Steve Necessary

EVP, Product Development & Management

Cox Communications

Steve Necessary is executive vice president of product development and management for Cox Communications. He directs new development and lifecycle management for all products across residential and business portfolios.

Previously Steve served as vice president of video product strategy, development and management and oversaw the conception, development and deployment of new video products, including the company’s flagship Contour service.

Prior to joining Cox in January, 2005, Steve served as president of the Video on Demand Division of Concurrent Computer Corporation. Previously, he spent more than 15 years with Scientific Atlanta and held several senior management positions in marketing and general management before becoming CEO of the company's PowerTV software subsidiary. He also spent 5 years with Antec (now Arris) as president of their products group.

He is a member of Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and Cable Pioneers. He is an emeritus member of the board of the Atlanta Ballet and Christians in Cable and is active in Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.

Steve received a bachelor's degree in Engineering Economic Systems with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. Steve is married to the former Debbie Ragla and has three daughters and two grandchildren.


1:00PM - 2:00PM Tuesday, May 17, 2016