Comcast Cable, the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced that Andrew Baer has joined the company as Chief Information Officer.
In this role, Baer is responsible for developing Comcast's internal Information Technology (IT) strategy that aligns technology to meet overall business needs and objectives, including oversight of the company's customer care, billing, and ordering systems; data centers; desktops; internal telephony; and other corporate systems. He also will oversee the integration of the IT organizations in former Time Warner and Adelphia cable systems recently acquired by Comcast. He reports to Dave Scott, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration.
"Comcast's more than 70,000 cable division employees rely on the efficiency of our internal IT organization," said Scott. "Andy's expertise will be an asset as our IT team continues to meet the changing technological demands and needs of the cable industry."
Baer most recently served as Vice President of Business Platform Services for AOL in Dulles, VA, where he managed several of the information technology initiatives required to transition a subscriber-based ISP to a premium services and advertising-driven web portal company. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector, having also served as Chief Information Officer for Verestar and Vice President of Customer Care Systems for Verizon.
Baer holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Finance and Economics from the University of Maryland. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 11 million high-speed Internet customers, and 2.1 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.