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29. HAIL CESAR... SHAPIRO, TOO
Cesar Conde
Title: EVP, NBCU
Years in Cable: 12+
Education: BA, Harvard;
MBA, Wharton School at the
University of Pennsylvania
Evan Shapiro
Title: EVP, Digital Enterprises
Education: University of Massachusetts
at Amherst
Both executives are relatively
recent hires at NBCU. Conde came aboard in
2013 to focus on business development, strategic
priorities and special business projects, a perfect
fit since he's credited with transforming Univision
30. CABLEVISION'S
DREAM TEAM
David Dibble
Title: Chief Technology Officer,
Cablevision Systems
Years in Cable: 1
Education: BS, Quantitative
Economics, University of Kansas
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less:
Always leave a room with more
energy than you found it.
Sandra Kapell
Title: EVP, Human Resources
and Administration, Cablevision
Systems
Years in Cable: 2-½
Education: Bachelor's, English,
University of Washington; Master's,
Education, Columbia University
Tom Montemagno
Title: EVP, Programming,
Cablevision Systems
Years in Cable: 26
Education: BS, Marketing, St.
John's University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Be
generous in helping to develop others.
Robert Sullivan
Title: EVP, Sales & Marketing,
Cablevision Systems
Years in Cable: 33
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into a leading global, multi-platform media brand.
Former Pivot exec Shapiro was hired by NBCU in
late 2014 to lead the company-wide strategic development
of digital opportunities to reach emerging
audiences. First up could be a subscriptionbased
video service focusing on comedy. Shapiro
stays active in other facets of the business as
an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Stern School of
Business, where he teaches TV Management.
He's also chairman of the Ghetto Film School, the
nation's first public high school for film.
Shapiro
I watch the majority of programming on this
device: The TV
What's the next big broadband project no
one's talking about yet and why? National
Wireless Broadband. It's a need that needs to
be met, and with the amount of wireless specEducation:
BA, Wesleyan University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less:
Be honest, it's easier.
As individuals, Dibble, Kapell, Montemagno
and Sullivan excel in their
chosen fields. As a team, they're unstoppable.
Montemagno expanded
Cablevision's Optimum TV-to-Go offerings,
and his groundbreaking deal
with HBO made Cablevision the first
cable provider to offer HBO Now.
Kapell's organizational effectiveness
and performance management
efforts have resulted in a more agile
workforce and a corporate culture
that gives employees clear paths
for growth within the company.
Dibble's technological knowledge
and creativity have led to innovations
like Freewheel, the improved
functionality of data management,
and the implementation of Optimum
Health Check. A shifted focus from
customer acquisition to customer
retention helped Sullivan grow the
Optimum brand while he simultaneously
built the commercial side by
supporting customer needs.
Dibble
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Patek
I wish Congress would just...
listen to the people.
The technology that will most
May 2015
trum sold recently, it's only a matter of time.
Favorite screen: My iPhone.
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Sundial.
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat?
Twitter with a side of Meerkat.
My favorite newfound hobby: Podcasting
If Disney hired me to reboot " Star Wars "
I would... have Jar Jar Binks drawn and
quartered.
If I ever found myself saying " Better Call
Saul, " I'd seek his advice on... That's privileged.
Favorite Cable Show memory: That's privileged.
The awards show the industry needs right
now is... fewer of them.
Favorite vacation spot: My Roof
Desert island album: The Stranger, Billy Joel.
Favorite TV show as a kid: " SNL "
My favorite business/motivational book:
You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier. ■
benefit cable over the next
year is... breaking glass.
The last time I had a good
laugh was... 5 minutes ago.
Dish I can make and that would
impress a celebrity chef:
Seafood chowder
Kapell
If I had a show on YouTube it
would be called...
" Brain Pickings... plus music "
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Rolex
If I could interrupt Kanye West
just once, I would tell him...
You are very gifted.
Let that speak for itself.
My favorite newfound hobby:
Yoga
If my office produced a viral
video, the background music
would be... " Short Skirt, Long
Jacket " by Cake.
Montemagno
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Rolex
If I could interrupt Kanye West
just once, I would tell him... that
my son is one of his biggest fans
Sullivan
I wish Congress would just...
Adjourn
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat?
Polaroid
The technology that will most
benefit cable over the next
year is... WiFi.
Desert island album: Bob Dylan,
Blood on the Tracks... or Miles
Davis, Kind of Blue
Favorite TV show as a kid:
" Flipper "
The last time I had a good laugh
was... when I learned after 33
years I finally made this list.
My favorite business/motivational
book: For Whom the Bell Tolls,
Ernest Hemingway ■
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(for his artistic talent) and even got
me to attend his concert.
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat?
Twitter
My favorite newfound hobby:
Snow shoveling in NY (not!)
The technology that will most
benefit cable over the next
year is: WiFi
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