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April 19, 2011

Kevin Hart Comes Aboard Cox Communications

By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor

Kevin Hart, former CIO at Clearwire (News - Alert) Corporation is expected to come aboard Cox Communications effective April 25.

On being appointed as executive vice president and chief technology officer at Cox Communications, Hart will be in charge of providing strategic and operational direction to the planning and development of an integrated technological platform. He will also be entrusted with the task of ensuring that the overall business objectives are in sync with the technology strategy adopted.

"As an accomplished leader, Kevin has a strong track record of driving business results in telecommunications companies," Cox (News - Alert) Communications president Pat Esser, in a press release and added that "Kevin's strong background in IT transformation, technology deployment, strategic planning and operations will be important as Cox continues to evolve to better serve our customers."

Hart graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and also earned an MBA in Finance with Honors from Notre Dame.

During his career span of 20 years, Hart has served in the executive cadre at Level 3 and has held leadership roles at Capgemini (News - Alert) and the former Southwestern Bell Communications.

Prior to transferring to Cox Communications, Hart played a key role in the transformation of the IT organization when Clearwire deployed 4G wireless broadband service across the nation. In addition, he was also associated enterprise Network Deployment planning and office and business process management functions. His leadership skills and technology expertise were greatly valued.

As a result of Hart's appointment at Cox Communications, he and his family will be relocating from Seattle to Atlanta.

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network and is the third-largest U.S. cable TV company.

Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny