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Joe Simon Biography

Joe Simon is Chief Technology Officer at Condé Nast and oversees all digital and technology operations. In this position, he leads the company’s innovation efforts, including the development of next generation digital products and services.

Prior to joining Condé Nast in September 2010, Simon was Chief Technology Officer for Viacom, where he directed all worldwide technology and operations for MTV Networks, BET Networks, and Paramount Pictures.

Simon’s responsibilities at Viacom included the management of information technology systems for 58 networks in the US and 106 networks internationally, internet and mobile application development for 418 websites, and oversight of new technology to build digital businesses, innovate new functionality, and create production, content management, and retail distribution systems.

Prior to the separation of Viacom and CBS, Mr. Simon was also responsible for worldwide technology for the CBS Network, CBS and Paramount television stations, Infinity Radio, Simon and Schuster and Viacom Outdoor. Prior to joining Viacom in 1998 as Senior Vice President for Information Technology Operations, he spent nine years as a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton focused on the media sector. Simon has also worked at Reader’s Digest, and for various business conglomerates in India, where he received a Masters of Business Administration.