Ralph Brown is responsible for leading CableLabs’ technical staff in delivering innovative solutions to the cable industry. In this role he leads development in seven areas of technical excellence: Systems Architecture, Network Design, BSS/OSS, Client Software, Security, Strategic Assessment, and Test/Prototype Development. He also is responsible for identifying and leading in areas of convergence and synergy across CableLabs programs.
In his previous position as Senior Vice President of the CableLabs Broadband Access Department, he was responsible for leading the DOCSIS® (www.cablemodem.com) and CableHome™ (www.cablelabs.com/projects/cablehome) research and development projects. These efforts include development of cable modem and residential gateway specifications, as well as the interoperability testing and certification of products built to these specifications.
Prior to CableLabs, Mr. Brown worked for [email protected] as Chief Architect, Set-top Systems where he worked on broadband applications for set-top terminals and entertainment devices. Before joining [email protected], he worked for Time Warner Cable as Chief Software Architect in their Advanced Engineering Department where he worked on the Orlando Full Service Network and was a key contributor the Time Warner Cable Pegasus Program. While at Time Warner Cable and [email protected], Mr. Brown was also an active participant in the CableLabs OpenCable™ project.
Mr. Brown earned a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His Master’s thesis was in the field of Speech Recognition. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from North Carolina State University.