Tech. Executive & Innovation Leader

Dré Barnes is a creative technologist engineer and a visionary executive and innovator, currently serving as the Head of Innovation & Consumer Technology at UP Entertainment. In this role, Dré spearheads the technological vision, strategy, and execution for the Tech Group that drives the company’s entertainment platforms and services that has generated millions of dollars in subscriber and ad revenue.

As the architect, under his leadership UP Entertainment’s Tech Stack has become a robust and scalable infrastructure, enhancing user experiences and operational efficiencies through the integration of first-party data, actionable insights, business intelligence, machine learning, and AI.

Dré has worked on projects for Fox Entertainment, Disney’s Babble, PBS, Ford Motors, Rolling Out Magazine, Barcroft Media and a plethora of others…