Better to Reign in Hell than Serve…in Hell!

I was responding to a colleague from my time at Current TV last week. He had forwarded me an email from a recruiter and from the description it was pretty clear that it was a job at Direct TV. Now, I have nothing against Direct TV but really, I think I am through working for large…

My Reboot: Ageism, Career and Gender

This post is about me. I usually talk about media and technology in this blog but at this point, I felt that it was useful for my readers to set to talk a little about me and what I am doing at this stage of my life. I am now 51. Despite my background and…

A new pipeline makes no sense.

TransCanada’s “Energy East” pipeline is a project estimated at $15 billion dollars that would convert an existing natural gas pipeline to one that carry oil and adding new sections for a total of 4 600 KM. The pipeline would run between the Canadian provinces of Alberta to New Brunswick. That would link the tar oil rich western…

NAB 2015: So, you really wanted IP?

I arrived in Las Vegas for this year edition of the NAB Show and it’s been so busy that I haven’t had time to write a blog post until now, midway to Monday… and even so, I am doing it because I need to recharge my phone. iPhone are useful but when you make full…

Air travel: A better experience through technology

I have travelled a lot on airplanes and in the last decade, it became an horrible experience, one that I was dreading everytime. Lines at check-in, security, custom and immigration, packed airplanes, no legroom, runway delays, no food… you get the idea. So much that I would prefer to drive whenever I can reach a…

TV5 Monde hacking: First but not last

By now I am sure you heard about “TV5 Monde” TV networks being hacked and put off the air. While there has been quite a few media web site being hacked, this was the first time that the traditional satellite based linear TV was putted down. Having built and operated TV networks and having developed…

HR: Seeing employees as building blocks

This reflection came to me recently as I have been considering contract work and regular jobs and doing some interviews in the process. There has been clearly changes in the last decade or two in terms of how you look for talent, how you recruit them and how they fit in the organization. In many…

2020 The End Of Television

I have written a book! Well, almost. In the fall of 2013, I set out to write a book about the future of television and how it would evolve in the next few years. I wrote and formatted most of it. However, english is not my native language and before publishing it, I wanted a…

NAB 2014: The year everything changed

I have been back from NAB 2014 in Las Vegas for a week now and I am still a bit overwhelm. This is strange for me as I had became a bit blasé by those trade shows through the years. Usually, progress is incremental and doesn’t change things fundamentally. There have been time when you…