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People news: WCNY names Mehta chief technology officer

By Journal Staff


Alay Mehta
Alay Mehta

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcaster, announced it has appointed Alay Mehta as VP of business development and chief technology officer.

Mehta has worked at numerous multinational Fortune 500 companies and early stage startups, WCNY said in a release. His most recent role was as VP of business development at Raycom Media. Prior to that, he was VP of digital business operations & consumer platforms at the Gannett Company.

Mehta has also been involved with many startups within smart audio, video advertising, 360 video, and augmented reality, according to WCNY. He also worked at Newell Brands, Turner Entertainment, CNN, and Motorola. Mehta holds six patents.

He earned an MBA degree from Emory University and a master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University.

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