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Thursday, May 20 • 5:15pm - 5:55pm
Creating Disney Magic through Leadership Development

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Disney uses agile DevOps/SRE practices and new technologies to accelerate the business. However, the key to growth, staying relevant and delivering great experiences requires leadership.  Building leadership pipelines is as important as pipelines for code. This presentation will look at true stories from several growing leaders from across Disney who began their adventure through Disney’s Technology Management Rotation program and are now helping transform their businesses by shipping guest delighting content, experiences and products in ways that are better, faster, safer and happier.  

The intent is to tell a story that entertains, has practical benefit to the community and encourages those facing similar challenges to develop their own leadership talent programs. Join us on this enchanted Disney journey and hopefully you too will be inspired to make a positive difference and create some magic along the way.

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Jason Cox

Director, Platform & Systems Reliability Engineering, The Walt Disney Company
Jason Cox is a Director of Platform & Systems Reliability Engineering at The Walt Disney Company. He majored in computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Tulsa and later worked in civil engineering, helping transition from manual engineering and drafting to... Read More →
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Laura Barnes

Product Manager, The Walt Disney Company
Laura is a product manager at Disney Streaming Services. She most recently launched Disney+ in Latin America via partners, and is on the Star+ Brand Product team. During her time with the TMR program, she worked on the following projects: innovating shopDisney within Consumer Products... Read More →
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Deepti Mutnuru

Senior Manager, Product, The Walt Disney Company
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Nasia Haque

Program Manager, The Walt Disney Company
Nasia Haque was born and raised in North Carolina. Growing up, she loved math and science but also loved drawing and animated films. In college, she pursued her BSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as a BA in Visual Art. After a few years as a sales engineer, she discovered... Read More →
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Neha Zalpuri

Product Manager, The Walt Disney Company
Neha Zalpuri is a Product Manager at The Walt Disney Company, working on automation products related to Cost Transparency, Network, & Publishing. She joined Disney after graduating with an MBA degree from USC Marshall School of Business. She brings with her 8+ years of experience... Read More →
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Shaili Guru

Product Manager, The Walt Disney Company
An experienced technologist, Shaili Guru, has worked for large and small organizations leading product development and vendor management. Shaili is an IAM Product Manager at The Walt Disney Company, where she leads the product management experience for all of Disney's cast members... Read More →
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Steven Steinman

Product Manager, The Walt Disney Company
Steven joined the TMR program in June of 2016 as a member of the inaugural class of TMR Summer Interns. His rotations included Movies Anywhere, ESPN, and 2 rotations with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Currently Steven is a Product Manager on the ESPN app, focusing on the living room... Read More →
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Patrick Hynes

Manager, Technology, The Walt Disney Company
Patrick is technologist who has generated business value across a range of enterprise-level programs and R&D initiatives. He has specialized in several technology areas, including computer vision, augmented reality, user interface design, and data engineering. At The Walt Disney Company... Read More →
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Emeka Asika

Sr. Product Manager, The Walt Disney Company
Emeka is a Senior Product Manager for the Enterprise Identity and Access Management team. He is an experienced technology leader focused on building effective teams that use innovation, data, and efficient business processes to increase business value. Since joining Disney, he’s... Read More →
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Shirley Liou

Product Manager, The Walt Disney Company
Shirley is a product manager helping to lead Marvel’s digital portfolio, driving strategy and development for products such as Marvel.com and Marvel Unlimited, the flagship digital comic book subscription service. Since joining the company, she has also lead cross-functional... Read More →

Thursday May 20, 2021 5:15pm - 5:55pm BST
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