Former Discovery Channel CTO John Honeycutt Joins Google Cloud
February 1, 2019
Former Discovery Channel Chief Technical Officer (CTO) John Honeycutt has joined Google Cloud. Discovery, which has headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, was established in 1985. The company is a global leader in “real life entertainment” offering around over 8,000 hours of documentary-based original programming in 50 languages in around 220 countries every year. Mr. Honeycutt’s engagement by Google Cloud is likely to drive potential customers in the entertainment industry towards its services.
Mr. Honeycutt joined Google Cloud earlier this year as Vice President of Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment. He will be in charge of the company’s media and telecom activity. The move underscores Google Clouds’ position as a cloud provider able to deliver the computing and data storage required by the film and television industries. In his new role Mr. Honeycutt will be responsible for acquiring customers that will also include esport companies, content providers and telecoms.
Mr. Honeycutt spent 15 years at Discovery and was in charge of the company’s oversees technology strategy. He led global efforts in a number of functions including consolidated IT, media technology, production and operations. Prior to his CTO position he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Discovery Networks International (DNI). Prior to Discovery he worked for eight years at Fox Broadcasting, ultimately becoming Senior Vice President of Broadcast Operations at the organization. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Fitchburg State College and received the Broadcasting and Cable‘s Technology Leadership Award.