Can Technology Innovation save The New York Times?
While most traditional media companies have been content to treat the Internet as merely another distribution medium and their IT departments as just one more service organization, The New York Times has embraced the digital age as fervently as the most progressive technology company. From a team of engineers who sit side-by-side with journalists in the newsroom and a well-funded R&D group to a large engineering team working on a slew of Web and mobile offerings, The Times has lived by the ethos that to continue to succeed, its technology must be as great as its journalism.
CIO Marc Frons will discuss a new philosophy that has borne fruit with a successful digital subscription model and fresh innovations in user engagement and interactive storytelling. But in a world of failing print economics and increased competition for online advertising, The Times must find new ways to make quality journalism profitable online.
CTO Rajiv Pant will relay experiences on their live transition to continuous delivery, give details on experimentation with emerging production frameworks with NodeJS and Scala, discuss their innovative directions on cloud and big data, and their unique philosophy and practice on current and future mobile apps.