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82. THE STRATEGIST
Naveen Chopra
Title: Interim CEO; CFO & SVP, Corporate
Development and Strategy, TiVo
Years in Cable: 13
Education: Bachelor's degrees in Economics
and Computer Science, Stanford University;
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
One Word that Best Describes Me: Thoughtful
Chopra continues to wear lots of hats at TiVo,
ably fostering relationships with cable providers and steering the company's
global expansion, which resulted in more than 4 million international sub83.
FORMIDABLE FORCES
Himesh Bhise
Title: CEO, Synacor
Years in Cable: 10
Education: MBA,
Wharton School at
the University of
Pennsylvania
One Word that
Best Describes Me:
Enterprising
John Burke
Title: EVP & COO,
Rovi
Years in Cable: 25+
Education: BS,
Business Administration,
The Ohio State
University; MBA, St.
Joseph's University
One Word that Best Describes Me: Innovative
Brent Smith
Title: President &
Chief Technology Officer,
Evolution Digital
Years in Cable: 31
Education: 31 years
of working in the
cable and satellite
industries
One Word that Best Describes Me: Old?
Smith continues to drive the roadmap and
future product strategies for Evolution Digital.
Tops on his list will be focusing on the launch
of Evolution's IP hybrid set-top box launch and
continuing to build strategic partnerships that
complement Evolution's tech solutions. An
appointee to the FCC's Downloadable Security
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scribers. More recently, he stewarded the launch of the TiVo Bolt product
line, oversaw a new partnership with Ness Engineering Software, a strategic
relationship with Frontier, and the acquisition of Aereo assets and Cubiware.
What was your first job? Golf caddy
New favorite binge: " Veep "
Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Driverless car
I watch the majority of programming on this device: Macbook Pro
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is... IP
video with cloud delivery.
Favorite vacation spot: Any place I'm not working and able to truly be
present with my family
My Starbucks order: Tall decaf coffee ■
Technical Advisory Committee, Bhise continues
to speak at various cable events. He also has
the Synacor team executing its four-pillar
strategy for growth, which includes increasing
its value among cable customers and extending
its products globally. Burke continues to
lead Rovi's product business groups, worldwide
sales and marketing.
Himesh Bhise
What does the future look like for skinny
bundles and flexible packaging? Proliferation
to keep up with competitors and serve target
customer segments, but with the painful reality
that these platforms and experiences are really
hard to deploy and manage.
Virtual reality is... unreal today, but will be
UNREAL tomorrow.
Last show I watched not on my network(s):
" The Americans "
I watch the majority of programming on this
device: TV-lean back and enjoy the big screen
The technology that will most benefit cable
over the next year is: Cloud-based authentication
/ identity management
John Burke
The biggest innovation in cable over the
last year: The biggest innovation of late is the
progress that has been made with conversation
services, in particular the use of voice to
identify and consume entertainment content.
In this digital age, convenience is key, and viewers
are constantly looking for faster and easier
ways to consume content. The ability to speak
to your devices and navigate entertainment
platforms with your own voice is propelling
cable into a Jetsons-like world and beyond.
Conversation services have the ability to place
cable on the road to becoming part and parcel
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to the Internet of Things and connected living
room ecosystems.
What does the future look like for skinny
bundles and flexible packaging? With the
abundance of entertainment choices, both in
terms of content and viewing options, consumers
are increasingly eager to create customized
packages. Traditional pay TV needs to adapt
to these changing consumer demands. While
some OTT platforms may offer original content,
others are beginning to offer TV-anywhere
streaming capabilities or specific programming,
like sports. In the coming year, skinny bundles
and flexible packaging are going to prove to be
important tools for our industry.
Favorite charity event I work with: I am a
strong advocate for children with special needs.
I serve as a board member to Variety, the
Children's Charity in Philadelphia.
Brent Smith
If this election year was a reality TV series,
it would be called... " Armageddon "
What was the last costume that you wore
and why? My wife's 40th Birthday/Costume
party, I was Howard Stern, circa 1980's.
New favorite binge: " Happy Valley, " a British
detective series
My cable industry mentor and why: John C.
Malone. He has seemingly done it all
My personal theme song is: " Don't Let the
Sun Go Down on Me " (or at least until Evolution
Digital rules the cable world!)
The technology that will most benefit cable
over the next year is: Streaming and more
streaming, not to mention universal content search
and discovery
Favorite vacation spot: Vancouver B.C.
(It is my old hometown and where my kids
and grandchildren live.) ■
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