About

Mike Takahashi is the Senior Manager of Digital at The Walt Disney Company. He is an award-winning leader and creative problem solver with over 13 years of multi-functional accomplishments in digital marketing, strategic planning, governance, technology and brand management.

Before joining The Walt Disney Company, Mike was the Associate Director of Digital at UCLA, where he oversaw ucla.edu and the university's main institutional social media channels. He led the restructuring and growth of UCLA's social media presence with the creation of UCLA's first ever social media guidelines and was responsible for the rise of UCLA's Facebook page, which became the #2 nationally ranked university page in the west. 

Mike is a frequent panelist and invited speaker (TED, CASE, UCLA), who has achieved industry recognition for his work and collaboration of digital initiatives. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics - computer science from the University of California, San Diego and is currently pursuing his MBA at USC Marshall School of Business.


Speaking

Social Media Governance
CASE Social Media Conference, March 19, 2014

TED Week 2013
UCLA Anderson, February 2013

Mobile Web or Native App?
LA Web/Mobile Software Entrepreneurs, Oct 11, 2011