Graham Allan

EVP of Consulting and Operations


Graham leads the KlarisIP Los Angeles consulting practice, providing strategy and digital transformation services to the motion picture, television, new media and entertainment industries, and helps lead operations overall for the company’s consulting and managed services businesses.

Graham has spent over 20 years leading media and entertainment organizations through the digital revolution in production workflows, content management, file-based supply chains, distribution and consumption; helping shape the convergence of digital and media asset management, metadata, taxonomy and rights disciplines; and leading the development of integration standards across the industry.  His program roles have spanned strategy, future state visioning, business case development, technology platform/partner selection, implementation, change management, and coaching business, creative and technology executives throughout.

Prior to joining KlarisIP, Graham spent 5 years leading the media and entertainment consulting team for Cognizant in the US, working with film, broadcast, theme park and publishing companies to build 21st-century media management strategies and the systems/technologies to deliver them.  Before that he spent 15 years with the Walt Disney Company, leading software development for animation and visual effects, and directing the company’s enterprise integrated asset management and metadata strategy.

Graham is a thought leader, patent holder, author and speaker on many aspects of today’s media and content supply chain challenges.  He holds a B.Eng. from the University of Glasgow, and is an active member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Visual Effects Society.  He lives and works in Los Angeles.