John Chapman

CTO Broadband Technologies and Fellow


John is a Fellow at Cisco and the CTO and co-founder of the Cable Access Business Unit. With over 130 patents (filed and/or issued) and issued and 28 published papers, John is a prolific inventor. John can identify a technical and product opportunity that will provide value to a customer and the the company he works for. He has repeatably gone through the stages of creating an idea, architect a solution, writing specifications, pitching the product to customers and executives, getting funding, and then working with a large team to build and ship it.

John joined Cisco when it was a private start-up company in 1989 and later co-founded the Cable BU at Cisco as an internal startup that business grew to a $1B at its peak. John’s inventions have had a huge impact on the industry and he is well recognized within the cable industry. One of John's inventions was Remote PHY (a RAN-like architecture for cable) which is now the foundation of all new cable access plants.

In 2012, John was inducted into the SCTE Hall of Fame, and in 2015 was inducted into the Cable Pioneer Society, received the National Innovation Award in China for his invention of Remote PHY, and receive three Pioneer awards in Cisco. John is also a 7th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, a 5th degree Black Belt in Hapkido, and a blue belt in Gracie Jui-Jitsu.


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