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Ranga Muvavarirwa

MIDS Student

Focus

Applying data analytic approaches to the development and (performance) evaluation of software-based products. Social graphs and two-way dialogue at scale.

Specialization

Consulting
Product Management

Biography

On April 1st 2017, I founded Wonai – a very early stage company that is currently operating in stealth mode. Wonai is a word from the "Shona" language and it means "Watch" or "See". Wonai is about aggregating and amplifying the communal digital voice – a voice that is typically abbreviated as hashtags and one-way. 

 

Prior to Wonai, I was VP of Product Development at Charter Communications -- where I was responsible for defining the long-term vision and strategy for the capabilities of the platforms (Search & Discovery, VOD, cDVR and Video Delivery) that power our video services. More specifically, the role focused on driving alignment on video product vision and initiatives across the architecture, engineering and operations organizations; as well as the orchestration of development for these video platform capabilities.  

 

Prior to my role at Charter, I led a talented team of software engineers and technical product managers that is responsible for the development of next generation client applications for Time Warner Cable (acquired by Charter Communications in 2016). These applications, which run on next generation leased devices (IPSTBs), also extend navigation, search, discovery, consumption and control to and consumer owned devices (including smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs and gaming consoles).

 

Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, I was Director of Product Planning and Development at Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) where I worked with a multi-disciplinary team of product owners, managers and software architects to coordinate and execute on CIM’s cross-platform product development strategy. I briefly led CIM’s architecture team as well.

 

Prior to joining Comcast, I was a Product Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where I was responsible for the development of tools for their managed services portfolio – in addition to providing consulting services on service provider, content distribution, data-center and enterprise networks.

 

I also spent five years helping the UN design, deploy and manage regional area networks and messaging systems in the Former Yugoslavia; as well as across the African continent.

 

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University as well as an MBA from the Wharton School.

 

My fiancée’ and I live in Denver, Colorado. I enjoys swimming, cycling and (surprisingly)!

Last updated:

November 19, 2017