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 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.