One of the industry’s most innovative thinkers, Hayashi has a knack for turning visionary ideas into practical produces and services. He has developed many of TWC’s current products and oversees engineering development of broadband, digital phone, digital video and web development products. He says his mother was one of the biggest influences of his life. “Thanks to her actions and advice, I am still learning to this day–and hopefully passing some wisdom along to my team,” he says.

What’s the definition of diversity in 2014, and how can the cable industry do better in the area of inclusiveness?

Diversity is truly about placing value on the different experiences and perspectives that reflect and serve our customers and communities. The industry does well in the area of inclusiveness, but by continuing to focus on it, we can have an edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

Who has been your strongest mentor, and why?

The strongest and best mentor I ever had was my mother. Thanks to her actions and advice, I am still learning to this day – and hopefully passing some wisdom along to my team.

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