7digital- an open digital music platform, has announced the appointment of Paul Shannon as the new VP of Technology. Shannon joined 7digital in the summer of 2011 as a developer in the API development team. Before joining 7digital he had previously worked in the legal and mobile industries. He was a pivotal member of the team that adopted Agile, Lean and XP practices at vehicle finance and tech company, Codeweavers, during his seven years there.
Shannon commented: “I’m tremendously excited to take on this new role and overwhelmed with the support from both 7digital’s Senior Management Team and Technology Team. My initial plan is to develop a Technical Strategy Team formed of existing group members allowing them to get more involved in the direction of our team and API platform. I’m particularly looking forward to the new opportunities we’ll find in digital music and radio, and want to make cutting edge technology the forefront of all our new adventures.”