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John M. Cioffi is Chairman and CEO of ASSIA Inc, the pioneer dynamic broadband-internet-connection management software that services nearly 100 million broadband-access connections globally. He is also the Hitachi Professor Emeritus at Stanford University. Cioffi designed the world’s first ADSL and VDSL modems, and holds basic patents on various aspects of access transmission, including vectored DSLs and dynamic spectrum management. BSEE, 1978, Illinois; PhDEE, 1984, Stanford. IEEE AG Bell Medal, Marconi Fellow, Member of US National and UK Royal Academies of Engineering, 2014 Broadband World Forum Lifetime Achievement award, 2010 Economist Magazine Innovator of the Year.