Ralph Brown is responsible for leading CableLabs’ Research and Development staff in delivering innovative solutions to the cable industry. In this role he leads development in several areas of technical excellence: Hybrid Fiber-Coax, Passive Optical Network, and Wireless Technologies, Software, Security, and Technology Policy. He also is responsible for identifying and leading in areas of convergence across CableLabs programs. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF).
Prior to CableLabs, Mr. Brown worked for Excite@Home as Chief Architect, Set-top Systems where he worked on broadband applications for set-top terminals and entertainment devices. Before joining Excite@Home, he worked for Time Warner Cable as Chief Software Architect in their Advanced Engineering Department where he worked on the Orlando Full Service Network and was a key contributor the Time Warner Cable Pegasus Program. While at Time Warner Cable and Excite@Home, Mr. Brown was also an active participant in the CableLabs OpenCable™ project.
Mr. Brown earned a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His Master’s thesis was in the field of Speech Recognition. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from North Carolina State University.