Comcast Cable announced two big moves at the top of its technology personnel chain, promoting Tony Werner to president, technology and product, and Sree Kotay to chief technology officer.
Comcast said Werner, most recently EVP and CTO, will continue to oversee all aspects of the MSO’s technology and product organization, including innovation, development and operations. That team leads the design and development of Comcast’s customer-facing products, including X1, second-screen apps, and home broadband and WiFi. That organization also leads software development, systems engineering, next-generation access networks, cloud computing, technical operations and R&D within Comcast. Werner joined Comcast in December 2006.
“Tony is a visionary innovator, and has been a leading champion of technological evolution at Comcast,” Neil Smit, president and CEO of Comcast Cable, said in a statement. “His team of engineers, developers and software architects create products and experiences that have redefined how consumers experience television and the Internet.”
Kotay joined Comcast in 2007 as chief software architect, where he headed up software strategy, including the development of software and apps for X1 and other key products. In his expanded role, Kotay will lead Comcast’s software and technology strategy, particularly as it relates to new customer-facing products and services, including advanced video and Internet. Kotay will also oversee Comcast Innovation Labs, the company’s advanced research and development group, and helm the integration of quality engineering into all aspects of product development.
“Sree has driven the evolution of Comcast from software consumer to software creator,” Smit added. “Under his leadership, our software engineering team has evolved to become smarter, faster and more efficient. I can think of no better partner with whom to execute Comcast’s technology vision.”