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Resume / Curriculum Vitae - Ian Wood
Ian possesses an in-depth understanding and vision for mobile, Internet and media technologies. He has worked at the forefront of these industries for over 14 years in the US and Europe. He is capable of identifying important technology driven trends and deriving unique opportunities from them. Importantly, his technology focus does not preclude him from understanding the importance of the customer or the economic realities that impact businesses delivering successful technology solutions.
Consultant, Ian Wood Technology Advisory (Los Angeles)
Ian currently consults on a number of mobile application projects in Los Angeles and internationally. He specializes in product design and management for mobile entertainment and utility products. Specifically, Ian is focused on mobilizing social media and mobile advertising. General themes focus on expanding Internet brands into mobile and improving the usability/functionality of mobile applications.
Technology Director, Disney Mobile, Walt Disney Internet Group (Los Angeles) 2005 – 2007
Ian’s primary role at Disney is to conceive and design innovative technology solutions that enable the delivery of unique wireless experiences to their customers. Ian designed significant portions of the technology architecture for Disney Mobile and facilitated its delivery in time for it’s launch in June of 2006. He then developed strategic concepts and designs for several new products including a family prepaid service, a mid-tier multimedia handset, a new handset activation service, and a myriad of enhanced data and call control services. Initially brought in as a consultant in October 2005, Ian converted to a full time director in 2006. Disney Mobile won the 2007 Andrew Seybold Choice Award for the Most Innovative New Service by a Wireless Operator or MVNO.
Private Consultancy / Business Development (UK / USA) 2003 – 2006
After handing over the reigns of his start-up Empower to new management, Ian worked as an independent consultant for three years focusing mostly in four main areas:
The design and delivery of a highly customized and innovative family mobile service for The Walt Disney Company.
The creation of mobile content marketing, discovery and delivery strategies for UK based media and publishing companies.
The design and delivery of an interactive mobile video dating product for 3 in the UK. The Dateline Mobile product won Best Lifestyle/Community Application Award at MIPCOM in 2005.