Italian igaming operator Sisal has launched its first Innovation Lab in Italy, located at the Agnelli Foundation academic centre in Turin.
As part of the launch, the new lab will provide a selection of young digital experts the opportunity to develop their skills in technology and IT.
The new centre forms part of the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation, in which more than 500 employees – a quarter of the company, are involved in the implementation of new technologies and coding.
Mario Martinelli, chief information officer of Sisal, commented: “Sisal has always been an innovation-driven company. In recent years we have taken great strides: extending our offering to new countries, we have created new gaming platforms with the aim of becoming the market leader in technologies.
“We have invested in Data Platforms and Artificial Intelligence, as well as revolutionising our digital offering. I am delighted with our latest project: creating a hub dedicated to innovation that will focus on ideas, the development of talent, experimentation and research – enabling the whole company to look to the future.”
The Innovation Lab aims to attract the best talent from across different digital innovation training courses, to experiment and develop new ideas in the field of artificial intelligence and digital transformation.
Sisal noted that the project will be an opportunity to exchange knowledge, with the company executives sharing experiences with participants and vice-versa, whilst also offering the possibility of entry into the company.
Moreover, the laboratory will provide networking opportunities with universities, research centres and startups already in contact with Talent Garden.
Davide Filizola, chief digital officer of Sisal and project manager, commented: “The Innovation Lab was created to combine a specific need and a common ambition: the first is to actively contribute to the training of young professionals, while the second is to attract new skills.
“With this initiative, Sisal wants to create a space focused on digital issues outside of the company, while simultaneously nurturing ideas that can be developed into concrete projects within the company.
“Addressing strategic issues for our business, such as the implementation of artificial intelligence in Responsible Gambling, is crucial for us and a key pillar of our sustainability strategy.”