The New York Times has poached Condé Nast’s chief technology officer, Nick Rockwell.
Rockwell, who joins The Times on Nov. 16, will report to executive vice president of product and technology, Kinsey Wilson, when he joins The Gray Lady as chief technology officer. At The Times, Rockwell will be responsible for all technology operations, including infrastructure, e-commerce, enterprise computing and development and its digital systems.
Rockwell joined Condé Nast in 2012 as senior vice president of digital before being promoted to chief technology officer. Prior to Condé, he served as chief technology officer at The Ladders, digital chief technology officer at MTV Networks, and the technical founder of music editorial start-up, SonicNet.
Meanwhile, at Condé Nast, Fred Santarpia, executive vice president and chief digital officer, has hired Karthic Bala as head of data strategy.
He will start his new job on Nov. 16, and he will lead Condé Nast’s data capabilities across its business groups, with a focus on growing its advertising-supported and consumer revenue streams. Condé Nast said Bala’s hire isn’t a replacement for Rockwell.
Bala comes from Precision Health Data Institute at Everyday Health where he served as president. There, he built data-led business products, among other things. Before that, Bala oversaw Viacom’s business intelligence and data-warehousing department as its director of application development, and he has worked at TIAA-CRED and IBM.
“Data strategy will play an increasingly important role for Condé Nast as we continue to expand our digital business,” Santarpia said. “Karthic’s extensive experience and in-depth knowledge will be fundamental as we grow our capabilities on all platforms.”