Ólafur Andri Ragnarsson is the co-founder and currently Technical Visionary at Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS), formally know as Betware. NLS is one of the major providers of online lottery and gaming platform software. Novomatic’s platform is running behind the most innovative lotteries and gaming operators in the online and mobile market. Ólafur Andri is frequent speaker at industry events and was selected on Gaming Intelligence Top 50 Rising Stars and Tech Wizards in 2012.
Ólafur Andri has the faculty position adjunct and has been on the faculty of Reykjavík University School of Computer Science since 1989.
Ólafur Andri started working in the gaming sector in 1987 working as a part-time operator for Icelandic Soccer Pools, a sports betting company. In 1995, as Development Manager at Margmiðlun, he managed a project to offer Internet Betting on the Internet. This became the first Internet betting solution world-wide. Following this project, he co-founded Betware to develop and market betting solutions. Besides his membership of the board Ólafur Andri is working part time on Business Development and the Technical Vision for the company.