Himesh Bhise

Years in Cable: 10

Education: MBA, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

One Word that Best Describes Me: Enterprising

Smith continues to drive the roadmap and future product strategies for Evolution Digital. Tops on his list will be focusing on the launch of Evolution’s IP hybrid set-top box launch and continuing to build strategic partnerships that complement Evolution’s tech solutions. An appointee to the FCC’s Downloadable Security Technical Advisory Committee, Bhise continues to speak at various cable events. He also has the Synacor team executing its four-pillar strategy for growth, which includes increasing its value among cable customers and extend­ing its products globally. Burke continues to lead Rovi’s product business groups, worldwide sales and marketing.

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Proliferation to keep up with competitors and serve target customer segments, but with the painful reality that these platforms and experiences are really hard to deploy and manage.

Virtual reality is… unreal today, but will be UNREAL tomorrow.

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “The Americans”

I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV—lean back and enjoy the big screen

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: Cloud-based authentication / identity management

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