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Joel Hassell

Joel has over 30 years of experience in technology companies with 17 years of experience in the telecommunications and cable television industries. Throughout his career Joel has worked with several of the major set-top box manufacturers worldwide in software development, integration, network engineering and deployment of set-tops and network systems including PACE, Thomson, Philips, Motorola, and Scientific-Atlanta. Prior to being appointed CEO of Canoe in February, 2012, Joel served as Canoe’s CTO. Before joining Canoe, Joel was the founder and CTO of DigiForge, LLC, a digital television development and professional services firm which was acquired by Rovi Corporation in June, 2011. Prior to DigiForge, Joel was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of OpenTV’s Americas Division where he led several major satellite, cable and telco deployments, including Emmy award-winning technology projects.