Super League Gaming, has appointed Samir Ahmed as its new chief technology officer. Ahmed is an accomplished engineer who brings to Super League over a decade of senior leadership experience in the digital entertainment industry. Most recently, he served as head of consumer technology for IMDb, an Amazon company that is the world’s most popular and authoritative website about movies, television and celebrities. While at IMDb, Ahmed oversaw the company’s critical systems, provided strategic direction on technology initiatives, developed project teams, and created and launched a technical solution that resulted in a significant increase in advertising revenue.
Previously, Ahmed was chief architect and vice president of technology at Fandango, where he led the acquisition transition and rebranding of M-GO to FandangoNOW. While in this position, he also provided guidance on various engineering initiatives to ensure the Fandango platform was being developed to support future expansion and scale. Ahmed joined Fandango after the company acquired M-GO, a digital entertainment services company, where he served in several senior roles, including chief technology officer.
“Samir’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in building advanced technological solutions and leading implementation efforts to expand digital entertainment platforms will be an invaluable asset to our management team,” said David Steigelfest, founder and chief product officer of Super League. “The timing is perfect for us to expand our executive team and to take our platform to the next level in terms of developing new and innovative ways to increase the number of touchpoints we have with gamers and rapidly growing esports audiences.”
Commenting on his appointment, Ahmed said “Esports platforms have proven to be explosive growth engines in the digital entertainment industry as they have made their way to mainstream audiences. Building off this momentum, Super League has created a unique platform that provides an exceptional user experience and is well positioned to capture a substantial portion of the gaming industry – amateur gamers of all ages. I plan to utilize my background in creating, enhancing and scaling various entertainment platforms to ensure Super League is in the best position to continue capitalizing on the industry’s growth going forward.”
Ahmed holds a master’s degree in computer science applied to business services from the University of Rennes 1. He also owns 10 patents related to video technology.