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Disney Overhauls Media & Entertainment Distribution Technology Team

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Disney DMED tech team

DMED tech team. Image credit: Disney

Disney has announced that the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s (DMED) Technology team been rearranged, along with some new hires and promotions, to better support Disney’s continued growth.

The segment, led by CTO Aaron LaBerge, is in charge of developing and sustaining the virtual ways in which Disney provides its content and connects with consumers. The entertainment giant’s realignment creates eight core groups within the thousand-strong DMED tech team: Advertising Platforms, Business Operations, Consumer Experiences & Platforms, Content Operations, Content Platforms, Design, Engineering Services, and Media Engineering.

To help lead these groups Oke Okaro, Jen Schwarz, and Mike White have all joined the company. Okaro will serve as SVP of Business Operations, Schwarz will take on the role of SVP of Engineering Services, and White will become the company’s SVP of Consumer Experiences & Platforms.

LaBerge has also tapped internal leaders for new key roles in DMED Technology, including Mike Andrews, who is now SVP of Content Platforms, Tagu Kato, who has becom VP of Design, Chris Lawson, who has been elevated to SVP Content Operations, and Michael Pollard, who has take on the role of SVP of Media Engineering. Jeremy Helfand will continue to oversee the group’s Ad Platforms team.

“DMED Technology is among the most talented and innovative collection of people on the planet and I am inspired and privileged to work with them each day,” LaBerge stated. “This new alignment recognizes where our Company is today, where it is going tomorrow, and positions us to continue Disney’s legacy of using technology to bring amazing stories and products to consumers everywhere, drive businesses and power innovation. I’m energized to be welcoming new, talented colleagues to this incredible team as we ensure Disney remains at the forefront of the evolving future of media and technology.”

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