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June 27, 2017 Dinner Meeting

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LorenzProject Management Applications in the Casino Industry

For those who have ever set foot inside a casino it’s obvious there are a lot of moving parts --- standard slots, progressive slots, promotions, media signage, table games, player loyalty programs, etc., not to mention a very unique and regulated environment. Lorenz will enlighten us with an insider’s view of this unique industry from a systems / project management perspective. He will describe various project types including new installations, conversions, and upgrades; sharing both success stories and key lessons learned. It promises to be a fascinating evening!

PDU: 1

Location: Twisted Fork Restaurant

pdf Project Management in the Casino Industry Presentation (1.08 MB)

Lorenz Ledesma's Bio

Lorenz Ledesma has worked in IT Project Management since 1999. He graduated DeVry University (Long Beach, CA.) in October of 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Information Systems. and began his career with Pacific Bell AT&T in San Ramon, California. During his work as an applications development manager and a project manager for Pacific Bell, Lorenz led both small and large projects within the Legacy Billing System. In 2006, he transferred to Reno as Sales Coach Manager for Nevada Bell AT&T where he supervised unionized call center representatives in the Reno office.
In December 2007 Lorenz accepted a position as Client Project Manager at Bally Technologies (now Scientific Games), where he was responsible for leading casino system installation/upgrade projects, as well as managing the client relationship. In 2011, he was promoted to Senior Client Project Manager, where his responsibilities increased to include oversight of the Latin America region. Lorenz has since transitioned to the domestic market with responsibilities geared around the top revenue generating accounts. He was promoted to Director Client Services in April 2017. Lorenz has been PMP certified since September of 2008, and is a charter member of PMI-NNV. On a personal note, Lorenz has been married to his wife Melissa since April 2007. They have 2 children and a 3rd child on the way in September.

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