Late in 2010, Drake and team introduced two new mobile products. The CNBC Real-Time iPad App, which launched on December 7, 2010, and CNBC PRO, a new premium, professional-level online and mobile service, that provides subscribers with a comprehensive suite of features and services including real-time global market data from over 100 exchanges worldwide, live access to CNBC global programming and Real-Time price and news alerts.
Drake oversaw the launch of the successful CNBC Mobile Web site in June 2007, which has posted consecutive year-over-year growth since inception. This site ended last year with a 36% increase in page views compared to the previous year.(Source: Omniture) In the fall of 2009, Drake and his team launched CNBC’s Real-Time iPhone App. Recently ranked fourth on PC Magazine’s “The Top 40 Free iPhone Apps 2010” list and named by Apple as “one of the best APPs of 2009,” the CNBC iPhone App has been downloaded over a 1,000,000 times since launch.
Drake has over 20 years of technology & software development expertise and has been with the network for more than 10 years. Prior to his current role, he served as CNBC’s Vice President and CIO of Information Technology, responsible for all real-time on-air applications and analytics. Previously, Scott was the Chief Technology Officer for CNBC.com, responsible for building the technology organization and infrastructure for the site.
Before joining CNBC, Drake worked as the General Manager at Bloomberg.com and was responsible for that company’s web development. He was also in charge of equity derivative software development for Bloomberg’s professional services. Drake started his career as an equity quantitative analyst at Salomon Brothers Inc.
Drake holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Rutgers College.