Debbie FitzgeraldDirector of Technology Policy at CableLabs
Debbie Fitzgerald is a director leading technology research in the technology policy department at CableLabs. Over the course of her 12 years at CableLabs, Debbie has led efforts in next-gen network architectures and platforms, interactive television, advanced advertising, and energy efficiency. She currently leads the technical efforts related to the award-winning set-top box and small network equipment energy efficiency voluntary agreements in the United States and Canada. Debbie also leads the CableLabs’ program on immersive media experiences and light field research, developing interoperable media formats and media-aware network processing for volumetric content.
Prior to CableLabs, Debbie began her career at Sandia National Laboratories, where she researched video compression techniques to guide unmanned ground vehicles. She then took that experience to DiviCom and Harmonic, where she developed embedded software to enable cable legacy return-path solutions as well as network management systems.
Debbie has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Cornell University. She was recognized as the WICT Rocky Mountain Woman In Technology in 2012.