TW taps tech exec

Dunn to step into new companywide post

Michael Dunn has been tapped as Time Warner Inc.’s chief technology officer, a newly created position.

In this post, Dunn will provide companywide leadership for technology research and development, architecture, infrastructure design and standards for its cable networks, publishing, entertainment and cable businesses.

Online ventures

He also will focus on supporting the recently created Time Warner Digital Media arm, which will include five Internet hubs set to launch this year. He will work with chairman and CEO Richard Bressler and Michael Pepe, prexy and chief operating officer of Time Warner Digital Media.

“We are very fortunate to be able to attract someone of Michael’s caliber and stature in the industry as our chief technology officer,” said Time Warner veep and chief information officer Carl F. Dill Jr.

“Michael’s talent and experience will make him an important asset to Time Warner in areas that are central to the company’s growth,” Dill said.

Dell experience

Dunn most recently was chief technology officer of Dell Computer Corp.’s online unit. Prior to joining Dell, Dunn held chief Internet technologist positions at Americast, a joint venture focused on broadband interactive TV and online access, and at True North Communications, a global ad agency.

He also worked at Turner Broadcasting, where he was responsible for all of the company’s technology efforts on the West Coast and in the Asia/Pacific regions.

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