Dan Phillips (‘91, Business and Computer Information Systems) is the Chief Technology Officer at the popular online streaming service Hulu. He is responsible for leading Hulu's technical and product strategy to drive innovation for consumers and partners. Phillips oversees Hulu's entire Technology and Product organization, spanning engineering, data center operations, network and broadcast operations, information technology, and program management, as well as product management, user experience and product development. Phillips has published several papers with NASA and was granted a patent for his work on expanded object models.
In December 2019, Phillips, who grew up in rural Humboldt County, and his wife Cindy, significantly contributed to the HSU community through the creation of the Dan & Cindy Phillips Fortuna Scholarship. This scholarship, established with a $250,000 gift from the Phillips, supports Fortuna High School graduates who enroll at HSU either as transfer students from College of the Redwoods or as first-time freshmen.
View Dan's "Humboldt to Hulu" talk here.