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Rorie Devine

  • Best Selling Author
  • Cover of CIO Magazine (Twice)
  • IT Leader of the Year

Rorie Devine

Interim CTO ¦ CIO

Rorie has worked internationally and has held growth and technology leadership positions at companies including Auden,  Blow Limited, Moneyfarm, GRO.TEAM, Ladbrokes Coral Group, John Lewis Partnership Ventures, Camelot, Hailo, Betfair and broadbandchoices…

Amazon #1 Best Selling Author

Rorie is the author of the highest rated CTO book on Amazon (The CTO ¦ CIO Bible) and the highest rated CTO course on Udemy (How To Be A Hero CIO | CTO).


Rorie understands that leadership is about leading change, bringing urgency and clarity, increasing accountability and agility, being a leader of leaders, and relishing the opportunity to start and scale businesses and teams by increasing revenue, finding game changers, evolving business models, removing structural constraints and/or improving efficiency…

Growth Hacker

Very much with a hands-on approach, Rorie derives accomplishment from maximising the impact from talent by creating great platforms and frameworks as well as helping to foster brilliant cultures.

Rorie has led a number of successful cross-functional growth hacking initiatives delivering huge business impact across a number of businesses and industries.


Interim and PERManent



Reduced the IT Team cost from £55m per year to £35m per year whilst improving the team's agility and business impact...
Full Tilt Poker CIO
Created a Full Tilt branded Sportsbook Proof of Concept.




Set dual-track technology strategy. Restructured, grew, and led a cultural change
within the Technology Team. Mentored and coached an internal candidate to promotion as CTO.

People/Process/Technology review/audit/recommendations.

CTO mentoring.

Created the Sports Site Reliability Engineering team. Improved Coral
mobile availability, decreased Coral and Ladbrokes visually complete first view and repeated
view download times. Improved reliability and speed of the market and prices Trading Feed.

Expert contributor.

Conceived, created and delivered a new digital architecture. Created and
communicated a suggested implementation plan for board approval…

Led the Technology team for John Lewis Partnership Ventures that launched three new digital products/services for Waitrose and John Lewis in six months…

Led the Technology team. Created, communicated and started the execution of a
transformative IT strategy. Identified and handed over over to a long term replacement…

Strategic advisor and mentor to the new in-post CTO…

Took control of the web site, hired a development team, launched new
products and services, found, hired and handed over to a permanent CTO before leaving. The
company subsequently tripled in size…

Launched on demand apps, managed Indian off shore team..growth hacked the SEO traffic..

Helped scale the Development team and deliver on demand booking, national and
international expansion…

Sorted out the development team structure and operating model. Found and handed over to a permanent CTO…

growth hacked the business web pure play to massively improve the
site’s traffic and revenue…

Led the Tech team for four and 1/2 years. Turned around an underperforming Tech Ops
team. Replatformed twice as the business trebled in size. Launched new operations in Malta,
Romania, Italy and Tasmania. Helped transform the business from niche Betting Exchange to
full portfolio Gaming company by launching six new products. Won “Best place to work in IT” twice.

Led the technology team for the Dublin based world’s second biggest
online poker site. Conceived, designed and mapped out-the launch of a new sports book.

Took £30 million per annum cost out of the team. Launched Labs Team and new
products/services that form the basis of the company’s new digital business.

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CTO ¦ CIO Bible
The #1 Rated "CTO" Book on Amazon

12 Books Every CTO/CIO
Should Read in 2020

“When author Devine calls this book a CTO/CIO bible, he isn’t kidding. Devine has a plethora of experience in over twenty interim and permanent CIO/CTO positions, has been featured on the cover of the CIO Magazine twice, and has overseen three successful startups throughout his career. His insightful book goes through everything you need to be a successful CIO or CTO, covering over 100 topics related to values, tactics and game-changers that any CIO or CTO can apply to their work. In addition to being extremely informative, educational, and never beating around the bush, Devine wrote The CTO | CIO Bible in an entertaining and digestible manner, allowing you to absorb his lessons and advice easily and have fun while doing it.
Without a doubt, if this book isn’t in your repertoire already, it should be in your shopping cart this year!”

Rorie Devine

“I love nothing more than rolling my sleeves up and working with clients as an Interim CTO…it gives me a huge sense of accomplishment helping bring more urgency, clarity and delivery…”

Business Growth Agency