DR ROGER BLAKEWAY holds a Doctorate in Electron Physics and, after an early career in Semiconductors and Integrated Circuits, became a systems engineer and consultant. His career in cable started in the early 1980s – he had previously been working on low-light TV and Thermal Imaging with the MoD. His first job was as Technical Director with Racal-Oak, a partnership between Racal in the UK and Oak Industries, designed to bring broadband cable technology to the UK. In 1985, Roger joined Westminster Cable in London as COO and in 1999 joined Videotron as VP of Corporate Engineering. After a short spell with DIVA as VP Operations Europe, from 1999 to 2001, he decided to devote his whole time to running the SCTE.
Roger has been the longest-standing President in the Society’s history serving as its President from 1992-1995 and then from 1997-2015. After standing down as President at the AGM last year, Roger continues as an elected member of the Executive Committee but now acts as the Chief Executive of the SCTE. He represents the SCTE on the Board of the IBC Partnership and is the IBC Chair of Audit and Finance. Roger is also involved in the European and Worldwide Standards scene as Chairman of the UK National Cable Standards Committee.
Roger is a member of the illustrious Cable TV Pioneers Club and has appeared on the Euro Top 50 list of industry leaders.
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