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Damian Cronan

Damian Cronan

Chief Digital and Information Officer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Damian Cronan serves as the Chief Digital and Information Officer for the ABC, with responsibilities spanning production, distribution, IT, cyber operations, and the development of well-regarded digital products like iview, listen, and ABC News.

Prior to the ABC, Mr Cronan was most recently the Chief Information & Technology Officer at Nine & Fairfax. There he led the product engineering & IT teams for Nine’s family of brands including 9Now, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, 2GB and 3AW, alongside traditional corporate and broadcast technology responsibilities.

Mr Cronan was also the founding CTO for Stan, Nine’s successful subscription streaming service, leading its development and launch into the market in 2015 and fast growth in the competitive subscription video landscape. Damian has also held roles at NineMSN and ACP Magazines.

With over 15 years in media and more than 25 years in technology, Mr Cronan has developed a keen interest in leveraging product and technology as a competitive tool to navigate the challenges and opportunities in the industry.

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