Arthur Hair has been named chief technology officer and seniorvice president at The Walt Disney Studios.

Hair will report to president Alan Bergman and assumesresponsibility for the studio's technology strategies, working closely with thebusiness units to identify opportunities in emerging markets.

He previously served since 1995 as chief technology officer forbroadband entertainment distribution company SightSound Technologies.

Prior to that he received patents in the US and around the worldin the fields of audio-video e-commerce, audio-video compression, and appliedencryption.