IT Management & Leadership eMagazine

How to Prepare Your Tech-Company to Get Funded or Acquired

Eric David Benari, PMP, Executive Editor of the IT Management & Leadership eMagazine

Mike Dunn, CTO of Hearst Interactive Media, Founding-CTO of Dell Online & Former-CTO at Time Warner teaches tech-entrepreneurs how to get funded or acquired in Hi-Def 720p video.

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Michael S. Dunn, Chief Technical Officer, Hearst Interactive Media directs all of Hearst’s enterprise technology initiatives, manages the enterprise Program Management Office, performs venture related technology due diligence and coordinates all strategic technology relationships. He is also the go to person for exposing Hearst’s traditional media businesses to emerging media technology trends and capabilities. He is actively involved in Hearst’s strategic investment activity, identifying and conducting technical due diligence on new investment opportunities as well as providing ongoing technical support to the companies within the HIM portfolio. He is responsible for technology oversight of all HIM wholly owned properties including UGO, 1Up and Kaboodle. Finally, he oversees and coordinates Hearst’s sponsorship of the MIT Media LAB and the partnership Hearst has with Northerwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, related to technology initiatives.

Dunn joined Hearst Interactive Media in July 2003. He had been chief technology officer at Encoda Systems, a global supplier of sales, traffic, programming and financial systems for the broadcast industry. Before Encoda, Dunn spent much of the last decade in CTO roles including Time Warner, where he was the Corporate CTO and also lead technologist for the Time Warner Digital Media Investment Fund, and was the founding CTO of Dell’s online division. Earlier in his career, Dunn held senior technology-related posts at True North Communications, a global ad agency; Turner Broadcasting; Hanna-Barbera Studios; and Americast, a joint venture of Walt Disney Co. and four telephone companies.

Dunn serves on the advisory boards of Mochila, a media marketplace; the Internet Capital Group, a global business-to-business company; and Advisen, an insurance industry information portal. He is the founding member of InfoWorld’s CTO Advisory Council and is a board member of Ballston Spa National Bank, a community bank servicing Saratoga County in New York.

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