Paul Dale

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Paul Dale (born 1970) was announced in July 2010 as the first[1] CTO to be appointed to the management board[2] at ITV plc, biggest commercial television network in the UK.[3] Dale regards his family home to be Rowrah[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Dale grew up and went to school in Workington, Cumberland (now Cumbria).[5] He attended Stainburn School and Science College[citation needed] and went on to Sellafield to complete and apprenticeship as an instrument mechanic.[6]

He studied at Lancaster University.[7]

Career[edit]

Nuclear industry[edit]

Dale completed an apprenticeship as an instrument mechanic with BNFL at their Sellafield site.[8]

Media industry[edit]

Dale started his media career 1991[9]

He was founder and director of Bailrigg FM[10] in 1994.

In 1995 he joined NDS at their Southampton Site[11] as a Project Manager[12] delivering CA and MPEG digital head ends.

In 2002 he was appointed as Technology Director at BSkyB in their Networked Media division.[13]

In 2006 he joined the BBC as Controller of Future Media and Technology for BBC Vision.[14]

In 2008 Dale was appointed CTO of Astro, Malaysia's DTH Satellite Pay TV Operator, based in Kuala Lumpur.[15] It was under Paul's tenure as CTO that Astro B.yond was launched and introduced a Digital video recorder (The Astro B.yond PVR) on 1 June 2010, and later Video on Demand (VOD) and IPTV connectivity over his 24 months in Malaysia.

Paul Dale joined ITV in January 2011 as their first CTO[16] and is part of the ITV Management Board and reported directly in to Adam Crozier.[17]

In December 2013 Dale joined German TV Broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media as their SVP, overseeing five digital businesses, Maxdome, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, MyVideo, Ampya and Studio 71.[18]

In November 2014 Dale joined multinational media and digital marketing communications company Dentsu Aegis Network as their Global Chief technology officer.[19]

IT industry[edit]

Dale's first two years at ITV were defined by the "Workplace Refresh" project, an 18-month programme of work consisting of 9 projects that rolled out a leading edge, mobile, consumerised, virtualised and cloud based IT solution to the whole company. The project has been globally recognised by the likes of Apple, Google, Citrix and Gartner as "industry defining" and world leading in key IT trends.[20]

Under Dale's tenure as CTO at ITV they were awarded the "Global Innovation" award by Citrix in recognition of their pioneering approach to IT delivery.[21]

In 2012 Dale was awarded CIO Top 50 status by Tech Republic[22]

In May 2012 Dale was a panelist in Google's Atmosphere on Tour event in London discussing his role in Business IT Transformation.[23]

In January 2013 Dale was stated as being one of the Top 50 Global Social CIO's by The Huffington Post.[24] due to his "good frequent content" on Twitter (Paul Dale on Twitter) and actively "engaging" in social networks.

Other roles[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Dale is married to Tracy and has two sons, Joseph and Alexander.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sweeney, Mark (29 July 2010). "ITV names Paul Dale as chief technology officer". The Guardian. This is the first time ITV has had a CTO on its management board 
  2. ^ "Management Team". ITV plc. 
  3. ^ "About ITV". ITV. 23 April 2008. ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK .
  4. ^ Clarke, Andrew (29 July 2010). "Rowrah Man Paul Lands Top ITV Job". The Whitehaven News. has always called Rowrah home 
  5. ^ Clarke, Andrew (29 July 2010). "Rowrah Man Paul Lands Top ITV Job". The Whitehaven News. Paul grew up and went to school in Workington. 
  6. ^ Clarke, Andrew (29 July 2010). "Rowrah Man Paul Lands Top ITV Job". The Whitehaven News. complete his apprenticeship as an instrument mechanic at Sellafield 
  7. ^ Clover, Julian (29 July 2010). "Paul Dale is ITV CTO". Broadband TV News. cLancaster University educated Dale 
  8. ^ Clarke, Andrew (29 July 2010). "Rowrah Man Paul Lands Top ITV Job". The Whitehaven News. complete his apprenticeship as an instrument mechanic at Sellafield 
  9. ^ "CASBAA Convention 09 - Speakers". CASBAA. In 2008 Paul’s media career started in 1991 
  10. ^ Clover, Julian (29 July 2010). "Paul Dale is ITV CTO". Broadband TV News. founder and director of community radio station Bailrigg FM 
  11. ^ Clarke, Andrew (29 July 2010). "Rowrah Man Paul Lands Top ITV Job". The Whitehaven News. aul moved to Southampton in 1995 to take up his first post in the media, with News Digital Systems 
  12. ^ Clover, Julian (29 July 2010). "Paul Dale is ITV CTO". Broadband TV News. He became a project manager for NDS 
  13. ^ "CASBAA Convention 09 - Speakers". CASBAA. In 2002, Paul took on the role of Technology Director at Sky Networked Media 
  14. ^ "CASBAA Convention 09 - Speakers". CASBAA. In 2006, Paul joined the BBC as Controller of Future Media and Technology for BBC Television 
  15. ^ "CASBAA Convention 09 - Speakers". CASBAA. In 2008 Paul Dale became CTO at Astro in Malaysia 
  16. ^ "Management Team". ITV plc. Paul joined ITV in January 2011 as Chief Technology Officer. This newly created role ... 
  17. ^ "ITV Names Paul Dale Technology Boss". Broadcast Now. Dale will report directly into chief executive Adam Crozier 
  18. ^ "ProSiebenSat.1 tech SVP moves to Dentsu Aegis Network". Digital TV Europe. Dale joined ProSiebenSat.1 last December taking on the senior vice-president role on an interim basis. He oversaw five digital businesses – Maxdome, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, MyVideo, Ampya and Studio 71 
  19. ^ "ProSiebenSat.1 tech SVP moves to Dentsu Aegis Network". Digital TV Europe. Dale has joined as global group chief technology officer at the UK-headquartered, multinational media and digital marketing communications company 
  20. ^ "Paul Dale CTO". Gartner. Dale's first two years at ITV were defined by the "Workplace Refresh" project.... 
  21. ^ "Citrix Innovation Award". Citrix. Congratulations ITV, winner of the 2012 Citrix Innovation Award 
  22. ^ "Top 50 CIO's 2012". Tech Republic. 
  23. ^ "Atmosphere on Tour". Google. Business Transformed: Customer Panel, including Paul Dale (CTO, ITV) and Steve Walker (IT Director, Trinity Mirror) 
  24. ^ "Top 50 Social CIO". Huffington Post. CIOs produce good and frequent content and are engaging. 
  25. ^ "Who's Who at the DTG". The DTG. 
  26. ^ Clarke, Andrew (29 July 2010). "Rowrah Man Paul Lands Top ITV Job". The Whitehaven News. his wife Tracy, and their two young sons Joseph and Alexander