Jim McCaffrey

Title: EVP Operations and Strategy & Chief Strategy Officer, Turner Broadcasting System

Years in Cable: 16

Bachelor’s Cornell University; MBA New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Best Advice in 7 Words Or Less:
You must speak to be heard.

Dan Darling

Title: Chief Information Officer/ SVP Technology, Production & Operations, Turner Broadcasting System
Years in Cable: 26

B.S. in Biology University of Akron

Best Advice in 7 Words Or Less:
Live each day like it’s your last.

Trish Jones

Title: SVP/Chief Emerging Technology Officer, Turner Broadcasting System

Years in Cable:

BBA Spring Hill College; Juris Doctor, Georgetown University

Best Advice in 7 Words Or Less:
Say please and thank you.

Why Them? Turner comrades McCaffrey, Jones and Darling are a tireless technology trio driving the company’s explosive digital business growth. As head of the company’s technology, operations and strategy, McCaffrey devoted 2011 to integrating emerging digital technology that supports Turner’s network content on new platforms. Jones created Turner’s Audience & Media-Platform Technologies (AMPT) group, charged with developing/executing technology and data solutions for such digital business initiatives as TV Everywhere and 80-plus mobile device products. And Darling oversees all network operations, technology services, studios and broadcast engineering functions. In 2011, his leadership was pivotal in creating an operational infrastructure for new delivery systems and products.
Year Ahead: Turner’s trio of McCaffrey, Jones and Darling will devote 2012 to continuing their large-scale technology recruiting effort and establishing Turner as an industry digital technology leader.

Jim McCaffrey

Biggest cable innovation in the past year: TV Everywhere
Favorite “going out” city: San Francisco
Favorite business book: “The Medici Effect,” Frans Johansson
Dumbest thing I hear/hate to hear in a meeting: “That’s above my pay grade.” Everyone in a meeting has a right to an opinion or shouldn’t be there.
Burning question for my iPhone 4S Siri: Where’s the perfect wave?

Dan Darling

Favorite meal I can also prepare myself: tacos
What I admire most about Millennials: high regard for work/life balance
My own iPad app: predict the future
One thing I tell my kids about success in life in life: Be humble.
Worst thing I’ve heard in a meeting: The fact that they said nothing and didn’t share ideas.
Favorite Starbucks order: Tall Cappuccino
Favorite vacation spot: Turks and Caicos
Burning question for my iPhone 4S Siri: Tomorrow’s stock market winners?

Trish Jones

Favorite meal I can also prepare myself: eggplant parmesan
The one topping that should never be put on a hot dog: chocolate chips
Favorite restaurant: Quince, San Francisco
Favorite “going out” town: San Francisco
Favorite Starbucks order: Dunkin Donuts
Acts I would see live: Tina Turner, Lady Antebellum, Springsteen, Michael Buble, Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin, David Gray, Adele, Coldplay, U2, John Mayer, k.d. lang, Miranda Lambert, Eagles
Favorite business and/or motivational book: “The No Asshole Rule,” Robert I. Sutton
Sports team: UT Vols Women’s Basketball Team; I admire head coach Pat Summit.
Guilty TV pleasure: “The Closer”
When I look at my cable set-top box, I can’t help but think that: It needs a makeover.
What I admire most about Millennials: their technology proficiency
How many companies have you worked for since college? 4

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