Chey returned to EDS with more than 20 years of experience in the communications, media and entertainment industry. In his first tour at EDS, he was a director for the Business Transformation Services organization, where he provided strategic consulting for several large clients.
Previously, Chey was vice president of Engineering and Network Operations for j2 Global Communications, the premiere provider of Internet faxing (eFax), telephony and unified communications. In his role, he managed all technical aspects of the organization.
Before j2, He was vice president of IT for the Worldwide Studios for Electronic Arts. He was responsible for IT management of the multiple global gaming studios, including Redwood Shores, Los Angeles and London. He led the first coordinated studio planning efforts and established the Worldwide Studios IT Steering Committee.
From 2000 to 2003, Chey was senior vice president of Technology for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment and DCIO, Motion Pictures and Television Productions of Sony Pictures Entertainment. While at Sony, he created the first movie downloading service known as Movielink. The ground-breaking project was the first initiative in which all five major studios co-funded and collaborated to develop technologies to distribute film content on the internet. The Movielink project later won the President's Award from Sony Corporation. Additionally, Chey was chief architect of Sony Pictures' Digital Studio Initiative, which began the transformation of Sony Pictures from analog production to digital production.
In addition to EA and Sony, Chey has held various leadership positions including CTO and CIO of Cendant Software (now known as Vivendi Games), vice president of New Media IT for the Warner Music Group, and director of systems for Lucas Digital Limited (Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light and Magic).
He is the named patent holder of several inventions relating to digital downloading, caching and distribution.
Chey serves on the President's Advisory Council of Claremont McKenna College; the Board of Visitors of the Drucker Business School; and the leadership council for the Information and Computer Science Department of the University of California, Irvine.
Douglas Chey holds a B.A. degree in economics and a B.S. degree in information systems from Claremont McKenna College, and a master of science degree in management of information systems from Claremont Graduate University (Drucker).""
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