Speaker: Ian Thomas

Senior Principal Engineer @thestarsgroup

After The Stars Group purchased Sky Betting & Gaming in 2018, Ian was one of the first technical members to join the newly founded Group Sports & Trading Platforms (GSTP) tribe and has been instrumental in designing the architecture and software that will power Sky Bet international, Fox Bet and PokerStars Sports. Working across back-end and front-end teams, he is involved in delivering streaming data systems that power the global sportsbook's catalogue and content-management systems as well as working on their in-house, TypeScript and React-based web application stack.

Ian's passion is combining technology with user experience design to build products which delight customers and deliver real commercial value. Although this has most recently seen him embracing JVM based technologies (like Kafka Streams and Kotlin), he still has a big soft-spot for front-end technologies and can often be found tinkering with the latest offerings from the React and Serverless communities.

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