SCTE Hires Its First CTO


The Society of Cable
Telecommunications Engineers
— as part of an increased focus
on Internet-protocol networking
— has tapped broadband
expert Daniel Howard to be the
association’s first chief technology

Howard was CTO of Digital
Furnace, a startup that developed
software to boost DOCSIS
upstream capacity that was acquired
by Broadcom in
2000. He co-authored
CableLabs’ DOCSIS 1.1
and 2.0 specifications,
and at Broadcom was
a lead developer on the
company’s primary DOCSIS 3.0

Most recently, Howard was
CTO of VQLink, a developer of
digital video quality measurement
and monitoring technology.
Before that he was a broadband
systems architect with Motorola,
and prior to that was
CEO of interactive-TV
startup Quadrock Communications.

At SCTE, he will be responsible
initiatives focusing on
cable’s IP delivery that
will help the industry reduce
costs and optimize network
performance. Howard reports to
SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban.

“Daniel Howard is really leading
the ability to create IP-centric
content … to help define those areas
that we should support on an
ongoing basis,” Dzuban said.