Rich Prodan, Ph.D.
VP & CTO, Broadband Communications Group
A member of Broadcom’s executive management team, Rich coordinates and promotes advanced developments of new technologies from advanced Physical Layer cable transmission technology to the integration of data, voice, and video applications and services. While CTO of CableLabs, Rich played an instrumental role establishing next generation DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 cable modem standards. He was also an eight-year advisor to the FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service testing and developing HDTV systems for the US.
Senior Product Manager
Service Provider Video Technology Group
Cisco Systems, Inc.
As Senior Product Manager within the Business Unit defining Cisco’s Next Generation IP Video Platform, Jon is responsible for developing and driving business and product strategy for Cisco’s next generation gateways, including DOSCIS Residential Gateways, as well as advanced services platforms. Jon has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry encompassing development engineering and product management of data, voice, and video networking products. Prior to joining Cisco, Jon was Director of Product Management for Intellon Corporation, a market leader in power line communications semiconductors for digital home networking. Jon also has entrepreneurial experience at companies developing solutions for Wi-Fi as well as VoIP products. Earlier in his career he worked at Scientific Atlanta in hardware engineering developing mobile voice satellite communications systems.
VP Comcast Center Technology
During Charlie’s tenure at Comcast, he has held system, region and corporate engineering positions. He has been active in the Delaware Valley Chapter of the SCTE serving as a Founder, Board member and President. Charlie also chaired the NCTA’s engineering sub-committee on CLI and FCC regulations. He has focused his career on exploring new technologies and was instrumental developing and launching cable modem service for Comcast.
Anton Monk, Ph.D.
VP of Technology & Co-Founder
Entropic Communications, Inc.
Dr. Monk is responsible for new technology and standards activities at Entropic. Prior to co-founding Entropic, he led standards activities, physical layer system design and IC verification for several Conexant product lines, including cable modems and fixed wireless access. Before Conexant, he was involved in the development of cable and satellite ICs at Comstream Corporation and performed communication system research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
Executive Director of Technology Architecture
In this role in the Technology organization John's team is responsible for the evaluation of new technologies, platform architecture development and design of the video delivery solutions. Key areas of interest include next generation CPE solutions including gateway based designs, streaming solutions for unmanaged networks, content protection and distribution, video compression. John is also involved in evaluating next generation solutions for coax access network solutions to meet the growing consumer demands. John has been in the telecommunications industry since 1989 in various roles including advertising delivery technologies, operations, product development and currently future platform architectures.
Director of Hardware Systems Architecture
EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
Will has worked on EchoStar’s digital Set-Top Box (STB) design and engineering for more than 20 years, primarily designing STBs for DISH Network. He is currently charged with investigating and developing new STB technologies for cable, satellite, telco and IPTV providers.
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
Motorola Broadband Communications Sector
Ted joined Motorola, then General Instrument Corporation, as a member of the engineering staff. A 26-year veteran of the CATV industry, he has served in various engineering positions for the company.
Executive Director of Access Technologies
Brian is responsible for directing the design and development efforts of next generation access network platforms. Prior to his current position, Brian was Assistant VP of technology development for GTE. He also has held positions in product development, business operations development, engineering, systems development, business planning and technology planning.
Jim Crammond, Ph.D
CTO, Gateway Solutions
Service Provider Division
Jim is responsible for driving product strategy for next generation gateway devices in Intel’s service provider division. Jim has over 10 years of experience in the cable industry beginning with Moxi Inc and Digeo Inc where he was engineering director delivering an advanced STB to the cable market, then Cable marketing director at Intel where Jim has worked on promoting the gateway architecture for video delivery within the home and to raise the bar on the performance of STB devices in the home to drive a new level of user experience.