Thought Leadership Councils

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A need exists for a knowledgeable, safe harbor, clear, and independent platform for interested groups to have policy-based and best practice discussions. Government officials continually strive to deal with marketplace expansions, new technologies, and the challenges with crafting policy and regulations. Moreover, there are many “experts” and “pundits” that often omit key considerations for the long-term sustainability of any industry segment.

There is no other platform in the world that has the focus, resources, built-in neutrality, and unbiased roots to shepherd this format. The intended goal is to provide guidelines so that the marketplace may thrive and grow in a responsible way.

Thought Leadership Councils
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Thought Leadership Council Objectives

The Center’s Thought Leadership Council platform seeks to factor in as many relevant viewpoints possible about the complex issues constantly emerging in regulated industries. The intention for council gatherings is to generate best policy and practices output for commercial, tribal and lottery-based betting infrastructures.

The key objectives for The Center's Councils are to:

  1. Convene stakeholders in an equally balanced forum
  2. Provide a safe harbor format
  3. Incorporate all stakeholder viewpoints
  4. Continually evaluate and evolve policy and best practice models
  5. Identify and document common guidelines ecosystems and,
  6. Provide useful output that translates to the formation of policy and best practice guidelines

Format

Rules of Engagement

Participants are asked to bring their experience and thoughtfulness to contribute to the betterment of this industry segment and to build a framework of useful output that benefits both the existing and emerging marketplace. Personal and corporate objectives should be left at the door.

Composition and Roles

ICGR

Acts as the host, facilitator and coordinators of the councils.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS

These groups will bring subject matter expertise from segment areas so that policy operating opportunities and challenges can be identified. These groups will continue to evolve as needed.

The Process and Its Output

GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS

These meetings are intended to bring the entire group together to exchange information as needed.

STAKEHOLDER GROUP MEETINGS

Involves five to seven principle members from specific ecosystem segments who identify policy matters important to their expertise area. It is up to the group to decide which issues are relevant.

SUMMARY AND DOCUMENTING

The ICGR will summarize and collapse the stakeholder group meetings to bring forward to the general assembly for exchange and comment. Agreement and concurrence will not be required, but rather opposing and alternative views should be surfaced.