toke-on-Trent-based bet365 stated that Selby, a former member of the British Army’s Royal Corps of Engineers, is now tasked with bringing ‘all personnel responsible for running bet365’s network and security products into one department and establishing the skills and resources needed to respond to new challenges’.
“As our network becomes increasingly complex, traditional technologies and ways of working are becoming less relevant,” said Chris Tolson, Chief Platform Architect for bet365. “Having the right talent in-house to ensure that we can navigate the new terrain before us is essential. We needed someone that could work to very short timescales while not compromising on the quality of the solution or the integrity of our security. Neil not only fulfilled these criteria but is also a brilliant manager of people.”
Selby, the former head of IP and security design for Ericsson, will be responsible for a multi-million pound budget that he will use to grow his team, expand bet365’s global footprint and continue to refresh and improve the company’s technology deployments.
“Bet365 is a company unlike any other that I have worked in,” said Selby.
“This is a technology-led company in the truest sense. Here the IT and IP is considered an enabler that plays a key role in the continued growth of the business. There is a clear vision of where the company wants to get to and an unerring commitment to what is required to get there. I know what it’s like to work under pressure,” he concluded.