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Digital & Business Transformation, Media & Entertainment Technology Management, New Business Ventures

James Daquino

James M. Daquino currently serves as Founder and Investor at ESports Entertainment, LLC. Prior to this, he held the position of Executive, Global Service Delivery at Creative Artists Agency, and earlier, he was the Senior Vice President, IT at ICM Partners.
Mr. Daquino is an ITIL certified operations executive and technology entrepreneur with over twenty years of broad-based professional experience. He possesses exceptional problem-solving ability, strategic leadership skills, excellent technical proficiency, organizational expertise, and strong decision-making capabilities. His extensive background includes managing data center operations, back-office critical environments, and infrastructure, along with expertise in DevOps engineering.
As a corporate technology professional, Mr. Daquino has built an outstanding career in various roles, including serving as a CIO, Enterprise Architect, and Program Executive for several Fortune 500 companies such as Prudential, Interpublic Group (IPG), Warner Bros. Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Amgen, and Unisys.
In addition to his corporate background, Mr. Daquino has played a pivotal role in founding and investing in a number of early-stage startups. Some of these startups were under his direct management, and he successfully raised capital for them, leading to significant multi-million dollar returns for investors.
Mr. Daquino holds a B.S. in Management Science and Statistics from California State University, Northridge.

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