Renu Thomas will report to Ben Sherwood and will oversee the development and implementation of operational and business-to-business IT strategies and solutions that support the group and its various business units.
The accomplishments of TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology honorees, including 2014 award winner Renu Thomas (second from left), were celebrated at the NAB Show Tuesday in Las Vegas. Thomas, Disney ABC Network Group’s SVP of technology and operations, was lauded for her accomplishments navigating some of the most difficult and frustrating shoals in television engineering. Thomas said she encourages young women to go into engineering so that women in technology don’t have to be celebrated. “It’s just going to be a fact of life.” Thomas was joined by (l-r):TVNewsCheck Publisher Kathy Haley and Women to Watch honorees Tania Paz, VP of digital media operations and technology at Telemundo Networks; and Ann Marie Rohaly, director of accessibility, policy and standards for Microsoft’s Corporate Accessibility Group. (Photo by John Staley)
The Disney ABC Network Group’s SVP of technology and operations is skilled at overseeing smooth changes by being sure to include all those affected. She is this year’s recipient of TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Leadership Award, having navigated some of the most difficult and frustrating shoals in television engineering, among them converting ABC News’ traditional control room to an automated one and shepherding a major overhaul in her company’s asset, marketing resource and work order management systems.
Renu Thomas, Disney/ABC Networks Group SVP of technology and operations, is the recipient of TVNewsCheck’s fourth annual Women in Technology Leadership Award, which will be presented during the NAB Show in April.