Andrew Cardno

He has led private Ph.D and master’s level research teams in visualization / development for over 20 years and this leadership has won Andrew two Smithsonian Laureates and more than 50 innovation awards. He is an inventor in over 60 granted patents, has published over 100 industry and academic articles and is a co-author on five books on applied analytics.

Andrew currently serves as the CEO of Game Changing Technologies, a company that is a well-recognized leader in the gaming industry and holds more 120 active gaming licenses for Tribal and non-Tribal casinos spanning more than 20 U.S. states.

Additionally, he is the Co-Founder and CTO of Quick Custom Intelligence, whose platform aligns player development, marketing and gaming with powerful real-time operational tools developed for the gaming and hospitality industries. QCI has installed their ground-breaking, highly configured software in more than 100 casino resorts in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the Bahamas. QCI products provide tooling for gaming operators managing over $20 billion in annual gross gaming revenue, these products are built on the QCI Platform, a best-in-class on-premises, hybrid or cloud-based technology that enables fully coordinated activities across gaming or hospitality operations.

Innovation Awards

Smithsonian Laureates in 2000 and 2001 from the Computerworld Honors Program

Data Warehousing Institute, Pioneering Product Award in Visualization Technology

Two-time winner of The Casino Journal award for 
"Most Innovative Gaming Product"

Casino Enterprise Management Magazine's inaugural 
"Slot Floor Technology Award"

Gaming & Leisure:
 "Interoperability Award"

CasinoTech "Top 20 Most Innovative Products"

IBM New Zealand Finalist for "Technology Impact"

About Cardno

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Surveying from Otago University, New Zealand and a Diploma of Computer Science from Victoria University, New Zealand. He has provided database, mapping and visualization products and consulting services to the following companies (among others), Seminole Gaming, Sabre, Harrah’s Entertainment Corporation, Penn National Gaming, Inc., Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., Wal-mart Stores, Inc., Best Buy Co., Inc., Mayo Clinic.
He currently lives in San Diego with his wife and four children.