So on this page, we thought it'd be nice to name-check the folks we regarded highly, but ultimately left out for one reason or another. Oh, and to add a bit of fun (and for the sake of brevity), we listed our reason for leaving out each exec using the Twitter standard of about 140 characters.
In no particular order, a hearty pat on the back to the "nearly, but not quite" folks:
- Cablevision's Tom Rutledge: He took the programmers to the mat (and won) over an ambitious RS-DVR project. Now where's the big launch?
- Time Warner Cable's Peter Stern: Stern's beating the 'TV Everywhere' drum, but it's not really everywhere, is it?
- Comcast's Amy Banse: Banse has helped get Comcast's TV Everywhere service going. But outside of that pond, we found some much bigger fish.
- Comcast's Cathy Avgiris: Avgiris will one day mesh the MSO's wired and wireless plays. That day hasn't come yet, to say the least.
- Verizon's Anthony Lewis: The open mobile push isn't a worldwide winner yet. We bet it'll take off in an LTE world.
- Motorola's Sanjay Jha: The Droid army shook Moto out of a RAZR hangover. But more is needed to revive the Moto Mobility culture.
- CenturyLink's Glen Post: Glen Post could be creating a major new US telecom player, but he seems determined to do it quietly, so mum's the word.
- Huawei's Matt Bross: As Huawei CTO, Bross had to be considered. But he's gone into hibernation. So while he might be shaking, he's not moving too much.
- Metaswitch's Kevin DeNuccio: DeNuccio has grand plans to make Metaswitch a major player. We've seen some progress so far, but it's debatable if we'll see any seismic shifts.
- Alcatel-Lucent's Basil Alwan: Basil still gets top marks, but we've given him his due. We'll be likely to say some more when we've seen something new.
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