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Rovi Hires Omar Javaid as Senior Vice President of Discovery
|By Business Wire
|July 23, 2014 08:30 AM EDT
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI), a global leader in entertainment
discovery, today announced that Omar Javaid has joined the company as
senior vice president of Discovery, based out of Rovi’s corporate
headquarters in Santa Clara. As head of the newly created Discovery
business group, Mr. 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. He reports directly to John Burke, Rovi’s executive vice
president and chief operating officer.
“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 multiscreen guidance and discovery,” said John Burke,
executive vice president and chief operating officer, Rovi. “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 Corporation, Mr. 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 successfully 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, a world
leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies; 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 Mr. 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.”
In 1981, Rovi revolutionized TV viewing with the introduction of the
on-screen program guide. The company continues to drive innovation
around guides, going beyond the presentation of simple programming
information with the introduction of rich images and editorial content
on TV shows, movies, celebrities, and more; the inclusion of relevant
social media; and by enabling the streamlined navigation of
entertainment across linear broadcast, personal recordings, over-the-top
entertainment platforms as well as video-on-demand offerings. Unveiled
earlier this year, Rovi Connected Guide is a next-generation,
cloud-based offering designed to provide a simple path for service
providers to progressively and cost-effectively transition a diverse
subscriber base to dynamic, web-based discovery experiences. To learn
more about Rovi Discovery solutions, visit: http://www.rovicorp.com/products-and-solutions/products/guides.html.
Mr. Javaid brings more than 20 years of experience creating and
launching award-winning telecommunications, media and web products. He
holds degrees in chemistry and cellular and molecular biology from the
University of Michigan, and executive education at Harvard Business
School and Stanford University.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience.
The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to
drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global
basis. With a new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and
emerging solutions for interactive advertising and audience analytics,
Rovi is enabling premier brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive
consumer satisfaction and create a better entertainment experience
across multiple screens. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending
patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Discover more about Rovi at rovicorp.com.
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