Mark Dzuban
Title: President & CEO, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
Years in Cable: 47
Education: AAS Electrical Engineering; AT&T School of Business; FCC First Class License.
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Work with passion, ethics and vision.

Since joining SCTE in 2009, Dzuban has revamped the organization, leading the charge to position it as a leader for energy management and workforce education. That’s included the introduction of the SCTE Energy Management Program, which has set several goals, including reducing power consumption by 20% on a unit basis by 2020. Dzuban spearheaded the expansion of educational opportunities, including new training and certification programs. He has also made the organization more techie, hiring its first CTO.

I watch most programming on this device: Samsung 7S with cracked gorilla screen. I have my own gorilla.
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Xfinity to scale and RDK
What’s the next big broadband project no one’s talking about yet and why? E-medicine/outpatient care of the aging society over our broadband networks. FDA needs to support broadband solutions and development of remote diagnostic tools for rural and general public to improve quality of life through access to care while applying enterprise solutions to drive cost down.
If I had a show on YouTube it would be called: “SCTE Drives Business Results: How to Improve Your Bottom Line!”
Favorite screen: My family pictures. My lovely wife, children and family.
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Neither. I like my aviator watch my wife gave me. Simple!
I wish Congress would… work together to help this great country prosper, be safe and lead the world in innovation.
Favorite newfound hobby: Woodworking with my son, Ashley, handcrafting colonial barn benches and jewelry boxes, using native Wild Cherry, Black Walnut, Tulip trees, etc.
If Disney hired me to reboot “Star Wars”… I would like to be one of the guys in the Intergalactic Bar scene. I would represent the cable Industry’s Intergalactic cable franchising team.
If my office produced a viral video, the background music would be… “Violin” by Lindsay Stirling.
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: WiFi, self provisioned.
Favorite vacation spot: Home, sweet home. Our circa 1784 Stone Pennsylvania Bank Barn in Chester County, Pa. We are barn-ites; why go anywhere else?
Favorite TV shows as a kid: “Our Gang Comedy,” “Buffalo Bill,” “Zacherly.”
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Hot dogs with small cuts that grill to look like a shark’s mouth, tail and fins on a bed of sauerkraut. Creating food art in which the servings resemble the face of your invited guest.
My favorite business/motivational book: Beyond the Obvious by Phil McKinney and The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner. ■

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