Computing That Serves

Career Seminar: Television over the Internet


Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 12:00pm


Drew Major
Co-founder of Novell, President and CEO of Move Networks

This seminar will give students insights into the problems and challenges of providing television over the internet and IPTV.  The seminar will also help students see the roles that technology does and does not play in this market.


Drew Major founded Move in 2000 and has been Chairman of the Board ever since. Drew is an industry-leading innovator in television over the internet and IPTV. 

Drew was one of the founders of Novell and the lead architect and developer of NetWare for over 15 years. In 1981 Drew and his partners saw the value in enabling PCs to share files and other resources via local area networks (LAN). By 1991 NetWare was the “killer app” that was driving PC and most LAN deployments.

Drew left Novell in 2003 and has continued to be a passionate developer of high performance networking software. In 2002 Drew and Paul Sherer (ex-3Com CTO responsible for Ethernet’s success) founded Arroyo Video Solutions. Arroyo builds high performance video servers for the cable industry and telcos. Arroyo was purchased in 2006 by Cisco Systems, where Drew currently works as a Cisco Fellow.

In 1995 BYTE magazine named Drew one of the 20 Most Influential People for the previous 20 years of the computer industry. He was inducted into the National Computer Industry Hall of Fame in 1999 and into the Utah Technology Hall of Fame in 2005.

Drew received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1980, graduating with high honors in mathematics and computer science.