Leading provider of technology-based products and services, Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA ), announced Wednesday that it has appointed former technology consultant for Partis Solutions, Jerry Bowskill, as its new Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately.
Dr. Bowskill’s responsibilities include the overall technology performance and strategy of the business, according to PRNewswire. The Canadian gaming and online gambling company’s new Chief Technology Officer will report directly to Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer of Amaya. Dr. Bowskill will reportedly lead and execute the strategic technology vision of the online gambling company’s business in order to maximize the potential of its growing product suite and its impact on the millions of current and future Amaya customers.
Dr. Bowskill will head a team of more than 300 developers and technologists worldwide.
Mr. Ashkenazi said, “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,” according to the news release.
Dr. Bowskill commented on the appointment, saying, “I am excited to be joining such a continuously evolving consumer tech company and to help lead its growth through the efficient delivery of high quality products and services, development of innovative new products, and continued expansion of its offerings.”
Prior to a brief stint at Partis Solutions, from January 2017 to June 2017, Dr. Bowskill’s previous roles have seen him work at TouchTunes Interactive Networks, Scientific Games, and SG Interactive.
Dr. Bowskill began his professional career as a research scientist and has held several roles within British Telecom’s advanced applications & technology research group. In his role as researcher, he has authored more than 40 academic publications and was a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “Media Lab.”
Headquartered in suburban Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Amaya owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands including, BetStars, PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, and the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival live poker tour brands. Through certain of these brands, Amaya also offers non-poker gaming products, including sportsbook, casino, and daily fantasy sports.