Press Release: Hearst Magazines Digital Media Appoints Michael Dugan Chief Technology Officer
Michael Dugan, formerly the CTO for Forbes Media, was named CTO of Hearst Magazines Digital Media.
Dugan is an advisor for Publishing Executive's FUSE Media summit and spoke at last year's event on honing a programmatic ad strategy.
At the FUSE Forum on Personalization in June, Dugan shared his insight on using the best metrics to signal reader interest in order to recommend targeted content and advertising. Read the full press release from Hearst below.
NEW YORK, NY (August 14, 2017) – Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM) today announced the appointment of Michael Dugan to the role of Chief Technology Officer.
In this newly created position, Dugan will manage all aspects of HMDM’s technical organization around the world. He will have oversight of Hearst’s proprietary global media management platform, MediaOS, and will work across Hearst Magazines and other Hearst businesses to further advance the company’s content offerings, data collection and commerce capabilities.
He will report to HMDM Global President Troy Young. His appointment is effective immediately.
“Mike is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in the media tech space,” said Young. “His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to develop new platforms and systems that leverage our understanding of our content, our growing knowledge of our audience and our aggressive commerce strategy to create unique value for both users and advertisers.”
Dugan most recently served as CTO of Forbes, where he spent the past 16 years. In this role, Dugan was responsible for all software, systems and network engineering teams in support of Forbes digital and print publishing and content delivery platforms. Prior to Forbes, he held positions at HBO, and the pioneering internet portal, Prodigy Communications.
“In an ever-changing media and technology landscape, Hearst Magazines has consistently anticipated and transcended emerging challenges,” said Dugan. “I am honored to be joining such a forward-leaning band of digital mavericks.”
About Hearst Magazines Digital Media
Hearst Magazines Digital Media reaches nearly 80 million site visitors each month [comScore] and 132 million social media followers, with 20 digital brands including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Marie Claire, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s BAZAAR, Seventeen, and Delish. The portfolio also includes Sweet, a collaboration with Snapchat on its Discover platform. Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst (www.hearst.com), one of the nation's largest diversified media information and services companies.