24 | STRATEGIST STERN
Title: EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Time Warner Cable
Years in Cable: 8
Education: BA, Music and English, Harvard; JD, Yale
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: The key to inspiration is getting started.
Why Him? Savvy strategist Stern is the man behind Time Warner’s relentless pursuit of TV Everywhere and authenticated content. Authentication is no easy task, but it’ll be the linchpin for success for any operator’s new media distribution strategy. Stern’s also responsible for strategic planning, new business development and the RoadRunner.com portal, as well as the recent acquisition of the NaviSite for enterprise business customers.The 88s: Stern is an avid classical pianist. When not busy strategizing at TWC, he is the piano accompanist for his three children, who play flute, cello and violin.