Jeff Thompson

Jeffrey L. Thompson is a media executive at Oracle Corporation who has participated in and led operational, digital marketing, global business development and strategic initiatives across core business functions within the Media, Entertainment and Technology sectors with companies to include The Walt Disney Company, IBM, Conde Nast Entertainment and VC-funded startups such as Shout Factory, RNN TV and Parrot Analytics. Jeffrey is also Board Chairman of National Health Foundation and an adjunct professor at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications. Jeffrey also has produced five creative projects, four in the documentary category and one in the episodic television category. His past roles include GM/Senior Vice President of RNN TV; VP, Global Business at Walt Disney Motion Picture Group; VP, Global Diversity, Walt Disney Company, VP, Digital Conde Nast Entertainment, VP & Director, Walt Disney Corporate, SVP RNN TV and Associate Partner at IBM. Jeffrey has recently played a pivotal role in helping media organizations transition to Direct-to-Consumer business models, including operational launch of D-to-C digital channels leveraging OTT platforms. This includes leading Disney’s digital transformation, launch of Blu-ray discand transition to digital streaming products in over 100 markets around the world. In addition, Jeffrey helped lead Conde Nast’s transformation to digital streaming and digital print products beyond the premium print magazine business. Jeffrey also has the unique distinction of being appointed by The Walt Disney Company’s CEO as the first Global Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, an important role focused on diversifying Disney’s workforce across television, film, theme parks and international operations in addition to diversifying Disney’s content offerings to better target global audiences. Jeffrey has been involved with three startups focused on disrupting current business models by advancing content distribution, social platforms, streaming content, content monetization and improving the ability to monetize content in US & global markets. These include leading edge marketing, product distribution and operational use cases integrating technologies that will continue to reshape the M&E landscape. Jeffrey serves on the Board of Director of YDX, a VR/AR publicly held company; Board Member, National Health Foundation; Advisory Board, Digital Hollywood and former commissioner of NYC’s Latin Media Advisory Board having been appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Jeffrey earned an MBA from USC’s Marshall Graduate School of Business, served on USC’s Board of Trustees as a student leader and served as president of his USC class.