Sky Bet chief technology officer steps down after six-year term

Mark Joyce, Chief Technology Officer at Sky Betting & Gaming, announced his departure from the company via his official LinkedIn profile. Joyce received warm farewells from her colleagues and reflected positively on her six years with the Flutter-owned operator, but did not reveal any specific plans for the future.

Various IT jobs gave Joyce considerable experience

Joyce’s work for Sky Bet was her first official foray into the gaming industry. Her professional journey started at the bottom as a digital graphic designer, but quickly grew her skills to encompass much more IT and technical support tasks. wide. Joyce’s early years involved working with specialized software, which helped him hone his skills in product management and customer relations. He has also worked to improve the computer systems of the UK National Health Service and has steadily accumulated both experience and recognition.

Joyce held the first senior high level position with the engineering company Helical Technology Ltd, where he had the opportunity to found a new sister company focused on renewable energy systems in 2009. As As Director of Engineering Development, he gained valuable leadership skills. , which helped him to further his career and obtain senior positions in top companies like British Gas, Yahoo and BBC.

The former director fondly recalls his time with Sky Bet

Sky Betting & Gaming was the company where Mark Joyce stayed the longest. He joined the gaming giant in 2016 as head of delivery and gradually rose through the ranks until he became chief technology officer. He led 21 teams, oversaw Sky Bet’s technology strategy and managed delivery/operations.

In his post, Joyce fondly recalled his time with the company, reminiscing about his positive experiences and the friendships he made during that time.

I am grateful… for the opportunities I have been given, the skills and experience I have gained, but also the human kindness and support I have encountered on a daily basis.

Mark Joyce, former Chief Technology Officer at Sky Betting & Gaming

Joyce added that the position helped shape him professionally and personally and was a defining chapter in his life. He did not specify the reasons for his departure but said he had always given his best during his six years with the company, regretting not being able to do more.

I will reflect on my time with the best memories and learn the lessons to try to be better than yesterday.

Mark Joyce, former Chief Technology Officer at Sky Betting & Gaming

Future employers will have a high bar to cross

Joyce’s former colleagues wished her well and commented positively on her tenure at Sky Bet. Rik Barker, CIO of Flutter, noted that it had been a privilege to work with the former CTO and wished him well in his future endeavours.

The LinkedIn post didn’t elaborate on Joyce’s future plans, but with a substantial resume spanning a variety of industries, her career journey is unlikely to end there. However, any company willing to lure it would have to come up with a substantial proposition to top Sky Bet.

According to the latest workplace review by jobs website Glassdoor, the operator ranked among the best employers in the UK. Sky Bet’s top executives have received praise for making the company a better place to work and adapting to the challenges of COVID-19.