Rick Howe provides consulting services to the video industry, specializing in the positioning (and re-positioning) of companies in the advanced television space, as well as providing business and product development services. He is a Cable Pioneer, class of 2011, having worked with both ATC and Showtime Networks in their formative years.
Rick is frequently called on by companies, from the very large to the very small, to organize and run custom in-house "workshops" to help senior management gain perspective on the rapid changes in the television space. His goal in these sessions is not to simply convey information; it is to create understanding of the nuances of this rapidly evolving business, so that the workshop participants can see through the screaming headlines about the business and concentrate on the underlying movements.
Rick also moderates and speak on industry panels, and writes a column, published by Tracy Swedlow's itvt.com newsletter, under the name "The iTV Doctor." He tries to provide his morning guests with a "good read" about the interactive television business, featuring the companies and the people who drive the business, and sometimes digging into a particular topic that appears to be a tipping point.