AI and data science pioneer Future Anthem announced the appointment of John Atkinson as VP of business development – Americas. As Vice President, John will lead Future Anthem’s commercial strategy in the Americas, promoting and selling the company’s suite of AI-driven products. 

John is a senior iGaming and media executive with a wealth of experience in key roles within the North American betting and gaming landscape. Most recently, he worked as vice president of business development – casino at FanDuel, having previously held senior business development roles with 888 and Genius Sports. 

Prior to joining the betting and gaming industry, he spent several years working in sports media at ESPN and Fox Sports. 

Leigh Nissim, Future Anthem CEO, said: “The race to real-time personalisation is well and truly underway. As the American interactive markets mature and the focus increasingly turns towards profitability and ROI, it’s more important than ever that operators leverage their data with AI to personalise player experiences to drive loyalty with additional engagement.  

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of John as VP of Business Development – he will be a huge boost to Anthem thanks to his extensive experience in the industry and deep understanding of US operators. We look forward to further embedding real time AI across the US and creating long-term working relationships throughout the region.”

On his appointment, John commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Future Anthem – a leader in AI and real-time personalization. I look forward to leading Future Anthem in the Americas as we bring our first-class products to partners across the region.

“It’s a fantastic time to join the team and I’m ready to help drive the business towards its goals.”

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