Mark Dzuban

Title: President/CEO, SCTE

Number of Years in Cable: 43

Education: Degree in Applied Science, AT&T School of Business

Best Advice: Be Bold, work hard, build character.

Why Him? Tireless Dzuban has been pushing the industry’s energy management agenda and other key educational initiatives for engineers. The executive engineering program he launched with the Tuck School at Dartmouth has been a huge success, and the recent Vanguard winner plans to develop additional educational programs next year as he refashions SCTE into an engineering-focused group with increased outreach to CTO and vendor advisers. Add to that a bar-raising Cable-Tec Expo 2011—and we call that a banner year.

Standard procedure: Dzuban wants to develop the industry’s first standards for software-defined architectures that can reduce operational energy consumption next year.

Year Ahead: SCTE’s work continues to be critical for new service deployment and customer retention. Ergo, highly valued.

My favorite meal that I can also prepare myself: Hotdog on a stick

Favorite restaurant: The WOK, Salem, New Hampshire

Favorite “going out” town: New York!!!

The one thing I tell my kids about success in life: Apply yourself with passion, build character, respect others.

Favorite coffee order at Starbucks: Dunkin Donuts

Bands I would actually go see live: The Eagles

Favorite vacation spot: Hatteras Village, NC

My favorite iPad app: Xfinity TV while I am surf fishing on Island Beach State Park in New Jersey.

This incident from my youth taught me an important lesson: When Mike Armstrong, CEO of AT&T, asked me to do an investigation, and one of his staff told me not to present the findings and took it off the agenda. I sent the findings to Mike directly to make sure he knew I finished the task. The Lesson: Think through the consequences of my actions and be prepared! ?

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