BBC iPlayer innovator to speak at Travolution Summit

A former BBC executive who oversaw the development of its iPlayer catch-up service and now heads the parent arm of Teletext Holidays has been added as a speaker at this year’s Travolution Summmit.

Richard Titus, chief executive of Associated Northcliffe Digital, the digital consumer division of A&N Media, will make up the panel in the Innovations session that will look at new technology and what is hot and what is not.

He will join Mike Fridgen, director Bing Travel product management and Steve Ricketts, head of third party services at Orange UK in the session that will be chaired by Tim Russell, UK managing director of Summit sponsor Amadeus.

In his new role Titus oversees a £100 million international portfolio of businesses including Jobsite, Findaproperty, Globrix,, dating site aggregator Allegran and the online and mobile businesses of Teletext.

His portfolio extends into six countries with 38.4 million global unique users. Previously, he led one of three BBC future media divisions responsible for the strategic, editorial and technical delivery of its mobile products and services including the award-winning mobile iPlayer,

He took on this role after leading an overhaul and redesign of the BBC’s Internet, mobile and IPTV services – with a combined audience greater than 50 million unique users a week.

Titus has founded or co-founded seven firms in his career including Razorfish LA andSchematic, an Adweek top 10 interactive agency, where he served as president and vice chairman before its acquisition in 2007 by WPP.

The day-long Summit will take place at the Renaissance Chancery Court, London, on April 20. Delegates can register now online.  

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