SVP and GM Consumer, Digital, Mobile & e-Commerce
The Walt Disney Company
Gunjan Bhow served most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital/Mobile/eCommerce at The Walt Disney Company. In this role, he led the digital transformation of the Walt Disney Company, bringing it closer to the consumer by leading initiatives around data, artificial intelligence, commerce, digital marketing, IoT, and omnichannel. Prior to Disney, Bhow was a General Manager of digital products at Amazon. Among the several products he led, the most notable was the speech engine behind Amazon Echo, the breakthrough user experience in digital assistants.
Bhow brings over 25 years of consumer technology and business experience, gained at leading technology companies including Amazon, Microsoft, and Plantronics. Most recently, Bhow led the various teams at Amazon including Amazon Echo, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, the fastest selling product in Amazon’s history. Additionally, as a senior executive in Amazon’s digital division, he defined and led strategies for new products related to Internet of Things and Home Automation.
Prior to that, Bhow was part of the executive team leading the transformation of Plantronics from a telecommunication equipment vendor to a wearable and IoT product innovator. Over his career, Bhow has developed products, applications, and solutions used by over 50 million consumers globally, across mobile, TV, and desktop platforms.
Bhow is a frequent speaker on issues around omnichannel, mobile, digital transformation of businesses, and Internet of Things. Bhow holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.