Publicis Worldwide North America hires Jon Hackett in the newly created position of Senior Vice President/Director of Emerging Technology. Hackett comes directly from Code & Theory where he was Director of Creative Technology. He will report to Dawn Winchester, Chief Digital Officer and partner across the agency with the Technology, Experience Design, Creative, Strategy and Account Departments.
Hackett will be responsible for identifying and driving emerging technology opportunities for Publicis Worldwide North America clients. He will be called upon to bring innovation thinking to the creative process, educate teams and clients on emerging technologies, lead prototype development, organize hackathons and manage general oversight of the creative technology team.
Winchester stated, “Having worked with Jon previously, I know his talent and passion for innovation. He comes on board with the mission to create innovation opportunities for our clients, while expanding our understanding of emerging technology. I am thrilled to work with him once again and see what we can create this time around.”
Winchester worked with Hackett at R/GA, where as Technical Team Leader & Social Architect, Mobile & Social Platforms, he was a key creator of their mobile and social platforms capability.
Hackett stated, “Publicis is in a growth spurt and under the leadership of Dawn, building out a best-of-breed digital and technology practice. I thrive on creativity and innovation. I know this is exactly the right place, at exactly the right time, under exactly the right leadership, for new thinking and ideas to flourish. I am really excited to get going.”