Disney Research

In her past role at Disney Research (DR), Dr. Maria Olivares managed the transfer of knowledge and cutting-edge technology from scientific research developed at DR into marketable business products across The Walt Disney Company, but primarily within the EMEA region. She holds a PhD in Management and Economics from the University of Zurich (Switzerland), and has own research experiences in economics and econometric analyses.

Maria worked closely with DR research scientists and Disney Business Units to drive the adoption of DR technology by the business partners. Both strong intercultural and interdisciplinary skills together with business management experience enabled her to steer technology transfer activities including the coordination across multiple cross functional project teams, such as software integration, prototype manufacturing, fabrication, creative concept and design, and licensing.