Bits, Bytes, Perspectives and Prognostications
Let me start by welcoming you my writings. I don't claim to be a technical writer, but I have certainly paid my dues in words and ideas. Lost a few hairs, gained a few pounds, made lots of life long friends and I am sure rubbed a few the wrong way. It's who I am.
As you can see from my resume and job history I have been working in Technology since 1995. I am passionate about technology and profess a respectable track record for predicting shifts and disruptions.
I have worked in video set-top/DVR at two different companies, video gaming, retail VOD, DevOps, operations, customer service, cloud architectures, asset management, and SaaS development. I was heavily engaged in the technical side of Corp Dev and strategy for M/A and investment. At heart I am a network engineer who builds, scales, and drives innovation and solutions.
I started at Technicolor in 2013 to build and run their new TVOD business to compete with iTunes and Amazon. This meant building a new SaaS infrastructure and migrate to the cloud when cloud wasn't chic. That led to a larger role within Production Services leading infrastructure strategy in parallel with the CIO and IT. And finally I moved to Connected Home as the BU CTO. Technicolor - Connected Home is the second largest CPE OEM/ODM/supplier world wide. Technicolor, former Thomson, and Cisco CDBU have shipped over 300 million consumer devices comprised of modems, routers, set-top boxes, and Wi-Fi devices, all sold to network service providers. In other words, in North America, there is roughly a 50/50 chance if you are a Comcast, Charter, DirectTV customer that hardware you're leasing was made by Technicolor.
As CTO I built a strategy focused on Wi-Fi, LTE, FWB, LIMA, edge compute (LXC, AWS GreenGrass), NPI, and shifting from a hardware to a services based business focused on SaaS development and innovation using ML and AI.
Along the way I encountered some amazing technology, created a few white papers, and cultivated a number of strong opinions on how the future of consumer IoT needs to go for the Intelligent Home to reach autonomy and ultimately ubiquity and ambience.
I am not sure from where my next opportunity will come, so in the mean time I will resurface a number of my opinions from the past few years in an updated and hopefully relevant way.
Welcome to my perspectives both short and long - and please forgive me if I repeat myself.