Malta headquartered Gaming Innovation Group has confirmed that it has made a number of new appointments in a bid to strengthen its executive technology leadership team.

As part of the executive team restructure, Chris Ames will join GiG as the group’s new chief information officer, joining the Stockholm-listed enterprise from rival SG Digital, where he previously held the position of chief technology officer.

Commenting on his new role, Ames said: “This is an opportunity to truly innovate in a dynamic industry. I am looking forward to pushing the boundaries by leveraging new technologies and helping GiG to make a leap forward ahead of the competition.”

As part of the new job, Ames will be tasked with taking strategic responsibility for GiG’s multiple technology assets. Supporting his appointment, GiG explained in a statement: “GiG is increasingly focusing on being value accretive for larger and more complex customers across the globe, and Chris will ensure the robust and secure delivery of tech solutions to existing and new customers.”

In addition to Ames’ appointment, GiG has also confirmed the appointment of former Betsson executive Jonathan Gauci as SVP of Technology, who will join Stephen Borg as director of data, as well as former Jackpotjoy’s Jan Flores as director of production operations.

Robin Reed, CEO of GiG commented on the appointments: “GiG’s vision is to make igaming fair and fun for all. We want to do this by being the platform of choice for iGaming. To build the most flexible, efficient and scalable product we need to have the very best tech management team. 

“Chris has a wealth of experience from senior positions within companies such as Sun, Oracle and lately with Scientific Games. Chris is the latest in a range of tech management hires and he will be a fantastic asset for the GiG team and its customers. I am thrilled to welcome Chris, Stephen, Jan and Jonathan on-board.”