How mobile apps made William Hill a real-time business

Even if you’re not a gambler, it’s difficult to miss how large the betting industry has become. Millions of people have a flutter on sporting fixtures and people can gamble on almost anything ranging from politics, to the potential names of celebrity babies, to personal bets on weight-loss goals. In a competitive field, William Hill is the largest operator in the UK with a 25 per cent market share and a workforce of more than 16,000 employees in nine countries. Managing the company’s IT, therefore, is no small task, and responsibility for it falls to chief technology officer (CTO) Finnbar Joy. Further reading “I’m responsible for ultimately pulling together the technology direction for the company, which means I’m responsible for the architecture development, test functions and building those solutions,” he…


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