Continent 8 Technologies welcomes former Google executive to leadership team

February 2, 2024 | Sarah Blackburn

Continent 8 Technologies, the award-winning infrastructure provider to the global gambling industry, has named former Google executive, Dave Phillips, as vice president, network as it continues to welcome senior talent to its team amid rapid expansion across the globe. 

Dave is a highly experienced member of the internet community having spent 15 years at Google where he held a range of leadership roles in engineering, operations, delivery and product teams.

As vice president, network, Dave will be responsible for overseeing the company’s global network which now spans more than 100 locations across four continents, including 30 states in the US and counting. The scale of the company’s network makes it one of the best connected in the world.

He will lead a global team of networking specialists, located in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Singapore, and India, ensuring the company maintains its position as the leading provider of secure, high speed and low-latency connectivity to the iGaming industry and beyond.

Edward O’Connor, chief technology officer at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “Dave is a highly experienced network technologist with an incredible amount of Internet industry experience having been at Google through their hyper-growth phase over the past 15 years.

“Our network is one of the largest and best connected in the business. For over 25 years our industry’s biggest brands have relied on the Continent 8 network and hiring Dave to lead our global team will help to ensure that we continue to innovate on behalf of customers for the next 25 years.

“Dave is joining a fantastic team – with his experience and the immense creativity of our group, I’m certain that we’re going to invent great ways to help our customers in 2024 and beyond.”

Dave Phillips, vice president, network at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “Continent 8’s connected network is quite simply the backbone of the iGaming industry and I’m thrilled to be joining the company.

“I’m excited by the extraordinary growth facing Continent 8, further developing our innovative product set and strengthening our position as the infrastructure partner of choice for many of the biggest operators and suppliers in the global gaming industry.”