As part of the Oscars’ effort to transition to electronic voting, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences exec Megan Clarke has been promoted to the newly created position of managing director of information technology.
Clarke, who has been with the Academy since 2008, will take on a leadership role with the voting transition, as one of several duties involving the implementation of a unified tech strategy for the org.
”Megan is a talented executive who is leading our efforts on a number of important and exciting initiatives,” said AMPAS COO Ric Robertson, to whom Clarke will report. ”Our reliance on her skills is only going to increase in the coming months and years.”
Clarke’s past efforts have helped ensure the integrity, longevity and security of millions of pieces of Academy data, the org said. Going forward, she will identify the Academy’s short- and long-term technology needs and oversee a number of major projects designed to meet them.
Among her ongoing priorities is digitizing, archiving and providing access for Academy assets including posters and still photographs housed at the Margaret Herrick Library.
Before her AMPAS tenure began, Clarke was chief information officer at the Recording Academy, which co-produces the Grammys.