ASCAP Appoints Tristan Boutros To Chief Technology Officer Post

ASCAP has named Tristan Boutros as Chief Technology Officer for the performing rights organization. Boutros will be based in New York and will report to Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Brian Roberts.

In his new position, Boutros will lead ASCAP’s evolving technology strategy and execution to scale the global IT systems and infrastructure in support of ASCAP’s business transformation initiatives, encompassing ASCAP’s cloud strategy, including elastic computing and API roadmap. 

Boutros joins ASCAP from The New York Times, where he served as Chief of Operations. Prior to the Times, Tristan spent three years as Senior Vice President, Technology and Business Process at Warner Music Group. He has also held senior technology roles at BlackBerry and IAC. In addition to his full time position, he also currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, and is the co-author of several books, including The Basics of Process Improvement with Jennifer Cardella.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tristan to the ASCAP team,” said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. “He brings a unique combination of the understanding of third party technology solutions available in the market as a complement to his technical expertise in building internal solutions. His experience helping top organizations achieve their technology goals make him the perfect person for this role.”

“I am excited to have the chance to create an incredibly robust platform at ASCAP, developing the tools and experiences that further empower our members and licensees; and change the way they work, communicate, and receive payment,” said Boutros. “I look forward to working with the whole team at ASCAP to bring this future to our members, and to unlock new capabilities for all of us.”

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