Jim Barton
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    Jim Barton is the driving force behind TiVo. He develops the technical vision of the products and services, and is an expert in software and digital video streaming technology.

    Prior to co-founding TiVo, Jim was President and CEO of Network Age Software, Inc., a company he founded to develop software products targeted at managed electronic distribution. The concepts he developed at Network Age form the foundation of the TiVo Personal TV Service. 

    Jim began his executive career at SGI, holding a position as Vice President and General Manager of the Systems Software Division, and continued with executive roles in both operational management and R&D organizations within the company. While at SGI, he became the lead system software architect of the Full Service Network in Orlando, Florida, in which he worked to develop the only large-scale interactive television system to be put into operational service. He also served as CTO of Interactive Digital Solutions Company, a joint venture of Silicon Graphics and AT&T Network Systems created to develop interactive television systems. 

    Prior to joining SGI, Jim held technical and management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Bell laboratories in the areas of operating system and networking technology and product development. Jim holds a B.S.E.E. and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

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