VIZIO VP of Engineering Marcus Apitz Talks Tech
Q: What is your specific role at VIZIO?
A: My team is responsible for putting in place the hardware and software technologies that enable our product roadmap. That means developing, reviewing and testing technical designs with teams located in the U.S. and in lots of other locations overseas.
Q: What would be the most successful outcome of your work, and what impact would it have on how we live?
A: I want to fundamentally change the way we gain access to information and entertainment and the role that consumer electronics play in making that happen seamlessly. With ever more computational power and access to connectivity between products, the way we communicate, work, and play and how we interact with and between devices will fundamentally change rapidly.
Q: What about this project is important to you personally? What is the very best part of your job – when do you feel the most satisfaction?
A: Change only happens when you are willing to challenge preconceived notions. I live for those moments when I’m part of a small group of dedicated, smart, individuals who collaborate and riff off one another. The best moments are when I can put forth a new solution to a hard problem, or even better, when someone else comes up with an unexpected solution that challenges or extends an idea I had.
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