Former senior executive from Gannett and AOL to lead company’s global technology organization
3Cinteractive announced the addition of Stephen Murphy as senior vice president of technology. In this role, Murphy will manage 3C’s global technology organization, overseeing the existing technology platform and systems as well as leading the development of new, innovative products that support the critical mobile consumer engagement programs of the company’s clients.
“Stephen’s expertise in developing and taking to market cutting-edge technologies that drive revenue will be key as we continue to grow our company,” said Mike FitzGibbon, 3Cinteractive co-founder and president. “He will help 3C stay ahead of the market by providing the world’s best brands with valuable mobile consumer engagement solutions that meet and exceed their business needs.”
Murphy is an experienced technology and business executive with more than 20 years experience in growing profit through developing products in Online, Mobile and Telecom, both direct to consumer and business-to-business. His passion for innovation and developing revolutionary technology products has led to him being awarded 18 patents. Murphy has also been recognized as a transformational leader who inspires his teams through his collaborative and results oriented management style.
Most recently, Murphy was the vice president of technology and operations at Gannett Digital where he was responsible for the architecture and operations of technology platforms for all digital products. Prior to joining Gannett, Murphy served in a variety of technology leadership positions during his nine years at AOL, finishing as the senior vice president of consumer applications technology. In that role, he was responsible for leading all development and quality assurance teams for AOL’s Consumer Applications including email, Instant Messenger, Mobile, AOL Client, Toolbar and Parent Controls.
On Thursday, February 27, the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) hosted its monthly meeting. This particular meeting on “How a University Snagged a Presidential Debate” took place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, the location of the final 2012 presidential debate. As co-chair of the South Florida Infotech Development Initiative (SFIDI), I was invited to be a part of the pre-event workshop on “How to Grow Fresh Talent with an Internship Program”. Part of that workshop was also dedicated to a Q&A session featuring two former interns including our own Nicole Marmion who was in last summer’s program.
The pre-event workshop was focused on how to develop best practices around successful internship programs. I had an opportunity to walk through the maturation of our intern program over the last 5 years. We have developed a very successful program that is focused on delivering real value for both the interns and the company. Ultimately, this supports one of the founding principles at 3Cinteractive – “Create a great culture that focuses on the personal and professional development of the team.” Last summer, we had 10 interns in the 3C Boca office. Our interns ranged from high school students to recent college graduates. Over the last several years we have offered 10 full-time positions to our summer interns.
The key to building a successful program is cross-functional support within 3C. Last year we started planning in February for the summer segment. We designed the program with a focus on giving our interns deliverable projects that had actual value. The interns broke into two teams and learned how to use Scrum Agile Methods to manage the projects to successful delivery. In the end, we had a great 2013 summer program validated by our exit surveys of both our interns and employees.
SFIDI is a self-organized group of industry professionals and education partners working to build a strong technology workforce in South Florida. Building relationships between groups like SFTA and SFIDI is an opportunity to develop a vibrant local tech community. Overall, the evening was a huge success capped off by getting commitments from several companies to start intern programs.
About the Author: Mark Smith is responsible for 3Cinteractive’s day-to-day operations in his role as co-founder and chief operating officer. He has an extensive operational and marketing background in both telecommunications and the online payment processing industry.
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