Comcast CTO Kotay out at cable company

Kotay is a 10-year Comcast veteran who was promoted to the position of CTO last May.

Sree Kotay has left his position as the No. 2 technology executive at Comcast Cable for personal reasons.

Comcast confirmed the departure to FierceCable after an initial report by Multichannel News. Comcast is not commenting at this point Kotay reportedly left the company sometime last week. 

Kotay is a 10-year Comcast veteran who was promoted to the position of CTO last May. He ranked behind Tony Werner, who was upped to president of technology and product at the same time.

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Kotay oversaw engineering and operations for Comcast’s customer-facing products and services. He was also in charge of Comcast Innovation Labs.

He joined Comcast in 2007 from his position as senior VP of technology for AOL, making a name for himself by spearheading the development of the X1 video platform.

Kotay’s fingerprints are also on the Reference Design Kit, the preintegrated set-top software stack that is managed by Comcast, Liberty and Charter. 

Kotay, a first-generation immigrant from India, also serves on the board of directors for Bankrate.

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