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James Shaut
Executive Director Technology Environments and Strategy, Comcast Cable

James Shaut is currently the Executive Director of Technology Environments Solutions Team at Comcast Cable within the technology and products organization—based in the Philadelphia metro region with 20 years in leadership and technology with Comcast, Verizon, Qwest Government Services, PPL Telcom, and the U.S. Marine Corps.  In his current role he is charged with the development a unified and consolidated enterprise testing facility business model by engaging growth opportunities with cloud computing, virtualization and automation of legacy, current, and next generation products and services.

Prior to this role that started in October 2016, James developed Comcast’s comprehensive innovation facilitation system across the entire company.  His priorities included boosting innovation, defining objectives, mobilizing the organization behind innovative challenges, and building on ideas and technology advancements across Comcast. James worked to sustain innovation as an ongoing transformational endeavor, stimulate entrepreneurship, facilitate networking and communications and prioritize related activities across Comcast and NBCU.

James got his start in technology serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 5 years active duty as a field radio operator and data communications technician reaching the rank of Sergeant and was awarded the Legion of Merit, Navy Commendation medal and two Navy Achievement Medals.