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Phil McKinney

President & CEO at CableLabs


Author, speaker and innovation guru, Phil McKinney is the current president and CEO at CableLabs. In this capacity he heads the research and development organization responsible for charting the course for technology and innovation in the cable industry.   

Prior to joining CableLabs, McKinney has held technology and innovation leadership positions in a number of major companies, including serving as the vice president and chief technology officer for Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group, where he was responsible for long-range strategic planning and research and development for all of the company's PC product lines. He has also served as Senior Vice President and CIO at Teligent, and Director at CSC.

In February 2012, McKinney published his first book, "Beyond The Obvious," a practical guide to consistently generating innovation. McKinney also writes a column for Forbes called "The Objective," hosts a popular "Killer Innovations" podcast that CIO Insight has called "a must listen," and tweets from his @philmckinney handle. He has been profiled or had his work on innovation written about in media outlets, including Vanity Fair, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Laptop Magazine named him as one of the "25 Most Influential People in Mobile Tech" in 2010.

McKinney serves on the board of directors for The Computer History Museum and also serves on the advisory board for Hacking Autism, a group focused on developing technologies for autistic children.

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