Cablevision taps former Yahoo exec Dibble to newly created CTO position

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) has named former Yahoo executive David Dibble to the newly created position of chief technology officer, reporting directly to company CEO James Dolan.

Dibble, 54, oversaw global technology infrastructure at Yahoo until 2013, and he currently sits on the board of directors for Tribune Publishing. Scheduled to start his new job in September, he's technically the first CTO Cablevision has employed.

However, former executive VP of corporate engineering Yvette Kanouff, who left the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable provider in July to join Cisco Systems, had many of the same items on her job description.

Dibble will be charged, according to Cablevision, with enhancing the "company's technology infrastructure and implementing an enterprise-wide approach to data architecture." He will manage corporate engineering, information technology, network operations and software teams across a wide range of systems.

Dibble will also help the company "fully exploit" its Wi-Fi network.

"David is a seasoned technologist and business leader with decades of experience in developing and advancing sustainable technology platforms at massive scale across multiple industries," said Dolan, in a statement. "His expertise will significantly impact the future direction of Cablevision's technology and data solutions, which will facilitate the development of innovative products and services, including Wi-Fi."

Longtime tech executive Wilt Hildenbrand will continue to serve as senior adviser for Cablevision.

For more:
- read this Cablevision press release

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