iGaming software supplier Bede Gaming has announced the appointment of Dan Whiteley as its Chief Technology Officer. He brings over 25 years of experience to his new role at the company, which is a subsidiary of German giant Gauselmann Group since 2020. Whiteley’s appointment took effect on July 3, following the departure of Bede’s previous CTO, Andy Wardle, earlier this year.
According to a press statement, Whiteley has experience in “complex technology solutions and digital products,” having previously held senior leadership positions at Jugo, CTS and global sports betting heavyweight Flutter.
He specializes in setting an innovative technology vision and strategy for digital transformation, product engineering, architecture, IT service, security and operations, pointed out Bede Gaming.
“I’m proud to become part of Bede’s journey,” commented Whiteley. “It’s a company with proven strength in engineering excellence, and the potential to build upon Bede’s current capabilities is an exciting prospect. I’m looking forward to working with the team to deliver cutting-edge technology for the iGaming market.”
Whiteley’s experience in building high-performing and scalable solutions is expected to fortify Bede’s operations and performance “into the next level of its growth strategy.” The Gauselmann subsidiary currently boasts the handling of over £7 billion ($9 billion) in annual stakes through its platform.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Dan to the team. As CTO, he will be pivotal in driving our technology strategy, collaborating with all teams across the business to ensure Bede is an industry leader in innovative and cutting-edge solutions,” said Colin Cole-Johnson, Bede’s Chief Executive Officer.
“He will be an integral part of Bede operations, both internally and externally, and his extensive experience in technology leadership makes him an excellent fit for this role,” Cole-Johnson added.
The new leadership appointment is the latest in a series of executive announcements by the software supplier, which named Cole-Johnson as CEO in March 2022 and recently appointed Kirsty Stewart as Chief Legal & Client Services Officer earlier this year.
“The addition of Whiteley’s expertise to Bede’s Executive team is further testament to Bede’s commitment to its customers, through innovative technical solutions, strong commercial relationships and customer-focused products,” said the company in a statement.
The Bede platform currently runs a live portfolio of five customer operators, including Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, and is maintained by an international staff of more than 300 team members across three continents.