Walt Disney Co. hired Diane Jurgens, a senior technologies administration exec with additional than three decades of sector practical experience, as its new main info officer.
Jurgens will start out at Disney on Oct. 5 and report to McCarthy. Jurgens replaces Susan O’Day, who retired as Disney’s CIO and EVP of business technologies in January 2020.
Jurgens most not too long ago served as CTO for BHP, a multinational mining, metals, and petroleum enterprise based mostly in Singapore. She previously held senior executive positions with firms in a variety of industries including president and managing director of Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., CIO for Common Motors’ intercontinental operations, and as an govt at Boeing.
As Disney’s CIO, Jurgens will guide the company’s world-wide Business Technology group, which consists of business business enterprise devices, infrastructure, workforce enablement, and organization resilience engineering. Her responsibilities also will include things like planning, prioritization, implementation and functions of Disney IT devices and infrastructure throughout the corporation.
“Diane is a established world-wide technology chief with strategic eyesight, and her abilities will be a wonderful asset to the enterprise as our corporations and field go on to evolve,” McCarthy mentioned in a statement. “Her breadth of encounter in driving technological innovation and innovation on a all over the world scale make Diane the suitable choice for this role, and I am incredibly excited to welcome her to my group.”
Jurgens commented, “I am unbelievably grateful to Christine for the opportunity to be portion of an remarkable group, and I glance ahead to doing the job with the proficient Disney workforce and leveraging my experience to add to the innovation and creative imagination that the business is identified for around the world.”
Jurgens retains an an M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from the College of Washington and an MBA from Seattle College.