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Ken Morse

Chief Technical Officer at SP Video Software and Solutions, Cisco Systems, Inc.


During the more than 32 years Dr. Ken Morse has been involved in software and hardware development, he has co-founded four companies in the digital video and entertainment space. In his current role as CTO, Video Software and Solutions, Dr. Morse is responsible for ensuring that the company maintains its leadership in video solutions for the Service Provider space by driving the embracement of new technologies, architectures and product categories. Prior to this role he held CTO roles for the Connected Devices Group and the SP Video Technology Group.

Prior to Cisco, Dr Morse was VP, Client Architecture for Scientific Atlanta and responsible for driving the client architecture of Scientific Atlanta's software and hardware solutions.

Prior to joining Scientific-Atlanta, Dr. Morse was a co-founder and the CTO of PowerTV, Inc. Here he and his team, along with their set-top partners, brought the first IP-based digital interactive television system to the mass market, providing the software platform and services for over 60 million digital interactive set-tops in North America today.

Prior to working at PowerTV, Dr. Morse was a member of the team that developed the first Hardware Reference Platform for Multi-media consumer electronics devices at Kaleida Labs, an Apple-IBM joint venture. Dr. Morse was also a co-founder of Ultra Digital Systems and MTL where he developed DSP Development systems and video compression schemes for PC multi-media applications.

Dr. Morse’s first foray into business was in 1981 when he received a Commodore Vic-20 and founded a company offering fast loaders and encryption schemes to the software duplicating industry.