Marcien Jenckes
Title: EVP, Consumer Services, Comcast Cable
Years in Cable: 4
Education: BA, NYU; MBA, the Darden School at the University of Virginia
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Never be afraid to do what’s right.

Sam Schwartz
Title: Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast Cable
Education: BS, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering & Applied Science; MBA, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Years in Cable: 15+
Best Advice: Choosing between Column A and Column B, Always Pick Column C.

Jenckes leads the team responsible for all consumer services, including video, high-speed data, voice and home products. Last year he oversaw the continued rollout of the X1 Entertainment Operating System as well as cloud DVR and live in-home streaming on X1. This year he’ll continue to build upon X1 and further establish it as a platform where all Xfinity products and services can come together. Schwartz serves a number of roles, focusing on delivering interactive products, building teams, partnering with leading edge companies, and overseeing Comcast’s venture capital and Internet investments and acquisitions. He’s part of the leadership team working on the integration of the pending Time Warner Cable transaction.

Jenckes
I watch most programming on this device: iPhone
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: SlingTV
Should the industry embrace or reject “virtual MSOs” and why? Yes, we have to innovate the experience.
What’s the next big broadband project no one’s talking about yet and why? RDKB – the future of the wireless network.
If I had a show on YouTube it would be called… “My Favorite Marcien”
Favorite screen: The bigger the better.
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Neither: FitBit.
My favorite newfound hobby: Piloting a drone
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is… IP Multicast Video Delivery
Favorite vacation spot: San Sebastian, Spain.
Desert island album: Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
Favorite TV show as a kid: “Mazinger Z”
The last time I had a good laugh was… every day! You can’t take yourself too seriously.

Schwartz
What’s the next big broadband project no one’s talking about yet and why? Smart Internet
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? Twitter Periscope and Snapchat Stories
My favorite newfound hobby: Flying a quadcopter drone with my son
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Paella

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