CIO50

CIO 50 2012: Paul Cheesbrough

CIO 50

Job Title : CTO

Organization : News Corporation

In September, after two years in the role of CIO at UK publisher News International, Paul Cheesbrough was promoted to chief technology officer at its global parent company, News Corporation.

In his UK CIO role at News International, Cheesbrough was responsible for the organisation's technology strategy, which included delivery, transformation programmes and digital products. Joining in 2010, he introduced a number of significant changes, moving the company to more cloud-based technologies and making innovation and engineering central to the business

Since his appointment as News Corporation CTO, Cheesbrough has focused on setting the organisation's global technology strategy, and collaborating with senior leaders across the company to ensure continued digital innovation.

Before News International, Cheesbrough was CIO at the Telegraph Media Group. His work there, pioneering the development of a wide range of new digital products, earned him a place on the 2010 CIO50.

Cheesbrough can also list controller of digital media for the BBC among a number of important previous posts, having started his career in IBM's media division.

About Toby Wolpe

Toby Wolpe is a senior reporter at TechRepublic in London. He started in technology journalism when the Apple II was state of the art.

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