Administrate adds technology chief amid hiring drive

Administrate boss John Peebles, left, with CTO Andrew Williams. Picture: Stewart Attwood
Administrate boss John Peebles, left, with CTO Andrew Williams. Picture: Stewart Attwood
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Training software specialist Administrate today said it plans to hire an extra 15 engineers this year as it brought in the co-founder of app developer Kotikan as its chief technology officer (CTO).

Andrew Williams served as CTO and chief operating officer at Edinburgh-based Kotikan, which was acquired by fantasy sports operator FanDuel last year.

His appointment comes as Administrate prepares to host the LITE 2016 education technology conference in September, which is due to feature speakers including record-beating Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree and video game legend John Romero, designer of titles such as Doom and Quake.

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Administrate chief executive John Peebles said: “We’re delighted to welcome Andrew to the team as he brings the experience we need to scale our technical capability.

“We’re also proud of the fact that LITE isn’t another stuffy conference, but brings together people from all walks of life to discuss how we can further education. As an avid gamer and cyclist, I’m really excited to hear from some of the top people in those fields.”

Administrate currently employs 40 people across its offices in Edinburgh and Montana offices. The firm is also marking the first anniversary of its introduction of a four-day working week for all employees.