At the 10th annual Global Gaming Expo last week, Judy Patterson, senior vice president and executive director of the American Gaming Association, spoke with AGA SmartBrief Editor Liz DeHoff about how the Global Gaming Expo has changed in the past 10 years, the most important leadership skill for success in the gaming industry and the latest research on responsible gaming. Among her key points:
- The Global Gaming Expo has doubled in size since its first year, reflecting the expansion of gaming in the U.S., as well as around the world. Mobile gaming and other technological advances have helped reshaped the industry.
- Leaders in the gaming industry must be adaptable. “The gaming industry is a fast moving, evolving industry that involves lots of technological innovation, lots of people skills,” she says. “And if you’re able to keep pace with all of that and find ways to apply it to your job, to your business, then you’re going to succeed.”
- Proposed changes in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders could have important implications for the gaming industry.