Universal Music Group (UMG) announced that Dan Morales has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO), overseeing UMG's global technology platforms and developing new systems to expand the company's advanced analytics and data platforms. Morales was previously CIO at eBay where his responsibilities included business intelligence and analytics, networking, global enterprise technology operations and enabling functions.
The appointment indicates that UMG could be making a move into building their own technology products. Boyd Muir, UMG's Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of Operations, said: "Throughout our digital evolution, UMG continues to redefine the role of a modern music company. With Dan as CIO, we are adding an executive with immense talent and experience in building technology and software solutions on a global scale and leveraging technology to deliver growth."
Prior to eBay, Morales served from 2003 to 2011 as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Corporate Technology at Bank of America and before that, he held a number of roles at Continental Airlines (now United Airlines), rising to Managing Director for Corporate Technology. He was awarded the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2017 Bay Area CIO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.