WarnerMedia has appointed Richard Tom to the role of chief technology officer.
Tom will lead WarnerMedia’s technology and operations organization, including strategy, platform development, operations, and shared services. His role covers the company’s data strategy, content delivery systems, master control operations, broadcast engineering and the technology platform for its new streaming service, HBO Max, among other areas.
In addition, the Xandr technology teams will also now report to Tom. He will report to Jason Kilar, chief executive officer, WarnerMedia.
“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,” says Kilar. “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.”
Before joining WarnerMedia, Tom served as an advisor and consultant for technology-focused consumer and B2B companies, as well as venture-backed startups. His previous experience also includes serving as chief technology officer and senior vice president of Hulu, where he built and led the technical infrastructure that powered Hulu’s success with advertisers, content partners and customers.
“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,” says Tom. “It’s really fun to think about how technology will continue to help innovate the way WarnerMedia informs and inspires through amazing storytelling.”