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Meow Wolf names chief technology officer

Barbara Ford Grant was announced as Meow Wolf’s Chief Technology Officer on Monday.

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Meow Wolf continues to add to its leadership team.

Barbara Ford Grant was announced as Meow Wolf’s chief technology officer on Monday.

Ford Grant is working to develop an advanced mixed-reality platform that will deliver a radical new form of convergent and personalized storytelling.

In her new role, she will oversee Meow Wolf’s Platform and IT divisions to create an experience marketplace that will grant participants the tools they need to create and publicize activations of their own.

“I’m excited to be joining such a creative and passionate team,” Ford Grant said. “I was immediately drawn to Meow Wolf’s connected spaces that mix physical and digital reality. I love how they invite visitors to share collective experiences across platforms while owning their own individual journey.”

Most recently, Ford Grant was a strategist consultant for The Walt Disney Studios, focusing on innovation.

She also served as senior vice president of digital production services at HBO. In the role, she oversaw studio production, post-production operations, and next-generation technologies.

Ford Grant has also held positions at Digital Domain, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Dreamworks Animation.

She’s worked on productions such as “Game of Thrones,” “Maleficent” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

“Barbara’s role aligns with our vision of creating a global platform for creative experiences and social change through empowering diverse voices from around the world,” said Jim Ward, chief content officer and co-CEO of Meow Wolf in a release. “We’re thrilled to have her leading the development of our experience marketplace, which will champion creative activism and social entrepreneurship through co-creation with our participants.”

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