Merry Christmas Thrill Seekers,
Yesterday Disney announced they had elected a new member to their board, Jack Dorsey. For anyone unfamiliar with Mr Dorsey he is the co-founder and Chairman of a tiny little social network you may of heard of, Twitter! He is also co-founder and Chairman of Square a company focusing on enabling everyone to be able to take card payments. He is, in no small terms Tech Royalty.
Just before the announcement @Jack posted this on his official twitter page.
Here’s what Disney CEO Robert A. Iger had to say;
Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces. The perspective he brings to Disney and its Board is extremely valuable, given our strategic priorities, which include utilizing the latest technologies and platforms to reach more people and to enhance the relationship we have with our customers.
Jack isn’t the first social media guru to be welcomed on to the board, facebook’s own Sheryl Sandberg since 2009.
How Disney will use Jack’s knowledge is yet to be seen but with Igor citing Jacks’ ability in “utilizing the latest technologies and platforms” could we see him being tapped for recommendations on how to improve Disney’s Magic Plus offering?
What we do know and has been well reported is that Jack has now followed in the footsteps of one of his idols, Steve Jobs who was also on the Disney Board.