Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) today announced the
appointment of David Dibble as chief technology officer, effective
September 2014. Mr. Dibble most recently served as Advisor to the CEO at
Yahoo and previously was the company's executive vice president of
Central Technology. He will report to Cablevision Chief Executive
Officer James L. Dolan.
In this newly created role, Mr. Dibble, 54, will be accountable for
enhancing Cablevision's technology infrastructure and implementing an
enterprise-wide approach to data architecture. He will manage the
Corporate Engineering, Information Technology, Network Operations and
Software teams as well as oversee a wide range of systems including
customer service information systems, corporate financial systems,
business intelligence and more. Additionally, he will collaborate with
other Cablevision executives to fully exploit Cablevision's industry
leading WiFi network and to support the design and development of
current and future products and services.
Mr. Dibble is one of several recently appointed senior executives and he
will be key to executing Cablevision's strategy to become the premier
connectivity provider in the market, delivering a peerless customer
experience. He will work closely with Mr. Dolan, President Brian Sweeney
and Chief Operating Officer Kristin Dolan, bringing together technology,
operations and strategy to drive innovation and growth. Long-time
Cablevision technology executive Wilt Hildenbrand will continue to serve
as Senior Advisor for the company.
"David is a seasoned technologist and business leader with decades of
experience in developing and advancing sustainable technology latforms
at massive scale across multiple industries. 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 WiFi. David joins a growing team of new
leaders at the company who collectively are helping to advance
Cablevision's evolution into a leading connectivity company that
delivers a superior customer experience," said Mr. Dolan.
Mr. Dibble commented, "Cablevision has an incredibly sophisticated and
advanced technology organization with tremendous potential and
opportunity. I look forward to collaborating with Jim and the entire
senior management team to create an ambitious technology roadmap that
will further our goal of better serving our customers."
Mr. Dibble spent the past six years at Yahoo in multiple executive
roles. As executive vice president of Central Technology, he was
responsible for all aspects of design, science, platforms, engineering
and operations of the global technical infrastructure. During his tenure
at Yahoo, he designed and built the world's most efficient data center
in record time. He also helped unify the central technology and core
platforms groups into one centralized team to improve efficiencies and
achieve greater alignment.
Before joining Yahoo, Mr. Dibble was Chief Technology Officer at First
Data Corporation, a global electronic payment processing company, where
he oversaw the creation and development of the technology strategy and
governance framework. Prior to that, he held numerous senior technology
positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Charles Schwab & Co., Fidelity
Investments and FMC Corporation.
Mr. Dibble currently serves on the Board of Directors at Tribune
Publishing Company and is an Advisory Board Member at Elementum SCM, a
Silicon Valley cloud-based supply chain upstart.
Mr. Dibble is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he earned
his B.S. in quantitative economics and undertook three years of graduate
studies in economics, mathematics, and computer science. He will be
relocating to New York from the west coast in the coming weeks.
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading media and
telecommunications company, serving millions of households and
businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality
products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers
Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and voice
services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation's most robust WiFi network.
Cablevision's Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated
business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its
local media and programming properties - News 12 Networks and Newsday
Media Group - Cablevision also delivers news and information created
specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about
Cablevision is available at www.cablevision.com.
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