PLATO to boost gaming technology UX through testing
September 21, 2018
PLATO establishes Gaming Center of Expertise in Sault Ste. Marie
To capitalize on increasing demand in the transforming lottery and gaming sector, Canadian IT company PLATO Testing has announced that it will create a software testing lab in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.
Established in 2015 by industry veteran and PQA Testing founder Keith McIntosh, PLATO Testing currently offers software testing solutions for websites, mobile apps, security, performance and automation. McIntosh sees an opportunity to capitalize on the iGaming boom to support the growing gaming cluster in Sault Ste. Marie by building a centre of software testing expertise there.
“Lottery and gaming is something we’ve had a lot of experience with. We’ve had clients in England, in the Maritimes, and one of our major clients is the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. We know how to serve our lottery and gaming clients, and we know that our solutions can be delivered not just locally but remotely, from a distance. The whole idea of a gaming centre of expertise fits with what we want to do with PLATO and with PQA.”
PLATO is expecting to take in their first training cohort this fall, and that class will begin working on testing solutions out of Sault Ste. Marie in early 2019.
McIntosh speaks highly of the opportunity for companies in the lottery and gaming sector in Sault Ste. Marie: “We’ve found that everyone in Sault Ste. Marie, from the UP team, to the Mayor, to the local cluster partners, are incredibly supportive. Come with a good idea, and people in Sault Ste. Marie will support it.”