technology officer, Doug Parrish is responsible for overseeing
the technology platform, infrastructure and applications
for all of The Walt Disney Company's Internet properties.
This includes networking infrastructure, web hosting and
serving, applications and tool development, and advanced
and new technologies development for sites including Disney.com,
FamilyFun.com, ESPN.com, ABC.com, ABCNEWS.com, Movies.com,
DisneyVacations.com, DisneyStore.com and others.
joined the Walt Disney Internet Group in June 2001 from
Polaroid Corporation, where he served as chief information
officer for the company's consumer imaging business and
director of Polaroid's worldwide information technology
and eBusiness strategy. While there, Parrish developed a
three-year strategic plan to transform Polaroid information
technology assets and capabilities into an eBusiness platform
- leveraging the Internet - to reinvent buying and selling
marketplaces, optimize enterprise business processes and
improve the overall efficiency of information technology.
He also repositioned Polaroid.com as a medium for dealer
and end-consumer sales, marketing, commerce and customer
service, creating a new technology architecture, improved
content publishing capabilities and implementing e-commerce
transaction processing.Prior to joining Polaroid in 1998,
Parrish served as vice president, information services and
chief information officer for three years for Nestlé's Perrier
Group of America, and also held a variety of information
technology positions from 1981-1994 with the Campbell Soup
studied computer science and materials engineering at the
University of Utah, and is co-author of the "Application
Developers Handbook for the AS/400."