Porter

Porter joined the Disney TMR program in July 2017 and is currently on his third rotation as a Manager of Product Management with Parks & Resorts Digital team supporting Disney Cruise Line in Orlando, FL. Porter’s second rotation was as a Manager of Technology, where he led a development team in emerging technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence. During his first rotation Porter supported the Parks & Resorts Digital team, where he worked as a Sr. Product Manager for various hardware components and product strategy essential to Disney theme parks around the world. During the summer of 2016, Porter interned with the TMR Program where he worked with a digital product development team within Disney Enterprise Technology.

Prior to joining Disney, Porter served for 10 years in the U.S. Navy as an Officer and Fighter Pilot in the E/A-18 Growler aircraft. During this time, he held multiple leadership roles, each interacting with technology, operations, and strategic planning. His expertise includes project/product management, IoT, NFC/BLE communication protocols, ML/AI, NLP, computer vision models, quality assurance, and cross-functional team leadership. Porter attended the MIT Sloan School of Management where he earned his MBA in 2017. He also holds a Bachelors in Computer Science & Business from Pepperdine University.