Tal Laufer is Product Line Management Director, for CMTS and CCAP product line at ARRIS Solutions. In her current role, Tal is responsible for video features implementation on the E6000 CER, and for the E6000 product deployment as a full CCAP platform. Tal helps customers design their future CCAP architectures, the migration procedures and evolution path for video services on the platform. In addition, Tal supports EMEA customers for all CMTS products, manage customer engagements, deployments and strategic planning. Tal is a part of the CMTS/CCAP product management team, designing the current and future generations of software and hardware features of the product, according to customer and market evolution and requirements. She was a member of the CableLabs® working group and has contributed to the CCAP Technical Requirements publication.
Tal joined ARRIS with the Bigband Networks acquisition, in 2011. During her time in Bigband Networks, Tal managed a group of VLSI engineers, designing and implementing data path FPGAs as part of the company's major product, MSP Edge QAM. She has also taken part in the system architecture work for the product, and represented the company in CCAP architecture committees in various occasions. Tal also led various integrations and event demos for the product, demonstrating the company's innovation and leadership in the EQAM/CCAP domain. Prior to Bigband Networks, Tal spent few years with IBM, working on chip design and verification for the company's major processor product line.
Tal Laufer holds an MBA (with honors), as well as a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
During her army service, she served as a personal assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, the IDF, responsible for the chief's schedule and field visits, as well as material production and emergency situation management.
Tal lives in Tel-Aviv, Israel. She participates in various local initiatives for encouraging women to pursue engineering and technological roles. She also volunteers with the "First Lego League", a robotics program for 9- to 16-year-olds, designed to get children excited about science and technology.Tal also dedicates her technological abilities to help support and maintain a public website that is constantly updated, focused on Breast Cancer and women's health. The site's goal is to provide the public with information and guidance about Breast Cancer prevention and coping with the disease, as well as the patient's rights.