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Rovi chooses Omar Javaid to help lead Discovery

Rovi have announced that Omar Javaid has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Discovery, based out of Rovi’s corporate headquarters in Santa Clara.

As head of the newly created Discovery business group, Javaid is responsible for Rovi’s discovery product offerings from concept to customer delivery and oversees multiple areas across the group – from engineering, architecture and user experience to product lifecycle management (PLM), program management and product marketing.

“With extensive experience in managing large scale, cloud infrastructure initiatives, Omar will bring industry best practices and proven approaches to help expedite our transition to Internet Protocol-based solutions for multiscreen guidance and discovery,” says John Burke, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Rovi. “The diverse skill set and expertise that he brings to this new role will help us streamline our efforts across multiple company functions, foster collaboration and centralize our product initiatives in entertainment discovery as we bring new innovations to life.”

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