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British Columbia Lottery Corporation Appoints New Chief Information Officer

Posted on January 25, 2023 | 9:46 am

British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), the state-owned Canadian lottery and casino operator, has announced the permanent appointment of Mark Goldberg as the company’s Chief Information Officer and VicePresident of Business Technology.

The new Chief Information Officer will have to lead the corporation’s technology strategy in order to support the company’s operations in three key segments: lottery, casino and sports betting.

Mark Goldberg comes with an experience of over 20 years in various information technology roles, including a recent stint as vice-president of information technology at Hootsuite, the social media management platform.

Before this, the new BCLC Chief Information Office was in charge of developing digital transformation strategies for various companies in several economic sectors such as hospitality, travel, consumer product and heavy equipment.

The appointment of Mark Goldberg comes five months after the British Columbia Lottery Corporation promoted Pat Davis, the former Chief Information Officer, to the position of Chief Executive Officer and President following the departure of Lynda Cavanaugh, who had served as interim CEO and President.

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Focus On Information Technology

Speaking about the appointment of Mark Goldberg, Pat Davis, the Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Lottery Corporation declared that the new Chief Information Officer has “demonstrated success in leveraging information technology to grow and scale business objectives for global companies.”

Moreover, Pad Davis expressed his belief that Goldberg will “strengthen” the company’s work as it strives “to deliver truly exceptional player experiences.” Mark Golberg will be working out of the company’s offices located in Vancouver but will also have to travel on a regular basis to Kamloops, where the corporation’s business technology division is based.

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation Chief Executive Officer also described the position of Chief Information Officer as “a key role” within the company, as technology is present in every aspect of the business, including, the only licensed online casino in the province.

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation was established in 1985 and it is a government-owned company. It has 890 direct employees, while Its service providers employ an additional 8,300 people in the province. The company’s net income goes back to the provincial government in order to help provide funds for healthcare, education and community programs. In the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation has reported a revenue of 965.6 million Canadian dollars.


“BCLC Welcomes New Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Business Technology“., January 18, 2023.

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