OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that Michael T Hayashi, former Time Warner Cable Executive Vice President, Architecture, Development & Engineering, has been appointed to its board of directors effective today.
“Mike is one of the most innovative and respected technology executives in our industry, and we're excited to have him join Espial’s board of directors," said Jaison Dolvane, CEO of Espial. "Mike’s insight, experience and industry knowledge will be invaluable to Espial's future plans."
“Espial has developed impressive solutions that enable network operators to create an immersive, personalized user experience for their subscribers,” said Mike Hayashi. “Their leadership and customer momentum around RDK is a key success ingredient for our industry in this critical time of growing competition. I'm excited to work with Jaison, Espial’s board, and the leadership team as they help major operators around the world launch compelling new video services.”
Honored with the Vanguard Award for Science & Technology in 2001, Hayashi led technology and development at Time Warner Cable (TWC) for over 20 years. His contributions include pioneering innovations in digital set-tops and client software, VOD, HD and DVRs. Prior to his retirement from TWC in March 2015, Hayashi oversaw all engineering development activities, including high speed Internet, digital phone, digital video and web development within Time Warner Cable. Most recently, Hayashi was instrumental in the formation of the RDK initiative, a joint venture of Comcast, TWC, and Liberty Global.
Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Hayashi was Vice President of Subscriber Video Products at Scientific-Atlanta (now Cisco) where he launched the earliest digital set-tops, on-screen program guides, and digital music services. He started his career at Pioneer Communications, playing a key role in Warner Cable’s Qube project.
Hayashi graduated from St. Joseph College (Yokohama, Japan) in 1974, earned a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in 1978, and an MBA from The Ohio State University in 1986.
More information about Espial solutions and services is available at www.espial.com.
About Espial (TSE: ESP)
With Espial, video service providers create responsive and engaging subscriber viewing experiences incorporating intuitive content discovery and instinctive navigation. Service providers achieve ‘Web-speed’ innovation with Espial’s flexible, open software leveraging RDK and HTML5 technologies. This provides competitive advantage through an immersive and personalized user experience, seamlessly blending advanced TV services with OTT content. With customers spanning six continents, Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and the UK, and sales/support offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
For more information, visit www.espial.com.