Teads names Damien Islam-Frenoy Chief Technology Officer

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Teads, the global media platform, has appointed Damien Islam-Frenoy as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Co-CEO Jeremy Arditi.

Based in Teads’ Paris offices, Islam-Frenoy will helm Teads’ technology innovation and strategy, IT infrastructure, and strategic technology partnerships.

Damien Islam-Frenoy

His 25 years of experience delivering large scale software systems, AI-based optimisation algorithms, and compelling user experiences will bring further thought-leadership as Teads doubles down on expanded CTV, data, creative optimisation, and performance advertising offerings.

“Damien uniquely combines large scale engineering expertise with product management vision and a track record of delivery”, said Arditi.

“I’m thrilled for him to leverage his vast experience and success driving innovation across software and hardware as we put strong focus on our expanded CTV inventory and next-generation full-funnel offerings for advertisers and publishers in the coming year.”

Islam-Frenoy comes to Teads from Amazon where he most recently served as Director of Global Product Management & Software Engineering, responsible for the software critical to the flow of all Amazon packages.

In this role, he led a 200+ person organisation, overseeing software engineering, DevOps, product management, and data science.

Islam-Frenoy was responsible for building and operating back-end systems, forecasting, and optimisation models, as well as rich user experiences leveraging AI and next-generation hardware.

He also spent over ten years at Microsoft across Product, Technology and Enterprise sales roles.

Islam-Frenoy holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Oxford University.

“I’ve been truly impressed by Teads’ thoughtful and strategic approach to solving the industry’s toughest problems at scale and I’m excited to further drive long-term technical innovation in my new role”, said Islam-Frenoy.

“I am eager to apply my love of data and science to optimise performance across our expansive customer base and roadmap, tapping into that sweet spot of thought-leadership between software, hardware, and AI.

“Additionally, I’m energised by the close-knit and high-performing culture at Teads. I look forward to further nurturing and growing this skilled and gifted engineering team in the years ahead.”

Leveraging its longstanding innovation in AI, Teads is fuelling and expanding its upcoming connected TV (CTV), data and contextual, and performance advertising offerings.

The company recently announced its new suite of AI-powered solutions designed to elevate strategies for advertisers and publishers across media, to include innovative lower funnel offering Teads Conversions, Teads Data Suite powered by Contextual Intelligence, and Teads AI Creative Lab.

Teads’ new offerings enable partners to achieve full-funnel success, further fortifying its global position as an omnichannel platform that embraces premium environments, data-driven messaging, evidence-based creative, and incrementality.