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March 14 - 15, 2023
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John Chapman
CTO, Broadband Technologies, and Fellow at Cisco


John T. Chapman is a Cisco Fellow and the Chief Technical Officer for the Cable Access Business Unit. In this role, John is responsible for innovation, strategy, architecture, and standards work relating to the Cable Industry.

John began his formal career designing telephony interfaces for ROLM/IBM/Siemens. In 1989, John joined Cisco where he invented HSSI, which for a few years formed the backbone of the Internet. Later projects included the Cisco 3000 Router, the Cisco smart serial interfaces, and leading the first full-custom ASIC team at Cisco (Mueslix).

John helped found the CMTS Group at Cisco in 1996 and architected the uBR7246 CMTS, the industry’s first cable modem termination system. He has made significant contributions to Cisco and the cable industry through his pioneering work in Multimedia Traffic Engineering (MMTE) and in initiating and leading a series of DOCSIS innovations such as UGS, DSG, Modular CMTS, Remote PHY, DOCSIS 3.0 bonding, DOCSIS 3.1 (OFDM Profiles, DTP) and now DOCSIS 3.1 FDX.

John has received three Cisco Pioneering Technology Awards, has over 100 patents issued and/or pending, and has published over 30 papers. John was inducted into the SCTE Hall of Fame in 2012 for his work in DOCSIS and he received the National Innovation Award in China for his work on Remote PHY.