Diane Jurgens is Executive Vice President, Enterprise Technology, and Chief Information Officer of The Walt Disney Company. In this role, Ms. Jurgens oversees Disney’s Enterprise Technology organization which focuses on digital strategy and transformation, architecture and standards, user experience, core platforms, networking, operations, cloud and data engineering, and cybersecurity.
Prior to joining Disney in October 2020, Ms. Jurgens was based in Singapore as BHP’s Chief Technology Officer, where she was responsible for the technology strategy and operations that enabled their mission to “…bring people and resources together to build a better world.” Her experience also includes serving as President and Managing Director of Shanghai OnStar Telematics, a joint venture of American and Chinese companies that were at the forefront of the “connected car” segment in China, and several global roles with General Motors. Ms. Jurgens began her career as an engineer with The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, graduating from the company’s executive leadership development program.
Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Jurgens has led technology teams in 25 countries. Her experience driving technology and innovation on a global scale led to her representing Disney as a board member on the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, an organization committed to strengthening bilateral investments in technology, clean energy, health, and education.
Additionally, Ms. Jurgens has been recognized for her leadership across several industries, including the Shanghai government’s prestigious Magnolia Award. In 2018, she was named one of the Top 5 Technology Influencers by Australian Financial Review Magazine and, more recently, she was spotlighted in Technology Magazine’s Top 10 Women in Technology.
Ms. Jurgens holds a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University, as well as both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.