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Dani Pokornik

Partner, Executive Technology Advisor/CIO
Dani has 30 plus years direct experience with regulated lottery environments and has served in many capacities including Security, Draws, Operations, Quality Assurance, Systems Development, Project/Program Management, and as Vice President of Information Technology (CIO) at a regional Canadian lottery. Through his service on national and international committees, participation in multiple national product launches, and sponsorship of critical technology initiatives, Dani has an international reputation for implementing effective lottery systems and delivering products while managing key stakeholder relationships. As Executive Advisor, Sports/Lottery Consultant, and Chief Technology Consultant for lottery service providers, Dani has been consulting with organizations to assess capability and increase delivery capacity, develop and implement roadmaps for successful lottery operations, and work with state lotteries to achieve successful lottery technology overhauls and product launches. Self-motivated and results oriented, Dani has been a trusted team member, collaborator, and leader with jurisdictional partners, suppliers, national consortiums, and international organizations.

Knowledge Domains

  • Strategic Planning
  • IT Risk Management
  • Architecture
  • Business Analysis
  • Coaching & Team Building
  • Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management
  • Systems Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Audit Controls
  • Project and Program Management
  • Operations
  • Change Management

Industry Experience

  • Lottery
  • Sports Gaming
  • Digital Delivery of Products & Services
  • Prize Centers and Taxation
  • Warehouse and Distribution
  • Transaction Processing Systems
  • Customer and Agent Service Centers
  • Financial Services
  • Crown Corporations and Government Entities
  • Non-Profit and Charities
  • International Business

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