Tilak Mandadi is the Executive Vice President, Digital and Global Chief Technology Officer for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, overseeing a global team of more than 6,000 professionals responsible for serving more than 150 million annual guests at Disney’s 12 theme parks, 53 hotels, 4 cruise ships (with 3 on the way), more than 200 Disney stores, and hundreds of restaurants, along with large e-commerce and licensing businesses, and more than 225,000 member families of Disney Vacation Club properties.
Tilak’s teams mix entrepreneurial spirit with risk and brand management to create transformational products and experiences across the vast global portfolio of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Under Tilak’s leadership, Disney Parks introduced its revolutionary Magic Band concept, which quickly catapulted Disney to become the 4th largest producer of wearable technology in the world and helped transform the Guest experience. Tilak’s team played an integral part in the opening of Disney’s most technologically advanced park at the opening in Shanghai, as well as the launch of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands, the largest attraction in Disney’s history.
Prior to Disney, Tilak was the SVP of Global Digital and Founding CIO, Enterprise Growth Business Unit at American Express. Earlier in his career, Tilak also held senior leadership roles in technology, digital and operations at FedEx Office (Kinko’s), EC Outlook (a Venrock Ventures company) and Dell after starting his career at AT&T Bell Labs in the R&D group. Tilak holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.