Chris Bastian

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SCTE•ISBE

Chris Bastian joined SCTE•ISBE in 2015 following three decades of leadership in advanced cable and network security technologies. Chris is responsible for all areas of technology and engineering to ensure that SCTE• ISBE maintains a leadership role in standardizing and operationalizing advanced technology, including the SCTE Standards Program and the SCTE Engineering Committee – as well as groundbreaking efforts such as SCTE’s Energy 2020 program. Prior to joining SCTE•ISBE, Chris spent 12 years with Comcast, where he served as senior director of converged regional area network engineering for the Comcast Network Engineering Group, executive director of network architecture for the Comcast Technology and Product Group and ultimately as executive director of Comcast’s Xfinity WiFi network.

Chuck Carroll

Director Technology and Strategy, Coppervale Enterprises Inc.

Chuck has a long and distinguished executive and technical career in the international cable television and telecommunications environment, spanning 30+ years working and living around the world.  He has held positions of CTO, COO, and CEO in a number of international cable operators,, as well as holding Board positions for various companies in the industry. In his role at Coppervale, Chuck leverages his industry expertise to aid clients the areas of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency.  He is an active participant in the SCTE’s Energy 2020 program, and Vice-Chair of the Metrics group. He has published a number of papers for industry events and journals around the world. He also was a contributor to ETSI work, specifically participating in the writing of ES-205-2-4 and TR 105 174-6. In addition to his Coppervale role, Chuck is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Saras Partners LLC, a consultancy that provides support to the cable and telecom industry.

Derek DiGiacomo

Senior Director, Energy Management Programs and Business Continuity, SCTE•ISBE

An 18-year veteran of SCTE•ISBE, Derek DiGiacomo has been responsible for management of the organization’s Energy Management Program, most notably the Energy 2020 program. DiGiacomo also is project manager for the Energy Management Subcommittee (EMS) in the SCTE Standards Program. Under Derek’s leadership, SCTE•ISBE has seen a dramatic 50% reduction in the dependency of grid-supplied power at its Exton, PA headquarters.  Derek also oversaw installation of a microgrid consisting of hydrogen fuel cell, photovoltaic system, batteries, natural gas generator and grid that enables SCTE•ISBE’s critical system to achieve seven plus days of runtime in the event of a grid power interruption.

Frank Sandoval

Principal, Pajarito Technologies

Frank Sandoval is an innovator and product developer within the telecommunications industry. With over 20 years experience with all aspects of the software development lifecycle, Frank’s interests and abilities have led him to focus on system design, collaborative development, and new product development. Currently, Frank is leading efforts in the cable industry to develop network energy management solutions, including standardization of interfaces and open source development. Frank is chair to the APSIS working group within the SCTE, and project lead of EMAN project in the OpenDaylight consortium. He is currently working with major service operators and device manufacturers to implement energy optimizations using SDN and big data solutions.

Karl Schmidt

Professor of Practice, Villanova University, College of Engineering

Upon retiring from Johnson & Johnson in 2012, Karl Schmidt joined Villanova University as Adjunct Professor, then as Professor of Practice in 2016.   In this role, Karl develops and teaches several graduate Sustainability courses for the College of Engineering and MBA program. He’s also a student advisor and Director of the RISE Forum, which enables Member Company sustainability efforts through student research  and graduate level projects. Karl is a seasoned business executive with over 27 years with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in several leadership roles. As Vice President, Risk Management, he led the development and implementation of a new enterprise—wide approach to identify, prioritize and manage risks across the global supply chain.