Dentsu Aegis Network Strengthens Executive Leadership With Global Chief Technology Officer
LONDON – Dentsu Aegis Network, headquartered in London, today announced the appointment of Dominic Shine as Global Chief Technology Officer. This is a new role for the network and demonstrates the ongoing momentum to create an unparalleled management team to support the company ambition to become a 100 per cent digital economy business by 2020.
In his role as CTO at Dentsu Aegis Network, Dominic will oversee both technology strategy and day-to-day technology management, in addition to taking on a significantly broader remit across the technology, innovation and data agendas. This will incorporate client-focused tech solutions, key accountability for all technology platforms, a continued prioritisation of cyber security, and driving the continued integration of Dentsu Aegis’ data assets and capabilities. Dominic joins the business on 1st October 2017.
Jerry Buhlmann, Chief Executive Officer of Dentsu Aegis Network, said:
“Developing market-leading systems and platforms is critical to gain competitive advantage in the digital economy and, with the appointment of Dominic Shine, the creation of the new Global Chief Technology Officer role marks a further step towards this ambition. Dominic will work in partnership with the strategy, innovation and data teams to identify and leverage the latest, most relevant technologies and innovations, including VR, AR, AI and Voice, offering clients data-driven, game changing solutions to propel their businesses’ success.”
“Dominic is a highly driven, proven, delivery-focused leader, and I am confident his addition to the top leadership team will further bolster our digital ambitions.”
Dominic Shine brings over 25 years of technology experience, joining from News Corp where, as Global CIO, he has led a multi-year transformation of their technology capabilities, to enable faster delivery of Digital products to drive revenue growth and a significant modernisation of the software platforms used to drive improvements in business effectiveness. Prior to News Corp he has held senior technology roles across a number of leading media and financial sector organisations.
Dominic Shine, Global Chief Technology Officer said:
“I am delighted to be joining the talented team at Dentsu Aegis at such an important time. The network’s pioneering leadership team recognises the necessity of innovative tech-enabled client solutions and the importance of harnessing the skills and capabilities that exist across the entire group. Dentsu Aegis is totally committed to maintaining a market leading position as a data-driven, platforms and solution business and to develop or acquire to deliver on this ambition. Last year’s acquisition of Merkle was a perfect example of this strategy in action. A key part of my approach, working closely with my Executive colleagues, will be to foster collaboration around the best people, ideas and technology solutions so that we can help our clients to navigate the rapidly evolving technology landscape and realise greater value.”
Dentsu Aegis is at the forefront of the industry in its shift to people-based marketing, and an unwavering commitment to its digital ambition and vision to ‘innovate the way brands are built’ has resulted in a number of strategic hires and acquisitions that have seen it outperform its peer group for the sixth consecutive year. The strategic acquisition of Merkle in August 2016, the largest independent data analytics CRM and performance marketing agency in the US, was game-changing for the Group’s capabilities in high quality data, analytics and CRM and also saw David Williams’ appointment to the Dentsu Aegis Executive. The top leadership team was further strengthened with Giulio Malegori’s appointment as CEO of the EMEA region in early 2017, and then the recent appointments of Nick Brien as CEO Americas & US and Nigel Morris as Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer have ensured that the Executive Team is designed with growth, transformation, and strategic innovation at its heart. Dominic Shine’s role as Global Chief Technology Officer will ensure that Dentsu Aegis Network is quickly and effectively leveraging emerging tech capabilities across its global network to ensure competitive advantage and continued market leadership.
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About Dentsu Aegis Network
Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, Dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 38,000 dedicated specialists.