Michael Adams is presently Vice President of Application Software Strategy, TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson group.
As vice president of application software strategy at TANDBERG Television, Mr. Adams is responsible for overseeing application software strategy for all software products globally.
Before joining TANDBERG Television Mr. Adams served as vice president of video architecture and technology at Terayon Communications Systems where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s architecture and technology relating to digital video. Prior to his tenure at Terayon, Mr. Adams has held senior positions at AOL, Road Runner and Time Warner Cable. During the past few years, Mr. Adams has made significant contributions to key project areas such as the Time Warner Full Service Network, Time Warner Digital Cable (Pegasus) and video-on-demand, OpenCable, Open Access (Multiple ISP) and has handled all aspects of engineering at Road Runner. Mr. Adams is the author of OpenCable Architecture (Cisco Press, December 1999) which received the Cable Museum 2001 Book Award. Additionally, he is the co-author of Modern Cable Television Technology (Morgan Kaufmann, October 2003) and contributed the chapters on digital video and home networking for the book. As an expert in his field, Mr. Adams has been granted eight patents in the digital video technology area. He is a senior member of the SCTE as well as a senior member of the IEEE.