Interview to Marco Tiso
With Italian operator Sisal scoring a hattrick of accolades at the EGR Italy awards last year and catapulting up the EGR Power 50 rankings to 26th place, online managing director Marco Tiso talks about the firm’s success in lottery and its plans for international expansion.
Forbes - Interview to Francesco Durante
Francesco Durante has worked for Sisal for over 10 years, and has been CEO for almost one year. He oversaw the growth of the main business units as well as managing the digitalisation process, and is now preparing to take the company even higher by focusing on internationalisation, technologies and a culture of responsible gaming.
Italy is near the bottom of the DESI Index that tracks the situation on digitalization across Europe, but in the 2019 edition it has moved up a place (from 19th to 18th) in the section on digital public services, rising 8.8 points (to a total of 58.7) compared to the European average, which grew 5 points (to a total of 62.9).
Working with the future doesn’t mean predicting what will happen. Only those who fail to understand the nature of the future and haven’t learned the lesson of complexity, perhaps the most important scientific novelty of recent decades, can think that working with the future means knowing what will happen.
Emilio Petrone, CEO Sisal Group
Led by CEO Emilio Petrone, Sisal Group has undergone a transformation, driving the development of payment services in Italy. How? By anticipating Italians’ needs based on an approach it now confirms with Bill.
Monica Del Naja, Head of Digital Payments
SisalPay attended SMAU this year to present two important novelties: two new products that embody the innovation the brand wants to bring to new business areas. It springs from a new, strategic approach based on open innovation, in which SisalPay is investing heavily, leveraging its new digital skills and payments world expertise.
Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball champion.
On September 9, 2018, Danilo Gallinari officially opened the first basketball court fully refurbished as part of the We PlayGround Together project, with the support of Sisal Group. The initiative has a mission to refurbish neighbourhood basketball courts in Milan.
Giuseppe Garzillo, INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES COORDINATOR, PWC ITALY
The trade associations representing gaming operators at both European and world level (The European Lotteries and the World Lottery Association respectively) have the stated objective of pursuing industry development along a path of responsibility and sustainability.
This area of the business is led by a former startupper who, in 2010, created an Italian carpooling platform (Avacar) before Uber and BlaBlaCar arrived on the scene.