The SCTE (www.scte.org) has selected Daniel Howard to be the organization's first chief technology officer. Howard, who co-founded and served as CTO of Broadcom (www.broadcom.com) acquisition Digital Furnace and co-authored DOCSIS specifications, brings to SCTE more than 20 years of experience in technology and standards.
Howard co-authored the industry's DOCSIS 1.1 and 2.0 specifications, and while with Broadcom was a lead inventor on the company's primary DOCSIS 3.0 patent. Additional contributions include the development of broadband growth models for cable networks, evaluation of such new technologies as IPTV and S-CDMA, and the writing of more than 50 articles, reports and international technical specifications.
Prior to co-founding Digital Furnace, Howard spent eight years as senior research engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, where he co-founded and served as associate director of the Broadband Telecom Center. He also has worked for Quadrock Communications, Motorola, and VQLink.