Incentive Games Makes Key Hire to Take Data Analytics to the Next Level

Incentive Games, the provider of premium Free-to-Play acquisition and retention games, has further expanded its data department with the appointment of Tiago Vieira as Head of Data. Tiago was headhunted from TVSquared where he combined the roles of senior Data Scientist and Technology Lead.

Attracting talented workers is getting harder by the day and convincing Tiago to join has not been any different. Once he saw the innovative products and the role data is playing in developing them, he was convinced Incentive Games is the right choice for him.

Data analysis has been the heart of Incentive Games’ success for many years, it is used to analyse player behaviour, feature performance and User Experience. The games generate a huge volume of data daily, and up till now, that has mainly been used to improve the game design and user experience. Moving forward Incentive Games is focused on generating reports and insights for their operator clients on how the games contribute to their acquisition cost and retention metrics.

Incentive Games has millions of monthly active users across its games which in turn generates billions of data points to be collected and analysed. These insights help clients better understand user behaviour, improve the effectiveness/stickiness of games and ultimately boost revenues.

“We’ve been aware of Tiago’s remarkable talents for a while now,” said John Gordon, CEO of Incentive Games, “and have taken our time to get this key hire in place. By the end of this year Incentive Games products will have over 100 million active monthly users and be generating many billions of data points, and we believe few companies in the industry have a deeper knowledge of customer behaviour in our space. Whilst those learnings have already been used to improve game design and user experience, we’re now focusing on specific customer insights and state-of-the-art, real-time reporting advances that, we believe, will revolutionise the industry’s acquisition and retention strategies.”

Tiago Vieira, Head of Data at Incentive Games, added: “In a very short space of time Incentive Games has established itself as the global leader in the field of free to play games, and I’m hugely excited and intrigued to join a remarkable team. Their products are now generating huge amounts of incredibly rich data that are being harnessed to develop a phenomenal roadmap of upcoming products. The challenge of helping elevate those games to the next level was one I couldn’t resist.”

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