SCTE Staffs Up

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has added two execs aimed at enhancing the organization's IT and network operations capabilities.

Deighton Liverpool (left) joins as vice president, Information Technology; and Niem Dang has been named director, network technical operations, and will serve as a visiting engineer at the CableLabs facility in Louisville, Colo.

Liverpool most recently was chief information officer of the Association of Village Council Presidents in Alaska, and has served as chief technology officer and director of information technology for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Philadelphia.

Dang, a 10-year industry vet late of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, started her cable career at Comcast as a senior engineer at GuideWorks, then a joint venture of the MSO and Gemstar-TV Guide International (now Rovi, which left the JV in 2010). She is named on 10 patent filings related to quality of experience, navigation, content delivery and other network functionality. Dang is also a past mentee in the Women’s TechConnect program, a joint effort of SCTE and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

“The hirings of Deighton Liverpool and Niem Dang are indicative of our commitment to the transformation of SCTE and ISBE into world-class engineering resources for the global cable telecommunications industry,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE and the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), in a statement. “By bringing in world-class talent from within and beyond the industry, we’re driving results that will benefit cable, its workforce and the customers the industry serves.”

“We are pleased to welcome Niem Dang as the SCTE Visiting Engineer at CableLabs,” added CableLabs CTO Ralph Brown, who is also a board member of the SCTE and ISBE.  “Her participation in our projects will strengthen the great relationship we have with SCTE. The ability for SCTE to be even more tightly plugged into our efforts will speed the deployment of technologies developed through CableLabs.”

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