is president and CEO at , a non-profit research & development lab funded by the global cable industry. McKinney leads the development of technologies and specifications for the secure delivery of high-speed data, video, voice and next-generation services. He oversees testing, certification facilities and guides the technical leadership for the industry, charting the course for future technology and innovation.
During his career, McKinney has held leadership positions in major companies including serving as vice president and CTO for ’s Personal Systems Group. There, he was responsible for long-range strategic planning and R&D for the company’s PC product lines. In addition, he founded and led HP’s Innovation Program Office (IPO), a nationally recognized incubator for new HP technologies, products and services. McKinney also served as senior vice president and CIO at and as a director at .
Author, speaker and innovation guru, McKinney shares his rule-breaking approach to innovation and creativity in his book “” He has been recognized by , , , and other media outlets for his industry contributions. In 2015, his podcast, , became nationally syndicated and carried by more than 30 radio stations. In 2017, named McKinney an Innovation Laureate in recognition of his role as a key influencer in mentoring, teaching and motivating the next generation of cable industry leaders.
McKinney serves on the advisory board for , he is chairman of the board for Pioneer Education Africa, and oversees the Techtrend Group, which invests in entrepreneurs in developing countries to create jobs that fuel economic growth.
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