Marty YudkovitzHead of Strategic Business Innovation at The Walt Disney Company
Martin J. Yudkovitz retired on July 1, 2015 after more than 30 years as a senior media executive, most recently at The Walt Disney Company, where he led the Strategic Innovation group, which identifies and develops new businesses for Disney across all of its business lines and manages the corporate-wide process for strategic business innovation.
Prior to joining Disney, Mr. Yudkovitz was President of TiVo, the pioneering DVR innovator.
Mr. Yudkovitz was previously a long-time senior executive at NBC, working in virtually all areas of the business and on almost all of NBC's major strategic projects during his 20 years at the company. Among the positions he held at NBC were President of NBC Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Founder and President of NBC Digital Media, and Executive Vice President of NBC, Inc.
He was among the small initial team that developed and launched CNBC, NBC's first cable network. Mr. Yudkovitz was also the primary architect of the innovative partnership with Microsoft that formed MSNBC, NBC's second cable network and the world's leading internet news service.
Mr. Yudkovitz joined NBC in 1983, briefly serving as Senior Counsel in the Law Department, before moving to NBC Sports, where he led business affairs for both the Seoul and Barcelona Olympics, for which he won an Emmy.
Mr. Yudkovitz is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, a Dean's Fellow at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and an Adjunct Professor at UVA's McIntire School of Commerce.
He is a member of an FCC Advisory Committee Working Group on Internet Broadband and chairs a sub-committee on Rural Broadband Deployment. Mr. Yudkovitz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cincinnati Bell and has previously served on the Board of A&E Networks/History Channel, the Rutgers University Board of Overseers, and numerous other corporate, charitable and not-for-profit Boards.