Comcast announced today that Chris Satchell will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, Chris will lead Comcast's product team in Philadelphia, Denver and Silicon Valley to develop and design the company's consumer products that are enjoyed by millions of people every day. Chris succeeds Charlie Herrin, who now serves as Executive Vice President of Customer Experience. "Chris is a world-class technologist with a track record of creating products that consumers love," said Neil Smit, President and CEO, Comcast Cable. "Chris and his team will work across the company to create, design and build exceptional product experiences for customers, and I am thrilled to have him on board." "Chris's depth of product development experience across a variety of leading technology companies makes him uniquely qualified to lead this important work," said Tony Werner, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Comcast Cable. "There's never been a more exciting time for product innovation, and I look forward to continuing to build on the great foundation that our product team has established." Chris joins Comcast from Nike, where he served as Consumer Technology Officer and was responsible for the strategy and execution related to all consumer-focused technology and digital assets. He led a team of 1,600 employees within Nike's Consumer Digital Technology, which designed, built and operated applications and services globally. Prior to Nike, Chris was Chief Technology Officer and EVP of R&D at IGT (Internal Game Technology), a global gaming and lottery systems company. Before IGT, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, and was responsible for product and technical development across multiple areas of the gaming business, including Xbox, Games for Windows, Xbox Live and Microsoft Game Studios. While at Microsoft, Chris also held many other roles, including General Manager and Chief Software Architect for Microsoft XNA, the business responsible for developing tools that facilitate video game development and management.
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