The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has announced that Chris Bastian, an industry veteran whose technology expertise aligns squarely with cable telecommunications’ future needs, has been named as the organisation’s new Senior Vice President and CTO.
Over the past three decades, Bastian has been at the forefront of Wi-Fi, advanced broadband and telecommunications security developments with Comcast, RCN and the National Security Agency. He joins SCTE following more than 10 years at Comcast, where he most recently had been executive director focusing on Comcast’s Xfinity WiFi network. With SCTE and its global brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), Bastian will be responsible for all areas of technology and engineering to ensure that SCTE and ISBE maintain a leadership role in standardising and operationalizing advanced technology.
“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,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE. “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.”