Sven Gerjets is Executive Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer of Mattel. Sven oversees all aspects of technology implementation and innovation at the Company including shared technology platforms, software and hardware development and connected product design. He also leads Mattel's initiatives around data security and privacy. Sven has three decades of technology leadership experience. His previous roles include serving as the Chief Information Officer at Time Warner Cable where he was responsible for consolidating the IT and cybersecurity groups and led the team through the Company’s acquisition by Charter Communications. He also spent seven years at DirecTV in various leadership roles including as Senior Vice President, Information Technology. While at DirecTV, Sven led the organization responsible for delivering all IT applications and systems used to run the Company’s U.S. television business. In addition, Sven served as Chief Technology Officer at Pearson Education, where he developed the technology product strategy for Pearson's $2.5 billion global higher-education business. Earlier in his career, Sven held leadership positions at Symantec and AT&T Wireless. Sven has been recognized as a top 100 technology leader by Computerworld and has also contributed articles to leading industry publications including Wired, InfoWorld and CIOReview. Sven received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kennedy-Western University and participated in Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. A steadfast advocate of online security and safety, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Online Safety Institute.
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