Industry vet Mike Napodano has been hired as chief technology officer for Disney|ABC Television Group.
In his new role, Napodano will oversee the DATG’s long-term technology vision and implementation. He also will be responsible for media operations and distribution, network operations and engineering, IT strategy and operations, and an integrated, enterprise-wide consumer data platform. He also will supervise the design and management of an enterprise-wide data platform for leveraging consumer data and driving business insights. Napodano will report to Bruce Rosenblum, president of business operations.
“Mike’s proven leadership and ability to work across multiple platforms have led to new innovative technologies that are being leveraged by our industry every day,” said Rosenblum. “Disney|ABC will benefit greatly from his fresh perspective, forward thinking and technical expertise as the media industry continues to embrace advancements in the digital space.”
Napodano joins Disney|ABC from Channel Media Solutions, where he served as president and co-managing partner. Prior to joining CMS, he spent 13 years at NBCUniversal, serving in numerous roles including as chief information officer. In addition, Napodano led the enterprise-wide data and analytics center of excellence, and he oversaw the delivery of the Commercial Innovation program for NBCUniversal, which was more than five-year transformation of NBCU’s ad sales technology landscape. Before that, he held technology positions at U.S. Wireless Data and at Phoenix Investment Partners.