As president and CEO of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Mark Dzuban is continuing a career-long commitment to driving change that improves performance, reduces cost and increases customer satisfaction for the cable industry.
Since joining SCTE in February 2009, Dzuban has been instrumental in positioning the organization as a leader in energy management and technical education. Under Dzuban, SCTE has instituted the Smart Energy Management Initiative, the industry’s first comprehensive energy program; hired its first CTO; and significantly expanded educational opportunities that range from e-learning courses to the SCTE Leadership Institute with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
A 2011 recipient of the Vanguard Award, cable’s highest honor, Dzuban has been recognized throughout his career as a thought leader, particularly in the development of cable telephony and other two-way services. Working across legislative, financial and engineering areas, Dzuban pioneered the concept and market acceptance of the voice services that today contribute significantly to cable’s bottom line.
As the first employee of AT&T’s new Broadband Consumer Services group, Dzuban engineered the first full-motion MSO-to-MSO video telephony call, using the infrastructures of Cox Communications’ San Diego system and TCI of Westchester (NY), as well as the AT&T network, in 1993. Dzuban also authored numerous presentations on the viability of cable voice, and was granted a patent for an approach to enhancing cable network survivability for lifeline services such as telephony.
Dzuban began his career in 1968 as a design engineer for Vikoa, and advanced to leadership positions in such organizations as Clear Cable and Cross Country Cable. With AT&T, he served as the Bell Labs representative to CableLabs® from 1992 to 1997, and drove deployment of more than 500,000 cable telephony lines after being promoted to senior vice president of AT&T Broadband Telephony Operations and Engineering. Prior to joining SCTE, he had served as Vice Chairman of Cedar Point Communications, a developer and manufacturer of innovative VoIP switching equipment. Dzuban also has served in advisory positions to a variety of vendors to the cable industry, including ARRIS, Net2Phone/IDT and Broadcom.
Dzuban served in Korea as a Combat Logistics Specialist in the United States Army. He and his wife, Shawn, now live in the Philadelphia western suburbs.