Final week, Disney disclosed its hiring of Mark Bozon, the agency’s new VP of Subsequent Technology Storytelling Artistic Experiences, to help the leisure big in creating Metaverse-based providers.
Beforehand, Mark labored at Apple for twelve years. He just lately labored as a Video games Artistic Director at its Arcade division. Bozon first introduced his departure from Apple in Could with out disclosing his new administrative center.
Right here it goes: After 12 wonderful years I say goodbye to Apple. I’m headed to an absolute dream job & can’t wait to share extra quickly. A heartfelt thanks to my coworkers, in addition to the extremely gifted devs that make the App Retailer & Arcade the success it’s. It was an honor. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KdSXBjcPgi
— Mark Bozon (@MarkBozon) May 20, 2022
Moreover, Disney’s SVP of Subsequent Technology Storytelling & Client Experiences, Mike White, employed Mark for Disney’s Internet 3.0 push. The hiring comes after the SVPs inside promotion to give attention to Metaverse content material.
Constructing Disney’s Metaverse
Disney’s Metaverse workforce is innovating to offer the agency with new approaches to branding, promoting, and client experiences.
In an interview with Selection in February, Disney CEO Bob Chapek mentioned that rising Metaverse platforms current “the right place to pursue our strategic pillars of storytelling excellence, innovation, and viewers focus.”
For practically 100 years, our firm has outlined and redefined leisure by leveraging expertise to deliver tales to life in deeper, extra impactful methods.
Right this moment, we’ve a chance to attach these universes and create a wholly new paradigm for the way audiences expertise and have interaction with our tales.
In January, the US Patent and Trademark Workplace awarded Disney the patent for a “virtual-world simulator in a real-world venue.”
The expertise patent secures Disney the best to develop augmented and combined actuality (AR/MR) experiences which overlay real-time 3D property on a real-world Disney theme park location.
Conversely, ex-Disney CEO Robert Iger joined the Board of Administrators for Metaverse agency Genies Inc to help the start-up in creating an eCommerce prepared digital world that features NFT and blockchain integration.
The information comes following streaming rival Netflix hinting at a Metaverse service final 12 months. Netflix’s announcement additionally revealed the hiring of Mike Verdu as Vice-President of Sport Improvement to create built-in immersive experiences alongside the platform’s video content material.