Cablevision Systems has hired David Dibble as chief technology officer, effective September 2014.
Dibble most recently had been acting as an advisor to Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, after having served as the company’s executive vice president of central technology. Last week he was reported to have retired from Yahoo.
The CTO title is a new one at Cablevision. Cablevision had been looking for a top technology executive since May, when Yvette Kanouff, the company’s EVP of engineering, announced she was leaving. She left in July, and joined Cisco as the head of its service provider video software and solutions (SPVSS) organization.
At Cablevision, Dibble, 54, 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.
Mr. Dibble is one of several recently appointed senior executives and he will be key to executing Cablevision has been in the process of rebuilding its executive team in the wake of the departure of Tom Rutledge in 2011, and a slow migration of executives following him to Charter Communications.
Cablevision said Dibble will work closely with Jim Dolan, to whom he reports, 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 platforms 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.
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.”
Dibble spent 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.
Before joining Yahoo, Dibble was chief technology officer at First Data Corp.