Vivint Smart Home Chief Engineering Officer Named Top C-Suite Executive

Vivint’s JT Hwang is one of Utah Business magazine’s CXO of the Year honorees for his role in building the company’s Cloud-based smart home platform, among other achievements.

PROVO, Utah — Vivint Smart Home Chief Engineering Officer JT Hwang has been named one of Utah Business magazine’s CXO of the Year honorees.

The CXO of the Year awards recognize senior executives for outstanding performance in their roles. The selected executives demonstrate the importance of providing strong financial leadership, visionary innovation and social responsibility to Utah businesses.

Since joining Vivint in 2008, Hwang is credited for playing a pivotal role in building the company’s Cloud-based smart home platform, creating a foundation for growth and assembling a diverse team of innovators.

“In addition to his brilliant technical mind and architectural genius, JT brings a level of business savvy that is rare among technologists,” states Matt Eyring, chief strategy and innovation officer, Vivint Smart Home. “He’s a well-rounded executive who understand all aspects of the business. He’s also an exceptional leader and brings out the best in people.”

Hwang oversees all engineering efforts at Vivint, including the backend Cloud infrastructure that supports more than a million smart home customers and processes nearly a billion events per day. A versatile leader, Hwang previously served as CIO, where he led the creation of a fully integrated and automated IT infrastructure. In 2012, he helped found the Vivint Innovation Center and led the development of the company’s smart home platform.

Utah Business recognized Hwang and the 2018 honorees at an awards ceremony at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. He is also featured in the magazine’s June issue.

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