CIO50

CIO 50 2007: Ian Cohen

CIO 50

Job Title : CIO

Organization : Associated Newspapers

A talented business leader, Ian Cohen was also a professional musician in a former life and is now CIO and a group executive director at Associated Newspapers, the publishers of The Daily Mail, The Evening Standard and Metro.

As CIO, Cohen is responsible for all the technology, operations and production activities that support Associated Newspapers' print and online businesses. He is currently leading a number of big transformation programmes ranging from wholesale infrastructure re-engineering to client-facing print and online projects.

Before joining Associated Newspapers in 2005 Cohen was group IT director at the Financial Times where he led the consolidation of the group's online publications and the re-launch of FT.com as a subscription service.

Cohen has 25 years' experience in IT and spent five years at Lloyds TSB where he helped create the bank's ecommerce function.

Cohen is also a true blue - a reference to his choice of football club rather than the newspapers his company publishes. Cohen has followed his beloved Chelsea FC since 1968 through thick and - mainly - thin.

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