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Paddy Rao

DISH Network
Senior Vice President Technology and Strategy
As Senior Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Paddy is focused on
leveraging assets from across DISH to deliver new technologies and experiences
for our customers, and improving product quality and process efficiencies.
Previously, Paddy was responsible for SLING TV’s Engineering and Operations
teams, and was instrumental in leading the technology efforts to improve
SLING’s service quality, including delivering a full refresh of the SLING user
experience.
Before DISH, Paddy served as Vice President of Set-Top Box Engineering for
Thomson, where he serviced pay-TV operators across four continents. Prior to, he
was the CEO of a Silicon Valley startup funded by Grundig and Intel Capital.
Paddy started his career as a Staff Scientist at Compression Labs, a pioneer in
video compression.
Paddy received a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology,
Delhi, and holds a Master’s in Computer and Systems Engineering, and PH.D. in
Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has also been
granted more than 45 patents in the fields of video compression, networking,
wireless location technologies and mobile multimedia.