Dr Roger Blakeway
Chief Executive, SCTE
Dr Roger Blakeway FIET, FSCTE, C.Eng holds a Doctorate in Electron Physics from the University of Birmingham, UK. After an early career in Semiconductors and Integrated Circuits, he became a systems engineer and consultant. Rogers's 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 1990 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 was the elected President of the SCTE (the Society for Broadband Professionals) from 1992 to 2015. He now acts as its Chief Executive. He represents the SCTE on the Board of the IBC Amsterdam Partnership and has twice served as the IBC Chairman 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 US Cable TV Pioneers club has appeared twice on the Euro Top 50 list of industry leaders.