NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK, July 20, 2023 – Whiteley brings 25 years of experience in complex technology solutions and digital products, having previously held senior leadership positions at Jugo, CTS and the global sportsbetting company, Flutter. He specialises in setting innovative technology vision and strategy for digital transformation, product engineering, architecture, IT service, security and operations.
“I’m proud to become part of Bede’s journey,” commented Whiteley. “It’s a company with proven strength in engineering excellence, and the potential to build upon Bede’s current capabilities is an exciting prospect. I’m looking forward to working with the team to deliver cutting edge technology for the igaming market.”
Bede boasts the handling of over £7bn in annual stakes through its platform, and Whiteley’s experience in building high-performing and scalable solutions will fortify Bede’s operations & performance into the next level of its growth strategy.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Dan to the team. As CTO, he will be pivotal in driving our technology strategy, collaborating with all teams across the business to ensure Bede is an industry leader in innovative and cutting-edge solutions. He will be an integral part of Bede operations, both internally and externally, and his extensive experience in technology leadership makes him an excellent fit for this role,” said Colin Cole-Johnson, Bede’s Chief Executive Officer.
This leadership appointment is the latest in a series of notable announcements from the premium software supplier, which named Cole-Johnson as CEO in March 2022 and recently appointed Kirsty Stewart Chief Legal & Client Services Officer in 2023. The addition of Whiteley’s expertise to Bede’s Executive team is further testament to Bede’s commitment to its customers, through innovative technical solutions, strong commercial relationships and customer-focused products.
The Bede platform currently runs a live portfolio of five globally-renowned customer operators (including one of the largest entertainment corporations in the world, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation) and is maintained by an international staff of more than 300 across 3 continents.
Whiteley’s new role took effect from 3 July 2023, following the departure of Bede’s previous CTO, Andy Wardle, earlier this year.
Bede Gaming (part of the Gauselmann Group) is a leading supplier of software to the online gambling industry, powering some of the sector's biggest brands. Bede Gaming provides pioneering operators with innovative solutions to achieve significant digital ambitions.
The platform processes billions of transactions a year. It is scalable, modular and adaptable allowing operators to integrate any third party software into the platform or use its bespoke tools. The platform also integrates into land based systems offering a genuine omni-channel convergence solution.
Its clients include publicly listed and private gambling companies, as well as leading lotteries, across North America, Europe and Africa.
Bede, which is certified to ISO 27001, is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the heart of the North East of England, UK. It is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in South Africa, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission in Ontario, the Malta Gaming Authority and the Gibraltar Gaming Division.