Disney names new Chief Digital and Technology Officer as the company expands its digital services

Feb 28, 2022 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Monday February 28, 2022 4:08pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Gail Evans is joining the Walt Disney Company as the new Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer.

Evans previously worked at the asset management firm Mercer as Chief Digital Officer, and prior to that held senior positions at Microsoft Studios, Hewlett Packard, and Bank of America.

As Disney's Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Gail will be based in Orlando and will report to Josh D'Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

The appointment comes at a time when Disney is leaning more and more on digital solutions to increase revenue and expand its offerings. Recent examples of Disney's digital endeavors include the launch of Disney Genie+, which contributed to the domestic Disney Parks recording their highest revenue on record.

Future digital platforms coming soon to Walt Disney World will include MagicBand+, the next generation of Disney's wearables, and Hey Disney, the personal assistant that will be part of the hotel experience and available at home.

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VJMar 02, 2022

to be fair, eisner said that too (fastpass) and iger (fastpass+)

HauntedPirateMar 02, 2022

"If you're standing in line, you aren't spending money" - Bob Chapek

LilofanMar 02, 2022

Never waited that long at a state fair but if the line is long, chances are the food product is good.

RSoxNo1Mar 02, 2022

Something about 10 hour lines being the measure of success?

LilofanMar 02, 2022

There is a saying the place with people standing in the longest lines serves the better product .

RSoxNo1Mar 02, 2022

I wonder if she's gonna be given $3 billion to make lines longer.

HauntedPirateMar 01, 2022

I was going to send a comment, but the MDE app crashed. Then I went to the website, but Stitch ate the page. Oh well...

AylaMar 01, 2022

I'm not hopeful anything will change. Luckily, I got our dining done this morning, but the website has been a dumpster fire ever since then and does nothing but circles back to the sign in page. :rolleyes:

GhostHost1000Mar 01, 2022

I just hope they eventually figure out how to design websites and reliability using auto scale

TikibirdLandMar 01, 2022

How does magicband+ know it's on the right-arm vs left? Picture shows it on the right hand. Is the puck removable like the old ones? Maybe that's how they orient it...

TheGuyThatMakesSwordsFeb 28, 2022

hmmmm - any background with 1972 IBM Mainframes? πŸ˜… . You can Web-Front-End virtually anything - but the whole system is still a Donkey with a Maserati paint job πŸ˜… . Hope she's planning on building up (and testing) a whole new parallel system - so Disney can take gas & a match to the old one...

mightynineFeb 28, 2022

We can only hope she convinces Stitch to stop eating the pages.