News UK CTO Christina Scott has added a global remit to her domestic responsibilities, following her promotion to the role of Deputy CTO at News Corp.
“News UK and News Corp’s publications have lots of shared challenges and opportunities,” said Scott. “I look forward to taking a global approach across the News Corp portfolio while continuing to build on the digital growth and innovation across News UK titles.”
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The promotion comes as a result of News Corp announcing the appointment of Marc Frons as the new CTO of the multinational media company. Frons had held the role in an interim capacity since October 2016, after Paul Cheesbrough left the company to become CTO at 21st Century Fox.
Scott will share her new position with current News Corp Chief Information Security Officer Latha Maripuri. Both of them will retain the responsibilities of their previous positions, which for Scott include overseeing the Technology and Product teams at News UK, the publisher of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun.
“This tech triumvirate will ensure that News Corp and our businesses are at the forefront of technological change,” said News Corp CEO Robert Thomson. “In his time as interim CTO, Marc has effectively and speedily advanced our digital transformation across the companies. Whether it involves enterprise software, cybersecurity or mobile apps, Marc, Latha and Christina have the expertise and leadership skills we need to expedite the digital development of our news, publishing, real estate and other enterprises.”
“News Corp is today home to some of the world’s leading news, publishing and digital real estate businesses,” Frons added. “The tech transformation underway across the company is exciting and rewarding for all of us who work here, and all who benefit from the creative products delivered digitally to millions every day. Latha, Christina and I look forward to working collaboratively with our colleagues around the globe and around the clock to ensure that our technology is second to none.”