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BBC appoints Tiffany Hall to head IT planning

TheBBC has promoted long serving IT specialist Tiffany Hall to the position of Chief Information Officer.

Hall, who has held a number of IT roles with the broadcaster will take on the task of strategic planning of the corporation's IT infrastructure, Information Security systems, as well as supporting BBC business systems and professional services teams including HR, Marketing Communications & Audiences, Finance and Property.

The appointment is a key element of BBC CTO John Linwood's restructure of the Broadcast and Enterprise Technology area within the BBC's Future Media & Technology Division. In February this year Linwood left his position of senior Vice president of international engineering with Yahoo! to join the BBC where he is responsible for the maintenance and technical infrastructure of all BBC output.

Commenting on Hall's appointment Linwood said: "I'm delighted that Tiffany has accepted the post of CIO," he said. "She brings extensive BBC experience to the role." Hall also brings to the role extensive experience working with IT systems elsewhere, including with Shellwhich she left in 1995 to join the BBC.

Since then Hall has occupied a number of positions with regional and national responsibility.

Soon after joining as an IT project manager she was promoted to Head of Business Systems in News where she oversaw the roll out of an electronic news production system used by 14,000 staff across all BBC journalism output.

From 2000 to 2005 Hall was Head of Technology for News during which she played a key role in the development of Jupiter, a production system credited with transforming BBC TV news.

In 2006 Hall became the Technology Controller BBC Nations & Regions, where she was responsible for setting the technology strategy and continued to strive for tapeless broadcast environments with her work to launch BBC Northern Ireland's Digital NI project.

Hall's latest role was heading the newly combined Development & Delivery department.


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