Alticast hires former TWC engineer Helms
Multi-screen vendor Alticast announced today that it had hired former Time Warner Cable engineer Bill Helms as the company’s chief architect and senior vice president of technology.
In his new job, Helms reports to Alticast chief technical officer John Carlucci, whose cable career also included a stop at Time Warner Cable.
Helms spent over a decade as Time Warner Cable’s vice president of subscriber engineering and technology. While at Time Warner Cable, he was responsible for leading the specification and development efforts of architecture, applications and services for the company’s video product line as well as overseeing the entire development process of the equipment used by the cable operator’s triple-play subscribers.
Also at Time Warner Cable, Helms led the internal engineering teams responsible for the launch and integration of the cable operator’s navigation application into over 10 million set-top boxes and was the lead technical representative on the downloadable conditional access system (DCAS) joint efforts with Comcast and Cox Communications.
“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,” Carlucci said. “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.”
Prior to Time Warner Cable, Helms held numerous technical positions with Scientific-Atlanta, DiviCom and Harmonic.
Seoul, South Korea-based Alticast, which has an office in Broomfield, Colo., offers set-top box software, CAS/DRM, Smart UI/UX and Cloud Server, based on non-proprietary software such as HTML5, RDK and GEM.