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Mark Cheng is a technologist, storyteller, and creator working where technology and entertainment overlap. In his 20+ year career he has developed skills that include engineering, product management, the art of motion graphics, and motion picture directing.
Cheng is a Vice President at Nickelodeon and functions as the General Manager of NOGGIN, the company's direct-to-consumer subscription (SVOD) service. Cheng leads a multidisciplinary team of artists, technicians and strategists. Cheng has been with the company for over a decade building websites, video games, and new media technology. Cheng’s contribution to games helped the department win an Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media. Cheng also serves as a creative consultant for Viacom NEXT’s annual Virtual Reality Fellowship Program every year.
Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Cheng had a successful career in the financial technology sector as an engineer and interface designer building next generation trading applications.
Cheng has always been a storyteller and content creator. In 1999, he won his first film competition. In 2007, Cheng directed, “Deployment Strategy” which won several film festival awards including, “Best Science Fiction short” and was ultimately acquired by IndiePix Distribution. In 2014, “Protocol Deviation” premiered on Warner Bros’ Machinima network and in 2017, “Ghost Source Zero” signed with Archstone Distribution in the U.S. and Broadmedia Studios in Japan. Cheng has also created content for Nickelodeon Digital promotions.
Cheng is graduate of NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) Class of XIV from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. In 2005, Cheng received his MBA from Rutgers University where High Tech Growth was his area of focus. In 1997, Cheng graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Cinema.
Cheng is married to Dr. Jennifer Tang and resides in Princeton, New Jersey with their three sons.
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