EXTON, Pa. -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) today announced that Daniel Howard has been named to the newly created staff position of SCTE Fellow.
Howard, who has served as senior vice president and CTO of SCTE since 2010, will focus in his new role on helping SCTE, SCTE’s International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) and corporate and individual members to operationalize forward-looking new technologies. Howard will drive alignment between SCTE/ISBE and CableLabs® in such next-generation areas as Wireless, Cybersecurity, DOCSIS® 3.1 and the SCTE Energy 2020 program, and he will contribute to the framing of SCTE’s forthcoming Advanced Engineering membership category.
SCTE has begun a search for a new CTO. Howard will continue to oversee three areas—SCTE Standards, the SCTE Engineering Committee, and Professional Development—until a new CTO 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. “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,” said Howard. “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.”
During his five years as CTO, Howard has led the expansion of the SCTE/ISBE standards program, has built online programs that have generated more than $2 million in new training revenue, and has expanded the curriculum of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® to unprecedented levels. Previously, he had been a co-founder and CTO of Broadcom acquisition Digital Furnace, co-author of cable’s DOCSIS 1.1 and 2.0 specifications and lead inventor on Broadcom’s primary DOCSIS 3.0 patent.