With 30+ years of accumulated experience in the banking, information technology and services sectors, Gabriel Szlaifsztein decided to embark on the adventure of the gaming industry without having had a previous knowledge of the sector. Quickly, with the support of his co-workers, he managed to gain all the necessary information around this fascinating world.
Through an unmissable dialogue (in Spanish, with precise English subtitles; don’t forget to activate your subtitles settings in YouTube) for the ‘G&M 1on1’ cycle, this renowned executive, current General Manager and Business Consultant for Latin America at Continent 8 Technologies, offered, with a clear and dynamic speech, a master class on the technological development of the online gaming segment, a space in which his firm is a global benchmark. In fact, Continent 8 Technologies is a provider of managed hosting, connectivity, and cyber security solutions that is bringing 20 years of iGaming experience to the LatAm market. With a world-wide carrier-grade network spanning over 70 connected locations and 4 continents, Continent 8 can support local businesses to grow globally.
Without technicalities, but rather explaining why the company has reached that leadership position and how it is collaborating with operators in the region, Szlaifsztein pointed out the importance of having a wide communications network, a robust security system and a 24/7 technical support in all languages to ensure fast access to online technology.
In times of extraordinary progress for iGaming and growing demands from users, the manager indicated how the Continent 8 network is designed to support any number of simultaneous transactions without affecting the service, an essential advantage compared to competitors. This is and evidence of the strength of the service in terms of transactionality, network availability and cloud capacity.
Based on more than 20 years of global experience, and after several inquiries from operators, Continent 8 decided to expand to LatAm to collaborate with its customers (existing and new) in the region, delivering a service of the highest quality.
According to Szlaifsztein: “Our objective is to differentiate ourselves with proximity, knowledge, technical support in the same language. I’m talking about a capable technical support in the type of business that we offer, that is, a high availability, security business; one in which we know that loyalty is given by the amount of times the client is going to connect; in this case, the player. So I see a future of pure growth and development for Continent 8 in Latin America. We will be opening more points of presence, as online gambling is being regulated in this region, generating new opportunities.”
Some other highlights of this very interesting interview can be mentioned here:
ABOUT HIS INTEGRATION TO THE COMPANY
“When the opportunity to join Continent 8 appeared, I could discover what kind of company it is at a global level. I saw the company providing maximum service availability anywhere in the world, at the same level of quality, with the same level of security and the same level of support. So, obviously, the decision was easy to make. Later, I had to learn certain peculiarities of gaming. I am grateful to my supervisors and colleagues who helped me understand those details.”
ABOUT CONTINENT 8 ADVANTAGES
“Continent 8 was a forerunner in terms of technology service for the gaming sector, as a provider of solid infrastructure, connectivity and security for the companies that started in this business. Over 20 years, the company had a whole learning curve that led to a level of specialization and knowledge on the entire service chain for this business model. It offers a huge degree of efficiency and the highest speed for an operator to put the platform up and running quickly, based on a world-class experience.”
ABOUT LATAM EXPANSION
“The company has a growth projection that, although it started in Colombia, has two more arrival points, at first, for what it is the Spanish-speaking market: Uruguay and Argentina. The idea is to extend the network and the points of presence in the markets and in places where the business is growing and developing. There is a third option, which is Brazil. That will also be accompanied by the advance of regulation that is being carried out in Brazil at this time.”
The full 29 minutes interview is available on G&M News’ YouTube channel.