After spending a considerable amount of time at Aristocrat as their CTO, Victor Blanco was ready for a new challenge. And he picked Scientific Games (SG) for his next big career move. While the news of SG’s new recruited surfaced only days ago. Victor Blanco will effectively start supporting the leadership team only in 2022.
Perhaps this has a lot to do with the insider knowledge he has of Aristocrat’s land-based business. After all, he helped the company turning this product vertical around thanks to his passion for cloud and automation.
What’s more, Victor Blanco is also an accomplished leader. He has several career moments he can be proud of. Notably, he was part of the team behind the first Xbox game. So he’s not only tech-savvy, but he’s passionate about games too. It’s no wonder SG was quick to make him an offer.
Without a doubt, Victor Blanco is looking forward to starting his new role. After all, any person who works 5+ years in a job could tell you they’re ready for a change. But for him, it’s more than itchy feet that drove him to Scientific Games. In fact, he said that it’s the “dream of any technology strategist to work at an organization like SG” in a recent press release. Victor further hinted that creativity and innovation are core values of this company. And their desire to be at the forefront of the gambling revolution we see nowadays was decisive for him.
With that said, SG’s President and CEO, Barry Cottle, was clearly happy too. In fact, in the same press release, Cottle said that they’d be in a better position to serve players and partners with cutting-edge systems and products for all to enjoy under Victor’s leadership.