(WINDSOR, ON) – Tristan Boutros has been appointed the Chief Technology Officer of ASCAP, a performing rights and advocacy organization serving music creators. He was most recently the New York Times Chief of Operations.
In his new role he will lead ASCAP’s evolving technology strategy and execution to support many of the organization’s business transformation initiatives including elastic computing. Ultimately Boutros will use his considerable digital expertise to create a best-in-class platform for music rights management for music creators, publishers, and licensees.
ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews says Boutros, “…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.”
Prior to the New York Times, Boutros spent three years as Senior Vice President of Technology and Business Process at Warner Music Group, where he successfully drove transformation of its global IT department and legacy systems. He has also held senior technology roles at BlackBerry and IAC.
Boutros is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University and is the co-author of several books including Basics of Process Improvement with Jennifer Cardella. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in marketing and management studies and in computer science from the University of Windsor.
ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works, and to distribute the royalties which it collects based upon those performances.
The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP member’s music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly.
With more than 625,000 members representing over 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service, and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.