“TV is broken. Well, not strictly speaking, but the way we interact with our TVs is terribly outdated…” — David Pierce, PC Magazine. The interfaces we have had to use to simply watch TV are not only outdated, they actually interfere with the way we access our content. Channels are irrelevant, multiple sources and remote controls are confusing, and grid-based guides that list lines and lines of disconnected programming numb your brain.
Join Thiru Arunachalam and Bala Krishnan, co-founders of Peel, for a discussion of the second screen interface and how it provides an opportunity to change the way we interact with television.
Thiru spends most of his time at Peel dreaming how to use technology to make people’s lives simpler. Before Peel, he was a management consultant at Booz & Co. (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton) building innovation and go- to-market strategy for consumer brands. Prior to that he was a product manager and an engineer building software products for Apple & HP. When he is not creating something cool with the peelers, he loves exploring food, fashion and culture. Thiru holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA from Wharton Business School.
Bala is a seasoned technology professional specializing in computer software algorithms and massively scalable and parallel computing systems. Before co-founding Peel, Bala was part of the advanced technology group at Magma Design Automation, where he worked on the company’s flagship Place and Route tools.
Bala co-founded Peel along with Thiru, and he leads the technology and product visions for the company.