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IGT details systems conference

International Game Tecnology has announced the agenda for its third annual IGT Network Systems Users Conference, scheduled for June 9-11 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

The conference will carry the theme “The Path to Open,” focusing on the preparation needed to transition IGT customers to the open-network floor of the future.

Conference sessions will address the importance of network infrastructure, details on technologies driving the change, the importance of games readiness, and a business comparison of today’s networks with tomorrow’s casino floor.

Guy Kawasaki, recognized as the world’s first “tech evangelist,” will deliver the keynote address, “The Art of Innovation and Your Competitive Edge,” during lunch on June 10. Kawasaki is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, and is ranked as one of the top 100 bloggers in the world.

At Apple Computer, Inc., Kawasaki reportedly was one of those responsible for the success of the Macintosh computer. He has written eight books, including Rules for Revolutionaries and How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, and he has spoken to organizations as diverse as Nike, Audi, Wal-Mart, Sprint, Hewlett-Packard, MIT and Forbes.

Users Conference sessions have been arranged in 10 tracks geared toward new and advanced users, seven of which focus on optimizing existing IGT Advantage, EZ Pay, Table iD and IGT Mariposa products: Slot Technicians, Slot Operations & Accounting, Marketing, Information Technology, Business Intelligence, Table Operations, and Services & Support.

The remaining optional tracks focus on future technology, so attendees may pick and choose the level of detail they would like to hear: sb Impact on Operations, Transition to Open, and the new executive-level focused track, An Executive Look. The conference will also feature an “Interactive Area” with live demonstrations of all current IGT Advantage and IGT Mariposa products, as well as future sb and EZ Pay Smart Card technology.

To register for the IGT Network Systems Users Conference, visit or e-mail with questions.

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