Advocates

Margret Schmidt

VP of Design & Engineering, Chief Design Officer at TiVo

Solve the right problem. Don't start with a product definition - articulate the goals and let the design team find the solution

Margret Schmidt is TiVo’s Chief Design Officer, and Vice President of Design & Engineering. She is responsible for the design and development of all domestic and international TiVo products. Margret has been with TiVo since 2001.

Margret holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. She has a 2006 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television, and was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable (Top Women in Technology) in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 by CableFAX Magazine. She is a 2013 YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Honoree, and one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence 2013. Margret is an invited speaker on design culture & process, and TV user experience. She holds 4 patents.