I'm excited to be hosting a one-on-one interview with Roku's CEO and founder Anthony Wood at NATPE in Miami next Monday, Jan. 28th. Anthony is one of the true visionaries in the online video / connected TV device world.
Among the topics on my list to discuss with him are Roku TV (launched with Hisense and TCL at CES last week), how Roku owners actually use the device since there are now over 1,200 channels to choose from, the status of Roku's work with pay-TV operators and whether transactional VOD will play a bigger part in Roku's future. I'm sure we'll also discuss larger industry trends like cord-cutting, the connected TV device landscape, Smart TVs, TV Everywhere and the role of mobile devices.
That's a long list, but what do YOU think I should ask him? Send me suggestions via email or leave a comment!
Overall NATPE is shaping up to be a great few days of sessions with industry leaders. One session that's on my radar in particular is the keynote interview with Twitter's head of TV Fred Graver and Managing Director, Global Brand and Agency Strategy Jean-Philippe Maheu, hosted by Lauren Zalaznick. The session will focus on how the advertising ecosystem can leverage Twitter's engaged audience. I especially want to hear more about See It, the collaboration Twitter launched with Comcast last year.
If you're attending NATPE, ping me and let's meet up!