October 28, 2021

Former Evolution Gaming Head of Engineering, Alex Haywood, joins Interactive Gaming Group as CTO

Following two decades of working in technology with hyper-growth companies, Alex Haywood, former Evolution Gaming Head of Engineering is joining leading media technology company – Interactive Gaming Group as CTO.

After witnessing the streaming experience evolve from waiting for videos to download, to high definition video streamed globally in milliseconds, Alex looks to apply his experience working to build streaming success stories like Evolution Gaming to drive growth and further develop IGG’s technology.

Commenting on his new role Alex said: “Having spent many years across iGaming and FinTech, I have worked inside the two key hyper growth technology spaces for almost 10 years and have witnessed what is required to succeed. Streaming is going to be one of, if not, the hyper growth market for some time in technology – and we will be on the cutting edge of that. The opportunity to work with Cristina, a key player in this space meant this was a chance too good to turn down.”

“Working with a number of major streaming success stories including Evolution Gaming, streaming has grown to be a real passion of mine. I experienced the death of Flash, the rise and the fall of RTMP, and now the latest technologies in this space such as Apple HLS, Adobe HDS or Microsoft Smooth take us to new heights. We have an incredibly exciting opportunity in front of us as we strive to maintain our position as leaders in the Streaming space while implementing our tech roadmap over the coming months and years. There’s a real opportunity to do something groundbreaking here.” He continued.

Commenting on the landmark hire, a signal of intent by fast-growing streaming pioneer IGG, CEO Cristina Niculae said: “We are delighted to have Alex joining us to lead our technology department, bringing to Interactive Gaming Group a wealth of experience. His knowledge building a world class live streaming service that has placed Evolution Gaming at the top of the immersive market will be hugely valuable for IGG in the coming months and years. Our team has been working hard to bring to life more interactive experiences driven by creators via live streaming and we are looking forward to the next products on our roadmap scheduled for launch this year. Over the last year, Interactive Gaming Group has experienced rapid growth driven by the immense demand in the recently developing streaming ecosystem and by our strategy of connecting creators, viewers and brands on a global scale. As a group we have become a leader in this space, perfectly positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities available.”

Interactive Gaming Group is a leading media technology company, connecting creators, viewers and brands on a global scale. Founded in 2017 and operating out of Malta and Spain, Interactive Gaming Group vision is ‘To inspire the world to play’ and its mission is to bring great streaming entertainment to people around the world.