Date: 12.12.2023

by Mateusz Mazur

Gaming Innovation Group Welcomes Matthew Saxon as New CTO

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), a key player in the iGaming sector, has recently announced the appointment of Matthew Saxon as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Platform & Sportsbook.

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This strategic move is part of GiG’s ongoing efforts to bolster its senior executive team, particularly under the leadership of Richard Carter, CEO for Platform and Sportsbook.

Matthew Saxon’s Background and Expertise

Matthew Saxon, a technical leader with a remarkable 30-year career spanning the iGaming and financial sectors, brings a wealth of experience to his new role at GiG. His resume boasts executive positions at notable companies like Sportradar and PWC.

Known for his deep technical knowledge and commercial savvy, Matt has been instrumental in developing cutting-edge architecture across platform, sportsbook, and AI-driven tools. His contributions have been crucial in the success of various products and services.

In his role as CTO for Platform & Sportsbook, Matt will be driving the technical vision of GiG, overseeing engineering strategy and architecture.

He will lead the development of GiG’s innovative solutions and features, including engineering, infrastructure, platform migrations, and the market-leading GiG Data and GiG Logic tools. Matt’s strategic appointment is set to accelerate GiG’s production-focused growth ambitions.

GiG’s Technological Advancements and Industry Recognition

GiG’s commitment to technological innovation is evident in its suite of services that has powered over 60 brands in complex global markets.

The company’s AI-driven, feature-led stack has earned considerable acclaim, underscored by their recent ‘Full service platform’ and ‘Multi-channel supplier’ accolades at the 2023 EGR Global B2B Awards.

Richard Carter, CEO for Platform & Sportsbook at GiG said; “Matt’s appointment is a significant step towards helping us reach the high bar we have set for the business. We are continuing a process of bringing together the strongest leadership in sports betting and iGaming and I am confident that his arrival will help further fuel our strategic plans, establishing us as a leader in technological advancement and commerciality across the igaming industry”

Matt Saxon, Chief Technology Officer at GiG comments; “I am excited to be joining GiG and leading their technology team at the start of what promises to be an extremely impressive growth phase. The foundations that are in place are an amazing springboard to help us accelerate our partners’ businesses and I’m looking forward to helping GiG bring these great capabilities to them, both new and existing.”

Our Comment on the Article

Matthew Saxon’s appointment as CTO at Gaming Innovation Group is a strategic move that aligns with the company’s ambitious growth plans. With his extensive background and proven track record in the iGaming and financial sectors, Matt is well-positioned to spearhead technological advancements at GiG.

His expertise in developing scalable, innovative solutions will be pivotal in enhancing GiG’s product offerings and reinforcing its status in the competitive iGaming industry. This appointment signifies GiG’s dedication to leadership and innovation, essential in navigating the rapidly evolving landscape of online gaming and sports betting.