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SCTE IP Challenge Winner Named

Jamie Griffin of Full Channel Inc. prevailed over eight other contestants to win the 2014 SCTE IP Challenge, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers said at Denver's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

Griffin, of Barrington, R.I., is director of technology with Full Channel. He has been an SCTE member since 2009.

Sponsored by Cisco, SCTE IP Challenge 2014 began with virtual qualifying rounds conducted in recent months leading up to Monday evening’s live finals competition at Expo. The finals provided the nine finalists with an opportunity to compete in a blended-style Jeopardy match that included traditional questions, router and CMTS configuration, and hands-on activities. The SCTE IP Challenge was created to drive awareness among the SCTE membership of the importance of foundational Internet Protocol knowledge. The event, now in its fourth year, has served to promote interest around the benefits of IP to the cable industry, SCTE said.

“SCTE thanks Cisco for sponsoring such spirited competition this evening in Denver and throughout the 2014 SCTE IP Challenge season,” SCTE Senior Director of Advanced Network Technologies Steve Harris said in a release. “We look forward to another fine IP Challenge in 2015 and anticipate a record level of participation.”

The eight other finalists who qualified for and competed at this year’s Expo were Kenneth Corbett of Charter Communications, Robert Greenland of Suddenlink Communications, Brian Hamrick of Comcast Cable (pictured in foreground), John Holt of Time Warner Cable, Mark McNiff of Comcast Cable, Chris Miranda of Comcast Cable, Brian Parker of Charter Communications and Younes Zarrouki of Comcast Cable.