Time Inc. has named Colin Bodell executive VP and chief technology officer, effective Feb. 18.
In this newly created position, Bodell, who is joining Time Inc. after eight years as a senior executive at Amazon, will be responsible for shaping the company’s overall strategic technology direction as Time Inc. prepares to enter the public markets.
In addition, he will have oversight of day-to-day IT operations.
Bodell will be charged with establishing a vision, identifying and acquiring best-in-breed technology and leveraging it across Time Inc.
He will also play a key role in digital product development and report to Time Inc. CEO, Joseph A. Ripp.
“Time Inc. is a clear leader when it comes to creating deep, high quality content,” said Bodell. “My role will be to ensure we are delivering that content in the ways that are most relevant to our consumers.”
With 29-year career in technology, Bodell is a named inventor on four U.S. patents on topics ranging from methods for fabricating products on demand to protecting network sites during adverse network conditions. He currently has ten patents pending with the U.S. Patent Office.
A native of Liverpool, England, Bodell holds a degree in Computer Science from Coventry University, England. Bodell (pictured above) immigrated to the United States in 1985.
Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, is one of the leading branded media companies in the world.