Tech guru David Jones join AEG in key post


David Jones appointed to CIO at AEG Image: David Jones & AEG

The entertainment company AEG (US) has appointed David Jones to the newly-created role of Chief Information Officer, AEG Global Technology, it was announced by the company on June 28th.

‘businesswire’ stated that in his new and expanded role, Jones will now be responsible for the company’s technology strategy and solutions across the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. The new AEG Global Technology division will help facilitate the use of data and customer-facing technologies to drive revenue across the business and provide best-in-class customer experiences.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California (US), AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. The company operates in the following business segments: Facilities, which through its affiliation with the world’s leading venue management company ASM Global, owns, manages or consults with more than 300 pre-eminent arenas, stadiums, convention centers, and performing arts venues around the world. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 160 million guests annually.

Formerly Chief Information Officer (CIO) for AEG Europe, Jones will remain based out of London (UK), assuming ultimate responsibility for implementing innovative technology solutions to bring to life the company’s 220,000+ annual events that entertain over 100 million fans each and every year.

Noted Ted Fikre, Vice-Chairman and Chief Legal and Development Officer, AEG, “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.”

Supporting scalable growth while also delivering technology expertise, services and support across AEG’s global businesses, Jones will also oversee the company’s information security and privacy teams, providing a consolidated infrastructure that aligns the company’s core pillars of technology, data and innovation globally.

In addition, Jones will work in close alignment with the technology teams at AEG’s world-renowned venues like the 20,000-capacity The O2 Arena in London (UK) and the 20,000-capacity Arena in Los Angeles (US), and will also partner with the company’s subsidiaries AEG Presents, AEG Sports and AXS to deliver expertise, services and support globally.

Maintained Jones, “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.”

Added Jones, “Our ambition is to deploy technology to help fans have the very best experience at our events, whether they are watching the National Hockey League (NHL) team Los Angeles Kings at the Arena, the Major League Soccer (MLS) team LA Galaxy at the 27,000-capacity Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California (US), rocking out to a legendry 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.”

‘businesswire’ further stated that a digital and technology leader in the broadcast, entertainment, retail and real estate sectors for over 20 years, Jones is also the executive sponsor of AEG Europe’s PRIDE Employee Network Group which aims to drive change by giving employees a greater voice, as well as fostering a culture of inclusion.

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