S3 Group announced that it has appointed former Rogers Communications executive Dermot O’Carroll to its board of directors.
“We are very pleased to have Dermot join our board. Dermot’s extensive industry knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to us in deepening our understanding of our customers’ needs and delivering value to our target markets. Dermot has unique insights into the challenges faced by MSOs and premium content providers worldwide and he will make a major contribution to our solutions and strategy development,” said S3 Group CEO John O’Brien.
O’Carroll spent 17 years at Rogers Communications before retiring last year. As senior vice president of network engineering and operations, he was responsible for technology, planning, engineering and operations of the company’s cable and wireless access networks and for the integrated IP and transport networks.
O’Carroll also oversaw the rebuild of the entire cable network and the introduction of new technologies such as Internet over cable, interactive digital television, VOD, digital phone service using PacketCable architecture and switched digital video. Prior to joining Rogers, O’Carroll worked with Unitel Communications and Bell Canada.
Dublin, Ireland-based S3 Group is a multinational technology company that makes products and professional services for the digital TV, semiconductor and telehealth industries. In its digital TV business, S3 Group specializes on the end-to-end delivery of multi-screen video to digital TV programmers, operators, component vendors and managed service providers.