About the Speakers

Alessandro Allara
Alessandro is Sportsbook and Digital Director at SNAI. Start-up specialist, he has been involved in some of the major launches of the Italian market – Pianeta Scommesse, Totosì, GiocoDigitale and Paddy Power – backed up by a 20-year career in sportsbook, marketing, communication and e-gaming

Giovanni Carboni
Giovanni had been ADM’s consultant for the introduction of remote gambling in Italy. He founded Carboni&Partners srl consulting company in the gambling industry and EGLA (European Gambling Lawyers and Advisors) – network of layers and consultants expert in the gambling sector. He provide consultancy to many international gambling companies. Speaker in conferences on gambling he writes regularly on gambling specialised magazines.

Carmine Giordano
Carmine Giordano is currently head of marketing at and he joined tombola for the start-up of the Italian branch in 2011. He is in charge of all Marketing, PR and CRM activities and he represents tombola at Logico. Previously to tombola, he worked in the VAS (Value Added Services) sector at Fox MobileGroup taking care of all marketing activities for Southern Europe. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University.

Rodolfo La Rosa
With a over 19-year experience in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector, Rodolfo La Rosa is one of the pioneers of the Italian betting and gaming team and has developed deep knowledge and expertise in the sector, with particular focus to gaming/gambling regulations and sector specific contractual and corporate issues. He is author of several publications, presentations and articles in his key areas of practice – including the World Online Gambling Law Report, the GamblingInsider magazine, the World Gambling Briefing, the Annual European iGaming Congress & Expo (EiG) and ICE Totally Gaming – and he is teacher at the Masters on International Corporate Law of the Rome University “La Sapienza”.

Moreno Marasco
Moreno Marasco deals with technology and digital innovation since 1999. After various professional experiences around the digital world, in 2003 takes part in pioneering projects for the development of the Interactive Digital Terrestrial Television Platform for Telecom Italia Media (MTV, La7) and Mediaset. In 2007 he entered the field of online gaming, providing multi-channel technology solutions to Lottomatica. In 2009 he joins bwin, the European leader of online betting, a company in which he held various positions including Project Manager and Sports Marketing Manager, combining the digital experience with marketing. He’s currently the Italian Country Manager for GVC since 2015 and the President of the Italian Gaming Association LOGiCO since 2017.

Valérie Peano
Valérie is an attorney-at-law member of the Rome and co-founder of EGLA – European Gambling Lawyers & Advisors ( Valérie consolidated competence in gambling law starts as a full time adviser to SOGEI, technological partner of the Italian Gambling Authority within the International Gambling Observatory established from 2004 to 2008. In 2009, she was appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for the Studies of Gambling (EASG). Since September 2014, she acts as Vice-President of the Executive Committee. In 2015, she was appointed as member of the Experts group of the Italian Chamber of Deputies IV Permanent Commission (Finance) for gambling matters. She contributes as coordinator and author to gambling and legal reviews both at national and international level and is a regular speaker at key gambling conferences. 

Valeria Sivvery
Valeria Sivvery has been with Betclic Everest Group since 2014 as marketing manager for the Italian market, where she coordinates all the marketing and communication activities. Before joining Betclic, she has developed vast experience in the digital world with a focus on mobile gaming and entertainment.

Christian Tirabassi
With 20 years’ experience in international corporate advisory and business development, M&A, in the international betting & gambling industry, both online and offline, Christian Tirabassi advises private equity funds, investment banks, gaming operators and new entrants in international betting and gaming. Christian has a deep knowledge and understanding of several European countries’ legal and regulatory frameworks for betting & gambling through his work for several international groups in entering European licensed gaming markets. Christian studied a postgraduate course in International Business Strategies at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Marco Trucco
Marco Trucco has been at the helm of PokerStars Italia for the past three years and is now Associate Director at The Stars Group, in charge of marketing and market development for Europe for PokerStars, PokerStars Casino and BetStars. During his tenure at PokerStars Italia he launched casino games and betting, reinvigorated poker tournaments and strongly supported the shared liquidity process with the regulator. PokerStars has further enhanced its leadership in the poker offer and in June 2017 PokerStars Casino became the biggest Italian online casino as well. Marco worked within the online gaming industry since 2008 in numerous roles, he worked at Everest Poker as Country Manager and at Eurobet as Gaming Director. Marco is also founder and Vice President of Logico, the Italian online gaming operators association .