Rovi has tabbed Omar Javaid as its senior vice president of discovery.
As head of the newly created discovery business group, Javaid is responsible for Rovi’s discovery product offerings from concept to customer delivery and oversees multiple areas across the group – from engineering, architecture and user experience to product lifecycle management (PLM), program management and product marketing.
Based out of Rovi’s headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., he reports directly to executive vice president and chief operating officer John Burke.
“With extensive experience in managing large scale, cloud infrastructure initiatives, Omar will bring industry best practices and proven approaches to help expedite our transition to Internet Protocol-based solutions for multi-screen guidance and discovery,” said Burke. “The diverse skill set and expertise that he brings to this new role will help us streamline our efforts across multiple company functions, foster collaboration and centralize our product initiatives in entertainment discovery as we bring new innovations to life.”
Prior to joining Rovi, Javaid worked at Hewlett-Packard as vice president and general manager, commercial mobility where he led mobile computing efforts focusing on enterprise software and services.
Prior to HP, he was the vice president of product management at Motorola Mobility where he managed and launched hardware and also led Motorola’s software, cloud services and media strategy initiatives. His previous positions included senior roles at BBO Global, a Palo Alto-based product development and venture incubator; Qualcomm; and Mobilocity, a boutique software and services firm that was acquired by Wireless Knowledge, a Qualcomm company.
“The service provider industry is undergoing great technological transformations and we see a significant opportunity to help our customers in this space address the need for a contextually-relevant, personalized experience for their subscribers,” said Javaid. “I look forward to helping Rovi, a company with a rich history of enabling services that consumers interact with daily, reshape the market and push the boundaries of entertainment discovery innovation.”