David Jones has been appointed to the newly-created role of Chief Information Officer at AEG’s recently formed Global Technology division.
In his expanded role, Jones will be responsible for the company’s technology strategy and solutions across the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.
The AEG Global Technology division aims to utilize data and customer-facing technologies to drive revenue across the business and provide best-in-class customer experiences, it says.
Formerly Chief Information Officer for AEG Europe, Jones will take responsibility for implementing technology solutions for the company’s annual events.
Furthermore, Jones will oversee the company’s information security and privacy teams, it says, and will work alongside the technology teams at AEG venues such as The O2 and LA’s Crypto.com Arena.
He will also partner with company subsidiaries AEG Presents, AEG Sports and AXS to deliver expertise, services, and support globally.
Jones is currently the executive sponsor of AEG Europe’s PRIDE Employee Network Group, which aims to drive change within the company and foster company-wide inclusion.
“David is ideally qualified to oversee and spearhead the development of technology required to continue to transform our business into the future.”
Ted Fikre, AEG
Ted Fikre, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal and Development Officer, AEG, said: “The development of AEG Global Technology further underscores AEG’s commitment to ensuring all of our venues, teams and businesses have the digital infrastructure necessary to continue delivering differentiated live, event customer experiences.”
“With his exceptional background and history of creating innovative solutions to AEG’s technology needs, David is ideally qualified to oversee and spearhead the development of technology required to continue to transform our business into the future.”
“As we look ahead, consumer-focused and data-rich technology capabilities will be core to AEG’s success.”
David Jones, added: “As we look ahead, consumer-focused and data-rich technology capabilities will be core to AEG’s success.
“The formation of our new AEG Global Technology division will bring together our talented technology staff in the US, Europe and beyond into one team and will ensure that we are able to deliver best-in-class technology solutions today, and in the future.
“I am thrilled to be leading the company forward on this journey.
“Our ambition is to deploy technology to help fans have the very best experience at our events, whether they are watching the LA Kings at Crypto.com Arena, the LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park, rocking out to a legendary performer at The O2, or enjoying a weekend at one of our renowned festivals.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be leading our new AEG Global Technology division.”
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