Frank Penning

Frank Penning

CIO Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland GmbH, Division Head of Technology/IT CBC Cologne Broadcasting Center GmbH

Changing TV

The broadcasting industry is facing major changes in their business model. The technological and cultural change in society presents new challenges to the broadcaster of tomorrow. New competitors entering the market and changing rules demand fundamental change to allow for adaption and growth. Similarities to the changes in the automotive industry are clearly visible.

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Since 2018 Frank Penning has excelled as CIO of the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Division Head of Technology/IT Cologne Broadcasting Center. He has been responsible for carrying out the IT technology transformation of the group.

Prior to that he launched, as co-founder, the streaming service WaipuTV (Exaring AG) and was in charge of technical developments in the digitalization of ProSiebenSat1. As the CTO and investment manager at Holtzbrinck Digital he oversaw the founding of a host of startups. He got his start in the media industry back in 2000 as the Managing Director of Tomorrow Focus Technologies GmbH where he developed publishing portals and entertainment solutions such as Lufthansa Flynet.