Today WarnerMedia announced Richard Tom as its new Chief Technology Officer. In this new position, Tom will spearhead the company’s tech and operations organization spanning across all shared services of WarnerMedia. This includes data strategy, content delivery systems, broadcast engineering and the technology platform for the newly launched HBO Max streaming service.
“Richard is a rare bird in that he brings deep technical chops, a dogged customer focus, clear and bold vision, and a magnetism that attracts other world class builders to him,” said Jason Kilar, CEO, WarnerMedia. “WarnerMedia’s future will be as much about technology as it will be about storytelling and having Rich report to me as our technical leader strongly signals that.”
Tom is moving into this new role from a prior position as media, entertainment, and technology executive with WarnerMedia. Previously, Tom served as, CTO of Digital Entertainment at Verizon, CTO and SVP of Hulu, and as an advisor and consultant for technology-focused consumer and B2B companies. He also co-founded the short form, ad-supporred video service Vessel along with Kilar.
“Having been a part of the early innings of online video, it’s incredibly exciting to have the opportunity to redefine the future again with Jason and the WarnerMedia team,” said Tom. “It’s really fun to think about how technology will continue to help innovate the way WarnerMedia informs and inspires through amazing storytelling.”
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