INovo Broadband Inc., an Atlanta-based start-up specializing in service provider-centric customer premises equipment (CPE), announced that cable industry veteran Michael Harney has joined the company as CEO.
“No one is more qualified to lead us than Michael,” said Jack Miller, iNovo’s co-founder and COO. “The addition of a senior executive with his record of success is a significant milestone for our organization.”
Harney recently led Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group and was responsible for nearly $3 billion in annual revenues from set-top boxes, voice and data terminals, media distribution systems, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) devices. At Scientific-Atlanta, acquired in 2006, Michael was senior vice president and president of subscriber networks group, a division he helped build as an engineer, technical leader and finally as president. Innovations brought forth under his stewardship include video on-demand (VOD), digital video recorders (DVRs), HDTV, high-speed data and integrated triple play (voice, video and data) platforms.
“Bringing new technologies to market successfully demands an intimate understanding of the installed base,” Harney said.
He said iNovo’s core technical group made substantial contributions to nearly every major breakthrough in the digital era.