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Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies
March 12-13, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, Denver, CO

Michael Emmendorfer
Vice President of Technology at Calix


Mike Emmendorfer is VP of Technology at Calix since joining in 2022. He is responsible for defining new access, premises, and cloud platforms and standards. He is a technology evangelist discussing vision and requirements with communication service providers (CSPs). Prior to Calix, he was VP of Systems Eng. & Arch. at CommScope and ARRIS. He managed half of the CTO group globally with responsibilities for PON, DOCSIS, and Cloud platforms. In 1999, he joined Charter Communications as a founding member (later engineering executive) of its Internet, Telephone & Business Services. He created the Data Network & Application Eng. & Arch. organizations. He ushered in new technologies to create a modern CSP using PON, DOCSIS, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, IP/MPLS, VPN, Email, VoIP, EMS, NMS, provisioning, and automation. He enabled residential, SMB, large business, MDU, hospitality & mobile Xhaul services until his departure in 2006.Mike is inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers, awarded Multichannel News Magazine "40 under 40”, and SCTE’s IP Innovator Award. These recognized his pioneering work transforming a cable TV provider to a modern CSP. Mike has received industry appointments to serve on the board and/or chair standards organizations to include the Broadband Forum (BBF), CableLabs, Fiber Broadband Association (FBA), and IEEE. He presented to a prime minster, government agencies (FCC), financial analysts, press and at conferences. He has 40+ publications and 11 patents, some as the basis for standards. He holds a B.Sc. in Management Information Systems from Saint Louis University and held Cisco certification.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel IV – Pivoting to PON with BEAD & BABA

  • Super Platinum Keynote II: Accelerating Cable’s Migration to ITU-T PON