Jim Chiddix is a cable and technology industry veteran who spent fifteen years as CTO and chief engineer at Time Warner Cable. He and his team pioneered the use of optical fiber technology in cable systems, a transforming change in architecture that enabled two-way and streaming services, including video-on-demand and high-speed broadband access. Jim accepted a Technical Emmy Award for this work in 1994.
Jim also served as CEO at OpenTV Corp. in San Francisco, a provider of operating system and application software for video set-tops. Jim currently serves on the boards of telecom equipment maker Arris and 5G fixed-wireless service provider STARRY. He previously served on the boards of Virgin Media, Symmetricom and Dycom. Jim has also served on a number of other boards, including the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board at the National Research Council, and the boards at the Cable Center, the Society of Cable Television Engineers, N2Broadband, BigBand Networks, and CV-21 in Japan. Jim was inducted into the Cable Television Pioneers in 1991 and the Cable Hall of Fame in 2007.