Title: EVP, NBCU
Years in Cable: 12+
Education: BA, Harvard; MBA, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Title: EVP, Digital Enterprises
Education: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Both executives are relatively recent hires at NBCU. Conde came aboard in 2013 to focus on business development, strategic priorities and special business projects, a perfect fit since he’s credited with transforming Univision into a leading global, multi-platform media brand. Former Pivot exec Shapiro was hired by NBCU in late 2014 to lead the company-wide strategic development of digital opportunities to reach emerging audiences. First up could be a subscription-based video service focusing on comedy. Shapiro stays active in other facets of the business as an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches TV Management. He’s also chairman of the Ghetto Film School, the nation’s first public high school for film.
I watch the majority of programming on this device: The TV
What’s the next big broadband project no one’s talking about yet and why? National Wireless Broadband. It’s a need that needs to be met, and with the amount of wireless spectrum sold recently, it’s only a matter of time.
Favorite screen: My iPhone.
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Sundial.
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? Twitter with a side of Meerkat.
My favorite newfound hobby: Podcasting
If Disney hired me to reboot “Star Wars” I would… have Jar Jar Binks drawn and quartered.
If I ever found myself saying “Better Call Saul,” I’d seek his advice on… That’s privileged.
Favorite Cable Show memory: That’s privileged.
The awards show the industry needs right now is… fewer of them.
Favorite vacation spot: My Roof
Desert island album: The Stranger, Billy Joel.
Favorite TV show as a kid: “SNL”
My favorite business/motivational book: You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier.