Bright House Networks
No matter how you plan to vote in November, it’s pretty awesome to be the official telecom provider for the Republican National Convention when it rolls into Tampa in August. Bright House beat out some hefty competition, including Verizon, to provide voice, video and data for the event—and Bergman’s leadership in pushing the digital envelope is one of the main reasons. Among the operator’s notable recent digital forays is an across-the-aisle partnership between its advertising division and AT&T to provide clients with a one-stop solution for interactive ads.
What’s your favorite digital toy and why? I love my voice-to-text service from PhoneTag; I would fight to keep it! It’s a killer time saver for me to receive my voice mail messages in text form.
When it comes to digital trends, what’s something the kids are doing today that we’ll all be doing tomorrow? They really like working with Google Docs, so that they can simultaneously edit stories they are writing – with their cousins, across the miles! I think tools like this are an important part of our future.
Without social media, the world would be just a little bit… gentler. I enjoy using Facebook. The increased transparency and value of connections is terrific, but I can’t help but be concerned about the downside of self image and other potential issues it escalates for our youth.
Would you rather own a flying car or a jetpack—and why? A flying car, certainly. Who would not want a “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” by their side?!