Comcast bumps tech execs Werner, Kotay

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has announced the dual promotions of top technology executives Tony Werner and Sree Kotay.

Werner will assume the role of president, technology and product, while Kotay will now operate under the title of chief technology officer. 

Comcast said that Werner will continue to oversee all aspects of technology and product organization for the MSO, including innovation, development and operations. 

"Tony is a visionary innovator, and has been a leading champion of technological evolution at Comcast," said Comcast Cable President and CEO Neil Smit, 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, who joined Comcast in 2007 as chief software architect, will assume an expanded role, the company said, leading its software and technology strategy, with an emphasis on customer-facing products and services. 

Kotay will now oversee the research and development group Comcast Innovation Labs, as well.

"Sree has driven the evolution of Comcast from software consumer to software creator," Werner said. "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."

For more:
- read this Comcast press release

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