Transformation in Media & Entertainment


Status Go Podcast: Episode 19

“For me digital transformation is really a process of building technology capabilities to either maintain or strengthen your business’s competitive advantage.” – Gabe Cortina

Status Go Podcast: Episode 19

“Of the fortune 500 companies from 1955 only 12% of them are actually still around today.  It goes to show what got you here is probably not going to get you there tomorrow.” – Gabe Cortina

Status Go Podcast: Episode 19

” If you don’t understand what the strategic plan is, it’s really hard, from a technology side, to have a big impact on building those future capabilities.” – Gabe Cortina

Episode 19: Transformation in Media & Entertainment

This week on Status Go, Gabe Cortina, Chief Technology Officer of Bunim/Murray Productions, a pioneer in reality tv production, talks with Victor Tingler, InterVision’s Vice President of Digital Transformation, about how the media and entertainment industry has been disrupted and is being disrupted.  Gabe calls Digital Transformation (DX), “A process of building technology capabilities to either maintain or strengthen your business’s competitive advantage.”

Gabe feels fortunate to work at a forward thinking company with not only a supportive, but involved executive team, and says it’s imperative to lay the right groundwork before engaging in DX activities, stating, “It’s really hard to talk about business transformation if I don’t already have really strong programs in protecting and running the business and I’m already participating in initiatives and projects to help our business scale.”

Listen now as Gabe and Vic dive into the development of the right framework, relationships and initiative IT leaders need to ensure their organizations remain out front and competitive in their rapidly evolving industries.

Time Stamped Table of Contents

1:06 Gabe’s Background

2:00 Defining Digital Transformation (DX)

4:06 How DX has impacted Bunim/Murray

6:32 Involving the executive team in planning

8:33 How the role of an IT Leader has changed

9:47 Measuring success

11:49 Building a digital strategy

12:52 The evolution of security

14:28  The process

18:13 Taking charge of strategy planning

20:21 Summary


As CTO of Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), Gabe Cortina focuses on creating and executing technology solutions to protect, optimize, scale, and innovate the business.

Having worked in 3 startups and 4 Fortune 500 companies, Cortina brings over 20 years of experience in business and technology leadership roles. Cortina has a track record leading the development of international technology platforms, earning a President’s Award and a Product Innovation Award. In 2013 Gabe was nominated CIO of the Year by LA Business Journal and CTO of the Year in 2017.

Cortina holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and a Bachelor’s of Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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