Smart video surveillance camera company, Dropcam, has hired Andy Hodge, who worked on Apple’s original iPod with Tony Fadell, to lead product and hardware strategies. Hodge spoke with Re/code in an interview and said that he was skeptical in having an Internet-connected camera in his home. But, due to Dropcam’s intelligent image processing and notification, he decided to go for it. According to Hodge,

There's a real opportunity not just to see your house but to notice something happened. You can take sensors and compute, and there's a chance to make genuinely smart products.
Hodge worked at Apple for 10 years as the iPod group’s product lead, before taking the role of VP Hardware and Strategy at Dropcam. He left the company in 2010 and worked 18 months in a division for Microsoft, which has yet to release a product. But Hodge has said that working at Dropcam has brought back the fast-paced style of operation where there is minimal time between down time and developing and shipping a product. It has been noted that Hodge holds over 50 patents, including properties assigned to Apple like an e-wallet.

Source: Re/code