Former TWC engineering exec Helms joins Alticast

Set-top and multiscreen technology developer Alticast announced Monday the hiring of former Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) engineering executive Bill Helms as chief architect and senior VP of technology.

The cable industry veteran, who has more than 30 patents to his name, will report to Alticast CTO John Carlucci, another former TWC executive hired away by 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," said Carlucci, in a statement. "Bill's technical and business expertise, especially when it comes to understanding complex consumer, technology and operator trends, makes him an excellent addition to the Alticast team where we continue to pioneer industry-leading solutions."

Serving as VP of subscriber engineering and technology at TWC, Helms led the company's specification and development efforts for the TWC video product line. He also oversaw the entire development process for the video, data and telephony equipment used by TWC subscribers.

Helms led internal engineering teams responsible for the launch and integration of the TWC navigation application into more than 10 million set-tops. He was also the lead technical representative on the Downloadable Conditional Access System (DCAS) joint efforts with Comcast and Cox Communications.

For more:
- read this press release
- read this Multichannel News story

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