Chief Technology Officer, Media and Technology Services Global, Viacom
David Kline is Viacom’s Chief Technology Officer. He provides strategic leadership for the company’s technology infrastructure and oversees Viacom’s Online Central Platform Technology and Interactive Services, Content Creation and Distribution Technology, Application Development and Information Security and Compliance.
During Kline’s eight years with Viacom, he has led several successful initiatives including consolidating technology services across the organization to increase efficiency globally; implementing many core ERP systems such as SAP; driving innovation and efficiency across all aspects of technology to distribute our world-class content; and building the foundations of our business to consumer services and internal technology systems. All the while, Kline has developed and promoted a strong, diverse team of talented people to sustain these important goals and initiatives.
Kline joined the company in November 2010 after three years at Discovery Communications, where he had most recently served as Executive Vice President of Technology and CTO. Prior to Discovery, Kline held senior technology roles at Rainbow Media, a unit of Cablevision Systems, for nearly 10 years.
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences - for audiences in more than 180 countries on various platforms and devices. Globally, Viacom Media Networks reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers through leading brands including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network (SPIKE), VH1, TV Land, CMT and Logo. Program services created specifically for international audiences include Channel 5 (U.K.), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment and has an extensive library of motion picture titles. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces original programming for television and digital platforms.