Margret Schmidt, Chief Design Officer and Vice President of Design & Engineering, TiVo

Margret Schmidt photoMargret Schmidt is TiVo's Chief Design Officer, and Vice President of Design & Engineering.  She is responsible for the design and development of all domestic and international TiVo products, including DVR and set-top box software, mobile and web apps, and the TiVo Service.  Margret has been with TiVo since 2001. Margret holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley.  She has a 2006 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television, and was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable (Top Women in CableTech list) in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by CableFAX Magazine.  She is a 2013 YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Honoree, and one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's Women of Influence 2013.  Margret is an invited speaker on design culture & process, and TV user experience.  You can follow her at @tivodesign<http://twitter.com/tivodesign>.

Margret's favorite shows are Bones, Revenge, Army Wives, and The Amazing Race.