The Health Lottery is a lottery in Great Britain launched in October 2011 where players must choose five different numbers from the range 1 to 50 and match at least three in order to win a prize. It is operated by Northern and Shell[1] which publishes tabloid newspapers and own broadcaster Channel 5.

IT Leader: David Wall, IT &  Operations Director

In role since: Since April 2011

Reporting line: Reports to the CEO

Board level seat: Seat at the executive table of The Health Lottery, the company is run by Northern & Shell, so is run by the Northern & Shell board

IT budget:  £2m a year for capex and opex

IT estate and or number of log on accounts under the control of the IT leader: 35 total in-house workforce

Level of the workforce that relies on technology to carry out their tasks: 100 per cent. A lot of what we do is driven by technology and a web presence.

IT staff currently employed: Nine

Split between in-house/outsourced staff: Majority of operations are outsourced but completely onshore

IT management team and reporting structure:  Three managers; design for the systems; operational systems and service delivery

Primary technology platforms at the organisation: Geneity

Primary technology suppliers: Geneity, Ardenta

Significant strategic technology deals been struck in the last 12 months: Ardenta for IT infrastructure services

Technologies considered by the leader to offer their organisation potential: Cloud, virtualisation and mobile.

How do you see technology transforming your organisation in the near future? Cloud, virtualisation and mobile will enable people to launch lottery productions more cheaply and faster than they have in the past.