Apple May Not Be Dishing on Wearable Devices, but Disney Is (Video)

Disney shows how it’s using tech to offer guests a more personalized and immersive experience at its parks.

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Chairman
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Thomas Staggs runs what is perhaps one of the most logistically challenging efforts in the world. He is leading Disney’s iconic parks in their initiative to use technology and innovation to take the entire “guest” experience to a new level. That includes its latest effort, MyMagic+ and the Magic Band, aimed at creating a more personalized and customized visit. Staggs was named chairman in January 2010, and has led the company’s travel and leisure businesses through the largest period of expansion in its history. He has also served as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of Disney, and played a crucial role in numerous strategic and operating initiatives, including the acquisitions of Capital Cities/ABC, Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Entertainment.

Posts With Tom Staggs

Disney World Characters Aren’t Greeting All the Visiting Kids by Name — Yet

Disney seems to be behind schedule with its wearable RFID band project.
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The KatieCam Collection

In a series of fast and fun interviews, Katie Boehret got D11 headliners talking about all sorts of non-digital things.
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What Happens When You Wear Your Computer? D11 Speakers Sound Off. (Video)

So, what happens when you put powerful computer technology on even smaller devices, like glasses, watches and other stuff you wear?
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Electric Cars, Wearable Computing and TV Disruption — 10 Things You Missed During the First Two Days of D11

Not constantly refreshing our homepage? Never fear — here’s a good place to start if you missed anything from the first two days at D11.
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KatieCam: Talking Theme Park Attractions With Disney’s Tom Staggs (Video)

Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, tells Katie Boehret about his favorite Disney rides.
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Apple May Not Be Dishing on Wearable Devices, but Disney Is (Video)

Disney shows how it’s using tech to offer guests a more personalized and immersive experience at its parks.
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Tomorrowland Today: Disney MagicBand Unlocks New Guest Experience for Park Goers

Look out, Walt Disney World is going high tech. Soon, paper tickets will be replaced by wearable bands and RFID cards.
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D11: Welcome to the Post-PC World, for Real This Time

The PC has peaked, the focus has shifted to mobile devices, software and services, and we have a lineup of major players to talk about the implications of this inflection point.
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More D11 Speakers: Sinofsky, Staggs, Sweeney, Pichai, Ricci and a Pretty Little Liar

You want more? Here’s more (and we are not done yet).
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Another Down Quarter for Disney, but Cable’s OK

A bad quarter for Disney, but it could have been worse–at least Wall Street was expecting it. After factoring out one-time charges and write-offs, Bob Iger and company earned 43 cents a share on revenues of $8.1 billion. Wall Street had been looking for 40 cents and $8.15 billion, respectively. The bright spot for the entertainment conglomerate is the same one you see at every media giant these days: Disney’s cable business.
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