Mark L. Walker is senior vice president and general manager, Disney.com for the Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG). Walker leads all product development, marketing, programming and operations for Disney-branded websites, including Disney.com. He is currently overseeing the creation of a new Disney.com entertainment platform for kids, families and Disney fans, scheduled to launch in fall 2012.
Prior to joining DIMG in 2011, Walker was the head of Yahoo! News and Information properties. Under Walker’s leadership, Yahoo! News was transformed from a leading online news aggregation platform into the premier source of original reporting and premium original video programming. He personalized the Yahoo! News experience for consumers through seamless front page, social and local news content integration. He also developed, launched and sold innovative video news programs, including many of the most streamed video series on the Internet.
Prior to taking the helm at Yahoo! News, Walker was the vice president of business development for Yahoo! Media, responsible for leading the business development teams in entertainment, sports and lifestyle content. Walker was the Co-Principal of Oceanaix Ventures LLC, an investment and consulting firm focused on traditional and digital media businesses. He has also held top business and legal affairs positions for several entertainment media companies in music, film and television. Walker holds a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School, M.S. Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, and S.B. Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
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