Nigel Simpson is Director of Tech Strategy & Architecture at The Walt Disney Company. Nigel is future-focused, looking for disruptive changes in technology, culture, and consumer behavior, and identifying ways in which companies can adapt quickly to change to exploit new opportunities. His areas of interest include software development, technology strategy, collaboration, open source, and IoT. Prior to Disney, Nigel worked at Sun Labs, the applied research division of Sun Microsystems Inc., where he developed a 3D virtual world designed for distance collaboration. Nigel was Chief Architect at an early web-based startup.