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Sybase chief elected to Disney board

Sybase Chief Executive John Chen agreed on Tuesday to join Walt Disney's board of directors, following the stormy resignations of two Disney board members, including the founder's nephew, Roy Disney. In a clash with Disney Chief Executive Michael Eisner, Disney quit the board on Sunday followed by fellow director Stanley Gold.

A technology industry veteran, Chen has headed database software maker Sybase since 1998. He previously held management positions at Unisys and Siemens. Chen's technology savvy will be an important asset at the company as it seeks new ways to develop and distribute movies, programming and other content digitally, the company said.