NBCU CTO Darren Fehrer to create new media tech organization


Darren Feher, EVP/CTO for NBC Universal, will take on a new role within the company, focusing more deeply on the creation of a media technology organization dedicated to digital product innovation and emerging technology. Feher will continue to report to John Eck, President, NBC TV Network and Media Works, who made the announcement today.

In his new role, Feher will add new technology and engineering teams concentrating on the areas of digital asset management, content distribution, production and commercial planning across NBCU’s portfolio. He’ll continue to lead the company’s external industry technology outreach efforts and oversee NBCU’s Technology Growth Center (TGC), which houses NBCU’s Research and Development, anti-piracy and technical product development groups for mobile, interactive TV, gaming, and online sites and video.

As part of this change, he will turn responsibility for the Information Technology Operations team over to Chris Furst, EVP and CIO for NBCU’s Global Enterprise Systems, who also reports to Eck.

"Darren is an exceptional leader and has been an integral part of our technical transformation from an analog to a digital media company," said Eck. "He has led the charge in developing technology to ensure our content remains accessible, user friendly and protected and is the ideal candidate to continue our focus on areas of digital growth, including the development of new search technologies, advances in content protection and customized solutions for digital advertising."