The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced that Chris Bastian has been named as the organization’s Senior Vice President and CTO.
“Harnessing the power of new services, maintaining the integrity of our networks and ensuring our customers’ security are among the objectives that will define cable’s future success,” Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE, said in a statement. “Chris Bastian’s strong record of accomplishment in those areas, his background with large and small MSOs and his leadership abilities all made him an ideal fit for our CTO position.”
Bastian comes to SCTE from Comcast, where he was an executive director focusing on the Xfinity WiFi Network. Bastian had been executive director of network architecture for the Comcast Technology and Product Group and senior director of converged regional area network engineering for the Comcast Network Engineering Group. Previously, he spent 10 years in engineering and leadership capacities with the National Security Agency.
With SCTE, Bastian will be responsible for technology and engineering to ensure that SCTE and ISBE maintain a leadership role in standardizing and operationalizing advanced technology, including the SCTE Standards Program and the SCTE Engineering Committee – as well as efforts such as SCTE’s Energy 2020 program.
Bastian joins recent hires at SCTE: Reni Gorman, SCTE’s first Vice President, Learning & Development; Deighton Liverpool, Vice President, Information Technology; and Terry Maloney, President, Marketing & Business Development.
Bastian will be based in SCTE’s Exton, PA headquarters. He will officially begin his role as Senior Vice President and CTO on Dec. 14.
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