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IGT Hires Microsoft CTO

Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology announced that it has hired Chris Satchell, chief technology officer for Microsoft, to fill the CTO position at IGT.

Satchell, who will oversee IGT’s Information Systems division, along with its R&D and software architecture group, spent 17 years in the video game and technology industries. At Microsoft, he was CTO for interactive entertainment business, responsible for technical strategy and execution across the video gaming business including Xbox, Games for Windows, Xbox LIVE and Microsoft Game Studios as well as future platform incubations.

“Chris brings a long history of success and great depth of technical expertise to IGT,” IGT President and CEO Patti S. Hart said. “He will play an instrumental role in shaping our strategic and tactical technological vision and refocusing our internal technology support on many levels within the organization.”

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