Alagappan appointed DISH CTO

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US pay-TV platform and connectivity provider DISH has appointed Kannan Alagappan Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer reporting to DISH President and CEO Erik Carlson. Alagappan has held technology leadership roles with major telecom and cloud services providers, including Reliance Jio, Telstra and Rackspace.

“Kannan is an incredible strategist, technologist and an inspiring leader,” said Carlson. “As DISH continues to deliver the best technology experience for our customers, and as we pursue our entry into the wireless industry, I’m confident Kannan’s vision and leadership will prove transformative for our organisation.”

As CTO, Alagappan will lead DISH Technologies, the DISH group that plays an integral role in defining the company’s technology strategy, oversees its software and hardware engineering initiatives, and manages the organisation’s broadcast and satellite operations.

“As an organisation that is entrepreneurial to its core and is committed to delivering innovation and value to its customers, I can’t think of a more exciting environment than DISH,” said Alagappan.


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