#34 - Richard Rosenberg – CTO, Financial Times

Published on September 9, 2021

As a mobile-first world, things are changing fast – and according to today’s guest, the future lies in data, privacy and trust. Richard Rosenberg was appointed CTO at the Financial Times at the start of 2021. He leads the FT’s technology strategy across the development and operations teams, and oversees the delivery of cross-platform customer experiences. 

Richard previously worked in a number of positions within the Expedia Group, and spent time at Sky, where his team produced award-winning and innovative products including the revolutionary Sky News for iPad application. 

I can’t wait to learn more about the technology challenges Richard is tackling under his role. We discuss the advancement of machine learning and AI, having clarity with priorities, the future of journalism, the power of positive thinking, and training for the London marathon. 

Talking Points

  • Sky’s product development approaches (08:38)
  • The move from Sky to Expedia (12:11)
  • Learning from Expedia’s A/B testing (13:04)
  • The impact of the pandemic on the travel industry (18:37)
  • The current technological challenges at the FT (27:53)
  • The future of content through blockchain and NFTs (39:30)
  • The impact of online censorship (43:15)
  • Richard’s approach to changing goals and embracing failure (48:39)