GiG bolsters tech capabilities with Matt Saxon hire

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Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed Matthew Saxon as its new Chief Technology Officer for its Platform & Sportsbook business as it seeks to improve its capabilities for the new diverged unit. 

With over 30-years of technological experience in igaming and financial services, Saxon will be tasked with driving forward the technical vision for the business, overseeing the engineering strategy and architecture of the firm. 

Specifically, he will be charged with leading the development of GiG’s sportsbook solutions and features, including all engineering and infrastructure, platform migrations and the GiG Data and GiG Logic tools. 

It comes after GiG split up into separate businesses for its Platform & Sportsbook and Media units in a bid to further the potential for both companies. 

Saxon will report directly to Richard Carter, CEO of GiG Platform & Sportsbook, who commented: “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.”

Saxon previously worked at Sportradar and PWC, where he has been credited with developing architecture across platforms, sportsbooks and AI tools. 

His appointment coincides with GiG investing heavily to improve its technological capabilities in a bid to further its aims of delivering “higher player acquisition and retention” rates. 

“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,” Saxon outlined. 

“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.”