Alticast hires TWC veteran as chief architect
Michelle Clancy
Media delivery specialist Alticast has hired Bill Helms as chief architect and senior vice president of technology.

A cable industry veteran with more than 30 patents to his name, Helms brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help Alticast continue innovating new products and applications for delivering increasingly interactive, multiscreen TV everywhere services.

Helms joins Alticast from Time Warner Cable (TWC) where he spent more than a decade as the operator's vice president of subscriber engineering and technology. At TWC, Helms was responsible for leading the specification and development efforts of architecture, applications and services for the company's video product line as well as overseeing the entire development process of the equipment used by TWC subscribers. He led the internal engineering teams responsible for the launch and integration of the TWC navigation application into over ten million STBs and was also the lead technical representative on the downloadable conditional access system (DCAS) joint efforts with Comcast and Cox Communications.

Prior to his tenure at TWC, Helms held numerous technical positions with Scientific-Atlanta, DiviCom and Harmonic.

"Over his 20-plus year career, Bill has earned a well deserved reputation in the industry as a leader who can innovate and solve problems across the video service provider and supplier community," said John Carlucci, CTO for Alticast. "Bill's technical and business expertise, especially when it comes to understanding complex consumer, technology and operator trends, makes him an excellent addition to the Alticast team where we continue to pioneer industry-leading solutions."