30 second interview with Finbarr Joy, Group CTO, Superbet


Finbarr is Group CTO for Superbet, a new entrant into the Global online gaming market.

With over 15 years' leadership experience of technology ‘at the leading edge', Finbarr is dedicated to helping organizations develop breakthrough business models, powered by tech. His prior roles have included stints driving technology transformation at global operators such as BT, William Hill, and Lebara, and he also co-founded and ran a UK-wide e-commerce software development company through the 2000's.


1. What was your first ever job?

Started out on the support desk for a text retrieval/ library automation systems vendor.


2. Why did you get into the channel world?

As a 'buyer', the channel obviously represents a key source for our group's tech. In past lives, have been also on the 'supply' side and the channel enabled us to propogate our services proposition (systems integrator).


3. What does your current role entail?

Defininig and leading the technology strategy and execution as we continue global growth.


4. What have been the most significant challenges for the channel in recent years?

Maintaining relevance in an increasingly commditised open source and SaaS world - how to avoid being disintermediated.


5. What can our delegates expect from your presentation/panel?

Challenging opinions on sources for establishing tech for true competitive advantage.