Estonia – Rankin and Moffitt plough ahead with SnowcatBy Phil - 12 March 2014
Industry veterans Mitchell Rankin and Peter Moffitt have formed a new group of B2B companies operating under the umbrella brand of Snowcat.
Based in Tallinn, Estonia, Snowcat has pulled together deeply experienced teams of developers and support specialists to deliver solutions to a number of industry partners across the online, lottery and casino realms.
The group has managed to immediately enter into some substantial strategic alliances with a number of industry ‘names’, with first products already delivered.
“We really hit the ground running,” Mr. Moffitt explained. “We’ve been able to take over some significant product-level projects and have already helped get our partners to market faster and without disruption to their existing development teams, roadmaps and schedules by being focussed, experienced and integrated – our collaboration model is far more seamless to our partners than them trying to use traditional outsourcing or contracting methods.”
Snowcat IP OU is the centre of both licensed and in-house concepts and ideas and other intellectual property, Snowcat Games OU is the game development and integration arm as well as an authorised representative of a number of other game studios and suppliers, Snowcat Systems OU is delivering online, server-based and lottery-style gaming products for a number of jurisdictions and deployment platforms, with Snowcat Operations OU providing B2B remote technical support and Help Desk abilities.
All development and project processes and procedures are Agile-based but modified to blend in with other methodologies used by some of Snowcat’s B2B partners. “Being flexible and adaptive are cornerstones of Agile, but these abilities also help us work with others who have not yet evolved into a full Agile environment, for various reasons,” Mr. Rankin explained.
Snowcat expects shortly to be able to announce a number of significant B2B partnerships and projects though, at the present time, confidentiality agreements prevent the current list of partners from being identified.
In the meantime, the new Snowcat Group is busy delivering results to an often-bottlenecked product stream.