Otto joined Acendre as CEO in 2019 after serving as one of the company’s Independent Directors. Previously, Otto was EVP and CTO at CA Technologies where he was responsible for Operation Tensor, a three-year, company-wide business transformation initiative aimed at shifting the majority of the company’s revenues to a subscription-based model. Prior to CA Technologies, Otto was the EVP and CTO for HBO where he spearheaded the company’s digital transformation and was responsible for the development of the HBO GO platform. Before joining HBO, Otto had an 18-year career at Microsoft where, in addition to co-founding Xbox, he drove groundbreaking hardware and software innovation in computer graphics, home entertainment, mobile devices, and cloud services. Otto received a BA in Physics with a minor in Music Performance from Middlebury College and an MS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont where he is currently a trustee. Otto also serves as an advisor to Airtime and CoLabs.
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