Daniel Howard, the CTO of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers since 2010, has been appointed to the new staff position of SCTE Fellow.
In his new role, Howard will focus on the organization’s recently introduced International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) training brand, and corporate and individual members to “operationalize forward-looking new technologies.” Howard will also look to drive alignment between SCTE/ISBE and CableLabs in areas such as wireless, cybersecurity, DOCSIS 3.1, and the SCTE Energy 2020 program.
Exton, Pa.-based SCTE said it has begun a search for a new CTO. Howard will continue to oversee SCTE Standards, the SCTE Engineering Committee, and Professional Development, until a successor is selected.
“Daniel’s tireless commitment has been essential in increasing the value of SCTE and ISBE around the world,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE and ISBE, in a statement. “As cable paves the road to future success with new technologies, our ability to focus Daniel’s unparalleled engineering expertise on key needs will continue to drive success for SCTE, ISBE and the industry at large.”
“When it comes to scope and impact, we’re in a ‘Golden Era’ of television and telecommunications innovation,” added Howard, an industry vet and DOCSIS engineering pioneer who was also a co-founder of Digital Furnace, a company acquired by Broadcom in 2000 that focused on enhancing cable’s upstream broadband capabilities. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work more closely with my peers in the industry to spur mass adoption of the technologies that can transform the cable landscape.”