NewCloud Executive Board

Phil McKinney


CEO, CableLabs

Author, speaker and innovation guru, Phil McKinney heads the cable industry’s research and development organization responsible for the delivery of new technologies, specifications, and best practices, while charting the course for future technology and innovation.

Prior to joining CableLabs, Phil 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 the company’s PC product lines. In addition, Phil was founder and leader of HP’s Innovation Program Office (IPO). The IPO was chartered to identify, incubate and launch adjacent and fundamentally new technologies, products and services that would become the future growth engines for HP. He has also served as Senior Vice President and CIO at Teligent, and Director at CSC.

Recently (February 2012), Phil released his first book on innovation and personal creativity titled Beyond The Obvious, published by Hyperion. The book is available in hardcover, digital and audio formats. The book will soon be available in Russian, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean and Japanese.

Phil McKinney serves on the Advisory Board for Hacking Autism, Board of Directors for The Computer History Museum and Executive Board of the Santa Clara County Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

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