Dr. Laila Mintas
Dr. Mintas is a C-Level Executive and serves as an independent consultant in the sports and technology industry, including the sports betting, digital sports and fan engagement sector. Her focus is on the use of emerging technologies and developments and how those are changing sports, society and the consumer behaviour and lead to new revenue streams.
Dr. Mintas is a lawyer by trade. Over the last years, she served as the Deputy President of Sportradar US, the global technology company that is the leader in analysing and leveraging the power of sports data. She managed 350+ employees with offices in New York, Minneapolis, Menlo Park and San Francisco. During that time, Sportradar was valued at $2.4 billion USD. Sportradar applies technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive data insights on a variety of business verticals for the creation of unique experiences across platforms in real time.
She is experienced in managing high level relationships with league partners in the US such as NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, MLS, CONCACAF and several others on a global level including FIFA and UEFA and with clients such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, AP, Yahoo, Deutsche Bank, Allianz, DraftKings, FanDuel etc.
Dr. Mintas is a global thought leader on sports data, sports betting legislation, regulation and sports integrity with speaker engagements around the world including Europe, Australia, North America, Central America and Asia. She published more than 100+ legal publications in the top academic and professional journals about sports betting and sports law. She serves as Guest Professor at several Universities such as Columbia University, NYC, St John's University NYC, University of New Hampshire and Humboldt University Berlin/Germany on topics such as Sports Law and Sports Integrity. She is a board member of the law journal World Sports Advocate and has her own Sports Law Column at InsideWorldFootball.com.
Dr. Mintas Previously worked several years at the international law firm White & Case LLP in Berlin, Germany and specialised i.a. in Sports Law, Gambling Law, Compliance and Litigation. She wrote her Ph.D. in Betting via the Internet in Europe which became a well-recognised book in its field. Previously, she was the head of Legal and Head of International Development for FIFA's Early Warning System (FIFA EWS) in Zurich, Switzerland and the first Director of Sports Integrity at CONCACAF, the governing body for Soccer in North America, Central America and Caribbean being responsible for all 41-member countries including the US, Canada and Mexico. In both positions, at FIFA and at CONCACAF, Dr. Mintas used data to prevent, detect, investigate and sanction match manipulations in sports that are linked to sports betting.
In 2018, Dr. Mintas received for her personal achievements the Leaders in Sports U 40 Award, the SBJ Game Changers Award and the International Award for Women in the Gaming Industry – Inspiration of the Year. She was named one of 25 executives to watch in 2019 by the Global Gaming Business GBB magazine, selected as SBJ´s Power Player Sports Betting 2019 and Business Insider´s Leaders of the Sports Betting Industry 2019.