Brioché focuses on the development of the company’s public policy positions and legislative analysis. He gives the cable industry high marks when it comes to diversity, citing in particular the company for which he works. “Comcast has contributed significantly to the greatest advances in diversity in the history of communications,” says the exec, noting his own heritage as a Haitian-American from Brooklyn and his background as a former NAACP lawyer and a former public servant/federal government lawyer.
What grade do you give the cable industry on diversity and why?
I’ve always believed that diversity is a value system, a commitment, a continuous journey, not a destination, so the trend line or trajectory is more important than a single grade. In any event, I would give cable industry high marks for its diversity efforts. Comcast, in particular, since the NBCUniversal transaction in 2011, has embarked on series of ambitious diversity efforts that has been simply remarkable. From its workforce development and procurement practices to its community engagement, investment in programming, and Internet Essential, Comcast has contributed significantly to the greatest advances in diversity in the history of communications. I say this as a Haitian-American from Brooklyn, a former NAACP lawyer, and a former public servant/federal government lawyer who has sincerely looked for ways to use the levers of government to advance diversity, which I believe is a core principle of American democracy and communications law.
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is…
Wow, I would say two for sure. The first is DOCSIS 3.1. Earlier this summer, on family vacation, I spent hours talking to a family friend about how DOCSIS, after all these years, continues to be a game-changer for cable and the American people with its ever-improving broadband capacity and speeds. And the second without question is the Emmy Award-winning X1 platform. As different forms of media continue to converge, media distribution platforms are at the center of the consumer experience. Talk about game changers, X1 is the savior of the cable for many years to come.
My personal election campaign slogan would be…
“Cease” the day with Brioché!