Cainkade names Eric Elia President

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Cainkade adds former Brightcove and Comcast executive to management team and expands lines of business with new video practice.

As the set-top box becomes an app, there is a great opportunity today to shape tomorrow’s viewer experiences.

Cainkade, a New York-based software design and development firm, today announced the appointment of Eric Elia as president of the company. Elia comes to Cainkade after more than seven years at Brightcove, a leading provider of cloud content services, where he held a variety of positions.

At Brightcove, Elia led the well-regarded user experience practice from the company founding through its first four years, including the look and feel of all backend and consumer-facing user interfaces. In addition, he founded and ran the in-house professional services team for several years, and most recently led the TV solutions practice. Previously, Elia led the design and development of the online service Comcast, where he worked with some of the Cainkade team; and before that, at @Home Network, led the creation of one of the first broadband video experiences.

“As the set-top box becomes an app, there is a great opportunity today to shape tomorrow’s viewer experiences. Eric brings a great track record of innovation to Cainkade. He’s been involved with pioneering work in digital media throughout his career, and will help Cainkade quickly expand our TV and video practices,” said Jeremy Landis, founder and Chief Technologist of Cainkade.

“We will see more innovation in TV and media in the next three years than we’ve seen in the previous twenty. The intersection of media and mobile, combined with new devices, opens up amazing opportunities for Cainkade to innovate around user experience,” said Elia. “On a personal note, I am delighted to reunite with Jeremy Landis and members of the Cainkade team. I’m very proud of the work we did together at Comcast.”

Cainkade will add a new video practice this year, with an emphasis on multi-screen viewer experiences and support for the most popular online video platforms. In particular, the company will focus on video experiences that span iPad, smart TV, game devices, and mobile.

About Cainkade

Cainkade is a mobile, web and device design and development firm with offices in New York and San Francisco. The company specializes in beautiful and usable consumer experiences for leading media and healthcare companies. Clients include Comcast, The Daily Beast, Interview Magazine, and Showtime.

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