If you have been wondering when and where former Comcast and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) technology innovator Steve Craddock has landed since he retired from Comcast in 2008, your wait is over. Craddock this week was appointed executive vice president and CTO of PCT International. Serving as the Vice President of New Media at Comcast, Craddock was a major figure in driving various cable service developments including high speed Internet and Video on Demand.
With over 35 years of collective experience in both the cable and telecom industries, Craddock helped steer Comcast's moves into DOCSIS, PacketCable and CableHome initiatives, while simultaneously representing Comcast on the DOCSIS and PacketCable development teams. During his tenure at Comcast, Craddock not only chaired the PacketCable Certification Board and the PacketCable Business Committee, but he was also a founding member and Comcast voting member on CableLabs' DOCSIS Certification Board.
What primed Craddock's entry into the cable industry in 1994 was his experience in developing the former Bell Atlantic's movement into DSL, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and early video ventures. And as suggested in FierceIPTV, while Craddock's departure from Bell Atlantic did not drive a major defection of telco video technologists to cable, Comcast continues to aggressively roll out DOCSIS 3.0-based services.
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