Dinni Jain

Title: President/COO, Insight Communications

Years in Cable: 19

Education: Princeton University

Best Advice in 7 Words Or Less: Never listen to short-worded advice.

Michael Willner

Title: Vice Chairman/CEO, Insight Communications

Years in Cable: 37

Education: Boston University College of Communications

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Know what you don’t know.

Why Them? With Time Warner Cable’s August $3 billion acquisition of Insight. Jain is responsible for continually innovating the company’s infrastructure, with conversion from analog to digital and DOCSIS 3.0 deployment; and on the content side, development of 24-hour local news net cn|2 and regional coverage of the 2012 political campaign and sports. Meanwhile, Willner is well known and top-notch, and he leaves an impressive legacy.

Dinni Jain

Best technique for deterring time-wasting office visits from co-workers: work from home
Favorite business and/or motivational book: “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis
Favorite sports team: Um, let me see. If pressed, I guess I would say the North Carolina Tar Heels Men’s Basketball Team.
Favorite vacation spot: any place in Vermont
Burning question for my iPhone 4S Siri: Siri, with which version of iPhone do you go from being helpful to becoming the Terminator?

Michael Willner

Favorite meal I can also prepare myself: Anything Italian, right Rocco?
Favorite “going out” town: New York, where else?
One thing I tell my kids about success in life: Listen to everyone, then decide.
Worst thing I’ve heard in a meeting: “That’s impossible!”
Favorite sports team: NY Giants!!!!!
Favorite vacation spot: Italia
Favorite iPad app: too many
Guilty TV pleasure: “Dexter”
When it comes to retransmission consent, cable operators should: Beats me. I can’t figure out how to make it fair.
What puzzles me most about Millennials: They’re constantly multimedia multitasking.
What I admire most about Millennials: They can multimedia multitask.

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