Chutes & Ladders: ICTV nabs ex-MicrosoftTV director as CTO

Don Gordon joins Silicon Valley-based ICTV as its CTO and Senior VP of Engineering. ICTV creates HeadendWare, a delivery and distribution platform of interactive TV programming. Most recently Gordon was director of software architectures for Microsoft TV and played a part in the selection of Microsoft TV as the software platform for Verizon's FIOS TV service. Gordon has 26 patents to his name dealing with MPEG video and network-based interactive services.

For more on this:
- read ICTV's press release

PLUS: Envivio appointed Alain Fernando-Santana as its chief marketing officer as it expands its solutions for IPTV, mobile, enterprise and broadcast service providers. Prior to joining Envivio, Fernando-Santana was the CEO of Netcentrex  in the Americas region. Release

ALSO: Ali Taslimi joined Coaxsys as VP of corporate development IPTV and multimedia networking. Taslimi has been with AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent, Alcatel and Occam Networks. Release

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