NEW YORK, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (INSE) has named Steve Beason as its new Group Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. Beason, who recently served as an independent consultant for Inspired since 2018, has accepted the position to lead Inspired's technology efforts driving the overall hardware, software and content development.
Beason joins Inspired after more than 10 years at Scientific Games, where he most recently served as Enterprise Chief Technology Officer from 2011 until 2016. As Enterprise CTO, Beason managed a group of 1,200+ employees in both operational, product development and service roles, and was instrumental in the acquisitions and integrations of Bally, WMS, Barcrest, and Global Draw. He also managed the manufacturing and software development organizations with centers in the US, Europe, India and China.
"Steve is an innovative and results-driven leader whom I've had the pleasure of working with during his tenure at Scientific Games," said Lorne Weil, Executive Chairman of Inspired Entertainment. "Given his unparalleled industry knowledge and extensive experience across the lottery, casino, interactive, horse racing and sports betting industries, he is extremely qualified to fill this role. I'm confident that Steve's leadership and proven track record are exactly what we need to enter the North American marketplace and take our business to the next level."
From 1998 to 2005, Beason was the Executive Director, Information Technology for the Hong Kong Jockey Club where he oversaw the entire IT and MIS organization. Prior to that, Beason served as the Vice President of Software for GTECH from 1986 until 1998, managing the software service, support and development departments. In total Beason has over 35 years of experience in the gaming and wagering industry.
Beason holds an undergraduate degree from Coleman College and received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
About Inspired Entertainment, Inc.
Inspired is a global games technology company, supplying Virtual Sports, Interactive Gaming and Server Based Gaming systems with associated terminals and digital content to regulated lottery, betting and gaming operators around the world. Inspired currently operates over 30,000 digital gaming terminals and supplies its Virtual Sports products through more than 40,000 retail channels and over 100 websites, in approximately 35 gaming jurisdictions worldwide. Inspired employs more than 650 employees in the UK and elsewhere, developing and operating digital games and networks. Additional information can be found at www.inseinc.com.
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