Technetix appoints Cisco's John Chapman to strategic advisory board. Chapman, a DOCSIS pioneer, is currently CTO of broadband and a fellow at Cisco. #pressrelease

Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor

February 6, 2023

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ALBOURNE, U.K. – Technetix Group Ltd (Albourne, UK), the leading global broadband technology provider, is pleased to announce that John Chapman has joined its Strategic Advisory Board. John Chapman is currently CTO Broadband and Fellow at Cisco. He is a senior executive with decades of experience of leadership, strategy, innovation, and execution. John co-founded the cable business unit at Cisco as an internal startup. Under John's vision, technology leadership, and execution, the unit grew to a $1B business, making it the most successful internal startup ever at Cisco.

John Chapman said "I am thrilled that I have been invited to join the Strategic Advisory Board advising the Technetix leadership team. Technetix has a history of innovative solutions for networks across the globe and producing critical next generation technologies. I look forward to working with Paul and the other executives to develop the company further".

With over 130 patents and 50 published papers, John is a prolific inventor. He has repeatably gone through the stages of creating an idea, setting the strategy, architecting a solution, writing specifications, pitching the product to customers and executives, getting funding and then working with a large team to build, ship and support that product. Some of John's original contributions to the cable industry include Remote PHY, FDX DOCSIS, LLX, channel bonding, DSG, and DTP. Prior to Cisco, John worked at ROLM, IBM and Siemens.

John was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneer society in 2015 and into the SCTE Hall of Fame and the Cable Circle of Eagles Society in 2012. He has also received the Chinese National Innovation Award in 2012 for his invention of Remote PHY and three Pioneer awards in Cisco. CableFax included John in the 2021 and 2022 Top 100 Power Players list.

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Jeff Baumgartner

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Jeff Baumgartner is a Senior Editor for Light Reading and is responsible for the day-to-day news coverage and analysis of the cable and video sectors. Follow him on X and LinkedIn.

Baumgartner also served as Site Editor for Light Reading Cable from 2007-2013. In between his two stints at Light Reading, he led tech coverage for Multichannel News and was a regular contributor to Broadcasting + Cable. Baumgartner was named to the 2018 class of the Cable TV Pioneers.

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