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by TV News Desk
NBCUniversal today announced that Atish Banerjea has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, NBCUniversal. Mr. Banerjea will be based in New York and reports directly to John Wallace, President of NBCUniversal Operations & Technical Services.
"It's a pleasure to announce that Atish is joining the company," commented MR. Wallace. "His proven track record as an innovator in the technology space, combined with his natural ability as a leader, will provide us with an important edge in marketplace."
In this role, Mr. Banerjea will lead NBCUniversal's Information Technology organization, overseeing global technology applications, infrastructure and operations for the company's worldwide media portfolio.
Most recently Mr. Banerjea served as Chief Technology Officer for Dex One Corporation, where he led a major redesign of that company's IT functions, and helped transform Dex One from a print-centric business to a digital media marketing company.
Prior to joining Dex One, Mr. Banerjea served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Pearson, where he was responsible for the global planning, deployment and management of more than $550-million in information technology investment. He has also held roles at Maurices, Inc and Simon & Schuster.
Mr. Banerjea holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Delhi.
NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51 percent interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49 percent stake.