chief architect and tech veep
roomfield-based Alticast, makers of multi-screen technology and TV set-top software, has hired Bill Helms as its new Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Technology.
Helms, formerly the Vice President of Subscriber Engineering and Technology for Time Warner Cable, is a veteran in the cable industry, with more than 30 patents to his name. He will report to CTO John Carlucci, another former TWC executive who joined Alticast in 2012.
"Over his 20-plus year career, Bill has earned a well-deserved reputation in the industry as a leader who can innovate and solve problems across the video service provider and supplier community," says Carlucci.
At TWC, Helms led the development of applications and services for the company's video product line, as well as development of video, data and telephony equipment. Before TWC, Helms worked for Scientific-Atlanta, DiviCom and Harmonic.
Alticast is headquartered in Seoul, with a major office in Broomfield. The company develops software and offers services to enhance TV interactivity, including set-top and multiscreen technology.
Helms is expected to help develop new products and apps for interactive, multiscreen, and TV Everywhere services. At TWC, he led engineering teams responsible for the launch and integration of the cable operator’s navigation application into over 10 million set-top boxes.
Earlier this year, Alticast introduced HDMI Media Express, its new “set-top box on a stick” product, at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The size and shape of a USB thumb drive, it delivers on-demand programing to any TV or other HDMI-capable consumer device via the cloud or a home network.
The device was a finalist for best new cable product in industry website LightReading’s Leading Lights 2014 Awards.