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Isle of Man – Continent 8 makes two tech hires

By - 29 July 2021

Continent 8 Technologies has appointed Simon Booth and Teddy Elias as Technical Operations Managers, with the former looking after the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions and the latter covering the Americas.

Working directly with the Technical Operations Director, and managing a regional team of multi-disciplined engineers, they are responsible for managing the Continent 8 network functions (backbone, edge, peering and corporate) as well as the company’s private and public cloud infrastructure.

Simon has experience across a range of complex IT roles over a 26-year career. He started in the finance sector and moved to iGaming eight years ago, with various roles at poker giant PokerStars. This includes Senior Architecture Specialist, Senior Manager of IT Projects and Head of Network Operations.

Teddy has a similar 23-years’ experience in IT, initially working for a range of companies in the shipping and banking sectors, including roles as Technical Consultant and IT Manager.

He joins Continent 8 from comScore and Inovvo where he was responsible for building infrastructure for telco operators including big data, advanced analytics AI and machine learning solutions.

Edward O’Connor, Technical Operations Director at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Simon and Teddy onboard and I’m confident that both will have a transformative effect on our team. They bring great leadership experience and technical expertise.

“Simon and Teddy will play a critical role in the daily operation of our company and the support of our growing customer base. I look forward to working closely with them as we continue to expand our global infrastructure and deliver market-leading manged connectivity, cloud and security services to the industry.”

Simon Booth, Technical Operations Manager at Continent 8 Technologies, commented: “Continent 8 is a fast-growing business, delivering market-leading products and services to many of the biggest brands in iGaming. It is great to join this exciting and agile company and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the team.”

Teddy Elias, Technical Operations Manager at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “I am thrilled to join a company that is so technically advanced and that can offer its partners the best solutions in the market. The US iGaming market is growing rapidly, so it’s a particularly exciting time to be on board and play a role in the businesses success.”

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