DISH Appoints Kannan Alagappan as CTO
Dish appointed Kannan Alagappan as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), 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. Additionally, Alagappan has worked as a technology consultant for various Fortune 500 companies, including Comcast, T-Mobile, and DISH. He has primarily helped companies implement digital transformations and build technology platforms at scale.
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.
“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.”