Disney Restructures, Expands Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Tech Team To Support …

Disney’s Media & Leisure Distribution (DMED) Expertise group has promoted and employed a handful of executives and realigned it enterprise to higher help the leisure large’s continued progress, the corporate stated Monday.

The sweeping division is accountable for next-gen DTC and linear distribution, promoting expertise, engineering, operations and Disney’s digital product portfolio. A brand new construction creates eight core DMED teams: Promoting Platforms; Enterprise Operations; Client Experiences & Platforms; Content material Operations; Content material Platforms; Design; Engineering Providers; and Media Engineering.

These tapped for brand new or expanded roles embody Mike Andrews, Tagu Kato, Chris Lawson and Michael Pollard. Jeremy Helfand continues to guide Advert Platforms in collaboration with Disney Promoting Gross sales.

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Andrews was named SVP of the brand new Content material Platforms group after a number of many years main a few of Disney and ESPN’s most difficult engineering tasks. Kato, who labored at Nike earlier than becoming a member of Disney in 2017, will run the brand new, centralized Design staff as VP. Lawson was elevated to SVP Content material Operations (he spent the previous a number of years as SVP, Expertise Operations. And Pollard has been bumped as much as SVP, Media Engineering after greater than a decade within the media operations and engineering world for ABC and Disney Cable Networks.

DMED Expertise’s EVP and CTO, Aaron LaBerge, additionally welcomed three technologists – Oke Okaro, Jen Schwarz, and Mike White – to his senior management staff.

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