Scientific Games Corporation has announced that Victor Blanco will join the company as Chief Technology Officer in 2022.
In this role, he will oversee Scientific Games’ technology strategy to support its leadership across gaming, lottery, sports betting, and igaming as well as support the development and execution of its games.
President and CEO Barry Cottle said: “Victor’s innovative and strategic approach to both software and hardware design is a great fit for our Scientific Games leadership team. We know that his leadership will ensure we are providing the most innovative games, systems and products for our partners and players.”
A proven leader in the gaming industry, Blanco is an innovative technologist who is passionate about cloud, automation and embedded systems technologies.
He most recently served as CTO at Aristocrat where he led technology strategy and was instrumental in building the technologies and teams that contributed to a turnaround for its land-based gaming business. He also led its expansion into social casino and casual games.
Before joining Aristocrat, Blanco was a director of software architecture for HTC and served in multiple software engineering roles at Microsoft where he was part of the team that developed the first Xbox game console and online service.
Blanco commented: “Scientific Games has always been at the forefront of innovation, and I can’t wait to join this team. The dream of any technology strategist is to work at an organisation like Scientific Games where creativity and innovation are at the heart of the company.”
Earlier this year, Scientific Games appointed Jim Bombassei as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for both Scientific Games and its subsidiary, SciPlay Corporation.