Cablevision Hires Ex-Yahoo Tech Exec David Dibble as CTO

Cablevision Systems named David Dibble, who had until last year overseen Yahoo’s global infrastructure, as chief technology officer.

Dibble, 54, will start at the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable company in September 2014, reporting to Cablevision CEO James L. Dolan.

Technically, Dibble will become Cablevision’s first CTO. The company’s previous top technology exec, EVP of corporate engineering and technolog Yvette Kanouff, left in early July to join Cisco Systems. Longtime Cablevision tech executive Wilt Hildenbrand will continue to serve as senior adviser for the MSO.

“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,” Dolan said 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.”

Dibble most recently served as an adviser to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, after he stepped down in July 2013 as the Internet-media company’s EVP of central technology responsible for all aspects of design, engineering and operations of Yahoo’s worldwide technical infrastructure. Before joining Yahoo in 2008, Dibble was CTO at payment-processing company First Data and prior to that worked in senior technology positions at JPMorgan Chase, Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments and FMC.

Dibble will relocate to New York from the San Francisco area in the coming weeks, the cable operator said. He currently serves on the board of directors at Tribune Publishing and is an advisory board member at Elementum SCM, a Silicon Valley cloud-based supply chain startup.

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