg : "The metaverse is the next frontier just like social networking was when we got started."

Ball had previously served as the Global Head of Strategy for Amazon Studios , a Director at The Chernin Group's Otter Media , and an Executive at Accenture . Today, he is the Managing Partner of EpyllionCo , which operates an early-stage venture fund and a corporate and venture advisory arm, a Venture Partner at the Makers Fund and a Founder of Ball Metaverse Research Partners .

The author has written for publications such as the New York Times , The Economist, and Bloomberg and has been covered by The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Vice, CNN, Financial Times, and BBC, among other reputable outlets. In July 2022 , he wrote the cover story for TIME Magazine, which focused on the Metaverse.

Rasmus Sojmark , CEO & Founder of SBC, said: "We are thrilled to have Matthew Ball join us at SBC Summit Barcelona . This year, we've built a dedicated conference and zone to discuss everything emerging tech, blockchain and metaverse . Matthew's status as the metaverse guru and his thought-provoking ideas turn this keynote into one of the most anticipated moments on the conference schedule. His in-depth analysis of the key technologies will inevitably bring the industry closer to the new era of the metaverse."

Ball added: "I am excited to bring the Metaverse to the SBC Summit Barcelona audience. The only way to capture this opportunity is to first understand it. Only then can one prepare for it and realize it."

The ' Metaverse ' keynote panel is part of the extensive conference programme of the 'Emerging Tech, Blockchain and Metaverse Zone' for the second full day of the global sports betting and iGaming industry event , which takes place at Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc on 20-22 September.

Ball has already committed to return to Barcelona for the 2023 edition of the conference and trade show to deliver a follow-up keynote on the ever-evolving topic of the metaverse and the exciting developments for the gambling space.

Visit the SBC Summit Barcelona website to book your ticket to SBC's biggest-to-date conference and trade show that will give you access to over 200 exhibitors and insights from 350 leading industry executives and specialists .

CONTACT: Dennis Algreen , , +44 (0) 7588 706660

Cision View original content:


Cision View original content:

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

The Conversation (0)
East Side Games

The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.

Watch the launch trailer here .

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less
NorthStar Gaming Chairman and CEO Michael Moskowitz.

NorthStar Gaming Leverages Content to Create Engaged, Active Players, CEO Says

NorthStar Gaming (TSXV:BET,OTCQB:NSBBF) is leveraging its rich, compelling content to better engage its customers, which ultimately leads to higher revenue, said NorthStar Chairman and CEO Michael Moskowitz, following an earlier announcement that the company is rolling out enhancements to the Sports Insights content on its platform.

“From the time that we founded NorthStar Gaming, we took the view that providing compelling content would lead to higher engagement with our customers,” he said. "And we're finding just that. We're planning to launch Sports Insights 2.0 in the first half of 2024 with redesigned sports and homepages, live scoreboards and tickers, live odds, trending topics and a greater tie-in in terms of the player journey and promotional offers that we provide to them."

Moskowitz noted that leveraging content helps attract new customers, with several media organizations using the company’s content on their own sites. “Ultimately, these articles and this content will help to create awareness around the NorthStar Bets brand and platform, and ultimately drive traffic to our site, which will convert into revenue.”

Keep reading...Show less
hand touching phone

Game-changing Prospects for the iGaming Market

iGaming has grown considerably in recent years. Driven by innovations in web technology and a changing regulatory landscape, online casinos and sportsbooks are more popular than ever.

To understand how the landscape may change moving forward, investors should assess how the industry has evolved in recent years.

Keep reading...Show less
smartphone on podium

Top Trends Shaping the Canadian iGaming Market

From emerging technologies to evolving regulations, the trajectory of iGaming has changed substantially in recent years as the market has experienced significant growth.

In 2022, Ontario's provincial government introduced game-changing legislation that established a regulatory framework for iGaming. Due to this legislation, regulated iGaming successfully displaced the unregulated market, according to Attorney General Doug Downey, creating over 1.6 million active player accounts across more than 70 operator websites as of April 2023 — just over one year following the change.

Ontario's regulation has also laid the groundwork for widespread change in the iGaming space across Canada. As iGaming continues to evolve, it's important to have a deeper understanding of both new and existing trends that will shape the industry's future, as well as regulations.

Keep reading...Show less
NorthStar Gaming Holdings

NorthStar Gaming Holdings

Keep reading...Show less
NorthStar Gaming Announces New Partnership Agreement with BettorView

NorthStar Gaming Announces New Partnership Agreement with BettorView

Partnership strategically positions NorthStar to reach consumers in restaurants and bars across Ontario

NorthStar Gaming Inc. (TSXV: BET) is proud to announce it has entered a partnership agreement with BettorView that will enable NorthStar to engage with consumers in restaurants and bars across Ontario. The partnership provides NorthStar with the opportunity to further expand player acquisition across both sports wagering and online casino in a frictionless and convenient manner.

News Provided by Newsfile via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Latest Press Releases

Related News