Connectivity company, DISH Network Corporation has announced that it has appointed Kannan Alagappan as 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 organization.”
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 organization’s broadcast and satellite operations.
“As an organization 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.