We spoke to Jason Angelides, President and Co-Founder of Epoxy.ai, about the suppliers impressions of the recent SBC Latinoamerica summit, and why LatAm is the next battle ground for iGaming innovation.
What are some of your key takeaways from the SBC Latinoamerica Summit?
In short, a big takeaway is that gaming is very much alive and well in Latin America. There is a strong sense of excitement about the long-term prospects of the industry in the region and one thing that was clear is that technology and innovation is a key piece of the core strategy moving forward.
In a hyper competitive, emerging environment like Latin America, differentiation is especially critical, and it was noticeable how much interest there was in new and emerging technologies, such as AI, as brands look to use whatever tool they can to stand out.
The untapped potential of the Latin America market is well-documented by now, is there anything specific about the market that excites you and why?
I think it’s no secret that, with a number of emerging or fledgling markets, new technologies will have a huge role to play in how these landscapes fulfil their potential, which makes Latin America really unique.
Gaming is just part of a larger entertainment ecosystem that is thriving in the continent, and the passion of the people and their appetite for new ways of engagement make Latam a tremendous place to innovate and grow the industry.
Heading to Miami as one of the industry’s true pioneers in AI-based personalisation, how do you plan to tailor your offering for the LatAm market?
By definition, AI is a technology that adapts itself to the behaviours of users and automatically tailors presented content to align with an end users’ preferences.
I think the real opportunity in Latin America is to get to a point where AI can bridge multiple forms of entertainment around gaming into a more unified customised user experience that feels connected. If we can achieve this, it will be an incredibly exciting prospect for not just us, but the entire industry.
How do you go about setting yourself apart from other competitors who may have similar interests in the LatAm market?
We’re adamant in our belief that AI is not just a plug and play product, but a collaborative solution that needs to be adapted to the specific requirements of each of the individual organisations we work with. One of our key differentiators is the ability for our platform to be adapted to support those different needs and to drive the key metrics that each of our partners desires.
We take a very hands on approach to adapting our technology and also implementing it in a way that helps the technology grow, so it learns and becomes more valuable across the broader industry.
Can we expect any exciting developments in LatAm from you in the near future?
We don’t want to give too much away, but you can expect to see some announcements in the near future as we bring the Epoxy.ai technology to the Latin American market. It is one that boasts incredible potential, and we’re confident that in a region as diverse and active, our AI solutions will be able to bring a real powerful point of differentiation to operators and suppliers in the region.