News Corp names new technology chief

News Corp has appointed Paul Cheesbrough as its new chief technology officer.

Cheesbrough was most recently chief information officer at News Corp. As well as coordinating the media giant’s global technology strategy, Cheesbrough has been charged with developing new digital products and expanding News Corp’s digital footprint.

The appointment comes ahead of News Corp’s planned split of the business to form separate publishing and entertainment divisions.

“Paul is the rare technologist who is both a visionary and a builder. He will be a driving force as we continue to harness very real opportunities in digital that are deepening our brands’ connection with consumers,” said News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch. “Paul has led a truly impressive digital reinvention of News International that has positioned our media properties at the forefront of the industry today. I am delighted to expand the scope of his leadership to encompass all of our publishing, media and entertainment assets.”

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