Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Video Software & Solutions Group
Yvette Kanouff is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Service Provider Video Software and Solutions Group. In this role, she directs the strategy and development of Cisco's video software portfolio, which spans content security and encoding and streaming, including Videoscape offerings, conditional access, and services and delivery. Kanouff manages a global team of engineers, architects, product line managers, technical marketing engineers, and business development managers.
Kanouff brings more than 20 years of video experience to Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco in 2014, Kanouff served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering and Technology at Cablevision where she was responsible for the implementation of the company's strategic technology and critical engineering objectives, as well as identifying emerging technology opportunities. Previously she served as President of SeaChange, where she spearheaded its transition from a hardware company to a software company, while helping to move the industry toward web-centric, open standards–based solutions and architectures. In the role of Chief Strategy Officer for SeaChange, Kanouff secured the company's position as a leader in video on demand (VOD) as well as establishing the company's software division. She also was Time Warner Cable's Director of Interactive Technologies.
Kanouff received the National Cable and Television Association's 2014 Vanguard Award for Leadership in Science and Technology. She won an Emmy for her work on video-on-demand with SeaChange and holds several patents on VOD-related digital technologies. Broadcasting & Cable has named her one of the 11 most influential women in the television industry. CableFAX included her numerous times on its Top 100 Women list, named her the industry's "Top Techie" for 2011, and included her in its CableFAX "Digital Hot List" for 2012. Other accolades include the 2001 Multichannel News Wonder Woman award and the Woman in Technology award from the SCTE and Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT).
Outside of her responsibilities at Cisco, Kanouff is an executive member of WICT, a senior member of the SCTE, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Kanouff holds a master's degree in mathematics, with a focus on compression from the University of Central Florida.
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