Very simply put, this platform allows NCTC's Members (Cable Operators) to deploy a white-labeled version of TiVo called VU-IT at a dramatically reduced cost. Providing those Cable Operators with a way to make revenue on their video product while reducing the risk to losing a customer whose only video consumption is a traditional QAM signal.
This Federated solution to allow cable companies to provide “Over the Top” services with integrated traditional cable services. It is a unified solution that links multiple companies to a single platform which communicates to TiVo.
Presentation I gave to 8 newly launched Cable Operators to the platform in Tacoma, WA. Audience was about 50 people and included roles such as Warehouse Technician, Installer, Developers, Operations Managers, and Executive Sponsors.
- Tim Smith - CEO at Digital Beam
- Sean Braun - VP of Program Management at Digital Beam
- Jon Radloff - VP of Video Solutions at NCTC
- Federated Middleware platform that unifies Cable Operators Billing Systems with TiVo Provisioning APIs for a fraction of the costs of a direct agreement with TiVo.
- Lead all facets of the program including operations, support, and integration, as well as, developed multiple customer-facing portals (B2C, B2B)
- Responsible for all mobile applications and mobile store submissions (iOS & Android)
- Part of the NCTC team which presented initial business case and value proposition to executive level staff.
- Principally responsible for all aspects of the Platform. Including new business, vetting new features, partner integration, customer integration, operational uptime, SOW engagements, sale engineering role, all budget activities.
- Directly involved with enforcing integrity of financial model per Board of Directors. Includes reporting / quoting costs related to integraiton, operation support, adhoc support, etc.
- I have been involved in this project since the inception
- PreLaunch Phase – I was part of the initial team which built the platform, defined requirements, integrated Operations. This team consisted of a mix of NCTC Resources and Consulting Resources. I coded a number of customer facing tools and integrations during this phase.
- Go-Live Early Phase – I supported the integration and launch of new customers, on site integration testing, sale engineering role, large scale presentations & training, writing / enforcing SOW, and definition of SOP.
- Go-Live Mature Phase – I retain full oversight of the platform to date. Hired and trained permanent resources to support the platform. All technical resources report to me and I serve in a management and leadership role. I regularly report to NCTC Executive level with set KPIs
- My team is responsible for the Operation UpTime of this platform to support +40 Member Cable Companies