Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) continued to poach the engineering ranks of Silicon Valley's tech giants, adding HP executive Sridhar Solur to its home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) team.
Solur is credited with founding Hewlett-Packard's IoT and wearables business. At Comcast, he'll operate under the title of senior VP, Xfinity Home and IoT products. It's the second major Valley hire this month for Comcast, which earlier announced the hiring of Intel security executive Noopur Davis.
Solur will report to Chris Satchell, executive VP and chief product officer for Comcast Cable, as part of the product leadership team for Comcast Cable. He'll also partner closely with Daniel Herscovici, senior VP and general manager Xfinity Home, and Fraser Stirling, senior VP, product and hardware management, Comcast Cable.
"Home automation, IoT, and home security are increasingly important product categories for Comcast. Sridhar's extensive experience in the fast-evolving, high-growth business of connected devices will be a strong addition to the Comcast team," Satchell said. "We look forward to leveraging his knowledge and vision as we explore emerging technologies to ultimately create the best experience for our customers."
"Sri will add a valuable perspective to our product development work and be a terrific partner as we continue to grow our home security and automation business," added Herscovici.
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