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Mi9 hires Parsons from Quickflix

Digital media company Mi9 (a joint venture of Microsoft and Nine Entertainment Co) has appointed Tim Parsons as director of product innovation, effective 18 March 2013.

"Tim has a strong entrepreneurial flair with a passionate curiosity for Australia's digital audience – combined with an established track record for creating and growing successful digital media businesses, we're excited to see how he will bring the vision for Mi9's media and product portfolio to life." said managing director of data and services Richard McLaren.

Parsons joins Mi9 from Quickflix and will continue to play an advisory role at that company.

He has also worked with Apple, McDonalds, Toyota, Spike Wireless, Oven Digital and Pollenizer.

Parsons holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Imperial College London.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.


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