Author - Brian Shield

Brian P. Shield is executive vice president and chief information officer of The Weather Channel, Inc., a position he has held since joining the company in 1998. Brian is also responsible for designing and delivery all TWC technology products and services including: ITV, VOD and industry leading digital video solutions for cable, satellite and telecommunication distributors. Products and content delivery services extend across The global marketplace of The Weather Channel. These include: on-air products, radio, newspaper, and satellite, and the distribution of content to support the weather.com web site, web partnerships, desktop applications and mobile platforms. Prior to joining The Weather Channel in 1998, Brian served as CIO of FTD Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. At FTD, he was responsible for all IT including their global network reaching over 125 countries. Preceding his tenure at FTD, Brian had been CTO and head of software development at the investment firm of Scudder Kemper, in Boston, and formerly with Wang Laboratories. Shield was named Georgia CIO of year in 2004 and was a technical Emmy award winner for his work in television in 2007. Shield is a member of SMPTE, SCTE, Co-Chair of Media/Entertainment, CIO Executive Council, Georgia CIO Leadership Association Advisory Council, Atlanta CEO High Tech Council board of advisors, and SIM

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