Vodafone Deutschland appoints CTO

Vodafone Deutschland has upped managing director of commercial operations, Gerhard Mack, to chief technology officer. Mack replaces previous CTO Eric Kuisch, who announced plans to leave the company in October – three years after he joined Vodafone from Dutch operator KPN. Vodafone Deutschland CEO, Hannes Ametsreiter, said that Mack “knows the company and is a proven technology expert […]

Vodafone Deutschland CTO to leave next year

Vodafone Deutschland’s chief technology officer (CTO), Eric Kuisch, has announced plans to leave the company, three years after taking his post. Kuish joined Vodafone from Dutch operator KPN in October 2013 and is due to exit in the first half of 2019, with Vodafone to decide his replacement “in due course”. The news came as […]

Nordija appoints new CTO

IPTV and OTT software company Nordija has appointed YouSee’s former head of software product development, Lars Vange Jørgensen, as its new chief technology officer. Jørgensen, who worked at Nordija earlier in his career as systems architect and head of its consultancy business unit, was most recently at the Danish government administration heading a section tasked […]

Seachange appoints CTO

TV technology provider Seachange has upped Marek Kielczewski to chief technology officer. Kielczewski joined the company in May 2016 through its acquisition of DCC Labs, where he worked for seven years as CEO. He will now move from Seachange’s engineering centre in Warsaw, Poland, to join the executive leadership team in the company’s Acton, Massachusetts […]

Vevo CTO exits in latest executive departure

Vevo’s chief technical officer (CTO), Alex Nunes, has left the company, marking the music video firm’s latest big executive departure. Nunes’ exit comes after Vevo CEO Erik Huggers stepped down in December to “pursue new opportunities”. Head of product Mark Hall followed earlier this year, leaving to become vice-president of product and strategy at Bandcamp. […]

Vodafone UK appoints chief technology officer

Vodafone UK has appointed Vodafone Group’s technology enterprise director, Scott Petty, as chief technology officer (CTO). Petty succeeds Jorge Fernandes, who recently moved to become CTO of Rogers Communications in Canada. At the same time Vodafone UK’s head of mobile networks, Kye Prigg, will also take on responsibility for fixed networks and will help the business […]

Altice USA makes top tech appointments

Altice USA has promoted chief technology officer Terry Cordova and brought over Altice France CTO Philippe Le May to fill his old position. Cordova becomes vice chairman, business development – network and technology services at Altice USA, which operates Optimum and Suddenlink-branded internet, TV and phone services in the states. He was previously executive vice […]

Ex-Hulu CTO launches ‘QVC for millennials’ unboxing app

Former Hulu and Flipboard executive Eric Feng has launched a millennial-focused app, designed to marry unboxing videos with mobile commerce. The Packagd platform launches out of stealth mode with the introduction of its first app, Unboxed – which offers curated, hosted shows on new tech products, gadgets, and devices. “Our vision for Packagd has evolved over the […]

Ericsson ups Ekudden to group CTO

Ericsson has promoted company veteran Erik Ekudden to group CTO and head of technology and architecture. Ekudden, who has almost 25 years of experience at Ericsson, is due to take up his new role on July 1, and will lead the company’s tech strategy with a focus on network evolution. He will be tasked with […]

RTL Netherlands appoints CTO

RTL Netherlands has appointed the former chief technology officer of UPC Netherlands and Ziggo, Giovanni Piccirilli, as CTO. Piccirilli will take up his new post and take a place on the RTL board from June 1, and has been tasked with expanding RTL’s customer focus, product quality and time-to-market. Piccirilli was CTO and board member […]