Blackwood’s client pioneered the first successful betting exchange, and is now one of the largest online betting and gaming operators in the UK, with customers in over 100 countries. It is listed on the UK stock exchange.
The company has approximately one million active customers and processes around seven million transactions daily, most of which are in real time. Data is key to the success of the business and the appointment of a Director of Enterprise Data Services to manage the company’s data strategy and governance was a critical hire. A key member of the technology leadership team, reporting to the CTO, the Director of Enterprise Services is accountable for all aspects of data management, including the provision of reliable, timely and consistent business intelligence and analytics.
The target list of companies was focused on businesses with extremely high volumes of actively managed data. This included retail and investment banks, investment companies, global online retailers and information providers and payment solutions businesses. The search was conducted at pace across Europe and North America.
A former Director of Corporate Business Intelligence at a major global broadcaster and publisher with deep experience in data warehousing and business intelligence was appointed to the role.