Stockholm-listed operator and B2B provider Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Chris Armes as chief information officer (CIO).

Armes will be responsible for developing the company’s technology strategy and will report to chief executive CEO Robin Reed.

He joins from SG Digital where he served as chief technology officer for the past two years. Prior to that he served as vice president of engineering and systems at Oracle for seven years.

“This is an opportunity to truly innovate in a dynamic industry,” Armes said of his new role. “I am looking forward to pushing the boundaries by leveraging new technologies and helping GiG to make a leap forward ahead of the competition.”

Armes will be supported by an expanded management team which includes Jonathan Gauci as senior vice president of technology, Stephen Borg as director of data, and Jan Flores as director of production operations.

“GiG’s vision is to make iGaming fair and fun for all,” said chief executive Robin Reed. “We want to do this by being the platform of choice for iGaming. To build the most flexible, efficient and scalable product we need to have the very best tech management team.

“Chris has a wealth of experience from senior positions within companies such as Sun, Oracle and lately with Scientific Games. Chris is the latest in a range of tech management hires and he will be a fantastic asset for the GiG team and its customers. I am thrilled to welcome Chris, Stephen, Jan and Jonathan onboard.”

Shares in Gaming Innovation Group Inc (OSL:GIG) were trading down 4.36 per cent at NOK10.52 per share in Oslo Tuesday morning.

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