XFL Names David Michael CTO

The XFL has hired David Michael as the league’s chief technology officer. He was most recently chief information officer for The Madison Square Garden Co. and, before that, CIO for GroupM North America. He will be responsible for developing and overseeing all enterprise, digital-product, and football-technology strategies and initiatives for the league and its eight teams.

David Michael has been named XFL CTO.

“The role of chief technology officer at the XFL is mission-critical, and David is a proven leader and innovator,” says XFL President/COO Jeffrey Pollack.“We’re moving quickly to our kickoff in February 2020, and his arrival is perfectly timed.”

Says Michael, who will report to Pollack, “I’m excited to join the XFL and looking forward to bringing new digital technology innovations to the game and fan experience. Vince McMahon, Jeffrey Pollack, and Oliver Luck are building a world-class organization, and it’s a privilege to be part of the team.”

At MSG, Michael spearheaded a major customer-facing digital-transformation program, in addition to overseeing enterprise-wide technology infrastructure, support, and business applications. Previously, he successfully delivered major technology initiatives as CIO at GroupM North America, UBM Tech, and PR Newswire.

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