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Hearst CTO: How to Prepare Your Tech-Company to Get Funded or Acquired

  • Mar 24, 2010 · 6:30 PM

Mike Dunn, CTO of
Hearst Interactive Media, Dell Online founding CTO &
former CTO at
Time Warner will present:
How to Prepare Your Tech-Company to Get Funded or Acquired This will be a joint-Meetup with 8-groups (
3,000 members!), so the networking opportunities will be outstanding! This
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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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  • Eric David B.

    Event video in HD at:

    July 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike Dunn is very accessible - great speaker.

    March 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    i really enjoyed speaking to the group, lots of good questions and thoughtful discussions :)

    March 26, 2010

  • Kevin G.

    Mike is very knowledgeable about the tech side of venture funding. Not much structure around networking. More organic.

    March 25, 2010

  • Donato M.

    Michael Dunn was an eloquet speaker who knows the IT subject matter better then most. He covered the exactly what I had expected on the topic.

    March 25, 2010

  • Ken H.

    Mike Dunn was a very good speaker with an impressive background. Great topic and very interesting all around.

    March 25, 2010

  • Kenneth C. L.

    Another timely topic

    March 10, 2010

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