BOF AMERICAS 2013: WMS - The Need to PivotPresentation Transcript
June 25, 2013
A member of the Chicago business community since Harry Williams, a Stanford
University-trained engineer and inventor of the pinball machine “tilt” mechanism,
founded Williams Electronics Inc. in 1943.
A leading supplier of innovative and interactive gaming products, and enabling
technologies to casinos worldwide.
We design, manufacture and distribute games, video and mechanical reel-spinning
slot machines, video lottery terminals and gaming applications to customers in legal
gaming venues, and offer a full suite of online gaming solutions for fun, casual, social
games and poker, as well as play-for-fun casinos.
We excel by strategically marrying innovative content, hardware and differentiated
Who We Are…
We work and live by our core values – Passion,
Innovation, Integrity, Respect and Quality …
with a Management focus on the 4 Ps --
People, Products, Process and Profit.
A Legacy of Product Innovation
• 1930’s Arcade Games
• 1950’s Pinball Games
• 1970’s Video Arcade Games
• 2010’s Online Gaming and Play4Fun
WMS pivots every 20 years. Today, we are redefining ourselves through an
exploration of casual and wagered online gaming.
Innovation is in our DNA
We Dream Big and Create New Realities
Our Culture of Innovation is unique in the casino industry.
Combine creative content, advanced technologies and intellectual
Create differentiated gaming experiences that delight players and
benefit casino operators around the world.
Envision a grand new opportunity for our customers in the convergence
of traditional casino entertainment with players’ desires for gaming
content across the full spectrum of online, social, casual and mobile
Work smart to turn our visions into reality.
The WMS Culture of Innovation
It takes a village of diverse skills and experiences to create and provide the
most compelling gaming experiences to casinos around the world:
Every one of our 1700+ employees in nearly 30 locations is considered an
innovator, and we have the most talented team in the industry.
We know the next Great Idea can come from anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Collaboration yields different perspectives and great solutions.
Innovation excites us, unites us and enables us to meet the needs of our
internal and external customers.
SPARK! Challenge-Based Innovation Campaigns
• Platform for collaborative creativity
• Ideas are sorted by topic with the help of
• Challenge owners determine the process
and criteria for acceptance
• Challenge owners decide if the solution is
Employer of Choice
It is our Culture of Innovation that makes WMS special!