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Amaya announces Jerry Bowskill as CTO

Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:06
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Amaya Inc has announced the appointment of Jerry Bowskill as Chief Technology Officer of Amaya – owner of online poker giant PokerStars – effective immediately.

Dr Bowskill will be responsible for the overall technology performance and strategy of the business. Reporting directly to Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer of Amaya, Dr Bowskill will drive and execute the strategic technology vision of the business to maximize the potential of its expanding product suite and its impact on Amaya's millions of current and future customers. Dr Bowskill will lead a team of more than 300 technologists and developers worldwide.

"Jerry's wealth of technical expertise and commercial experience will be a great asset for our gaming and interactive brands. I look forward to working closely with him again," said Mr Ashkenazi.  

Immediately prior to joining Amaya, Dr Bowskill was a technology consultant for Partis Solutions, a global leader in the provision of corporate services to the interactive gaming industry from January 2017 to June 2017. Prior to that, Dr Bowskill was the Chief Technology Officer of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, from September 2015 to November 2016.

From May 2012 to September 2015, Dr Bowskill served in a variety of roles at Scientific Games Corporation, a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets, including as its Chief Architect and as a founding stakeholder and the Chief Technology Officer of SG Interactive, the Internet product division of Scientific Games.

Dr Bowskill is the most recent addition to a management team that has been bolstered over the last year with the appointment of Mr Ashkenazi as Chief Executive Officer, the hiring of Brian Kyle as Chief Financial Officer, Robin Chhabra as Corporate Development Officer, Bo Wänghammar as Managing Director of PokerStars Casino, and Zeno Ossko as Managing Director of BetStars and the promotion of Guy Templer as Chief Operating Officer of Amaya's brands.