Excellence in Standards Award Winners

The SCTE•ISBE Excellence in Standards Award honors an SCTE•ISBE Standards Program participant who has significantly contributed to both the technical standards program and the spirit of cooperation necessary for the success of voluntary standards.

Nominations for the 2019 award are due by July 1, 2019. To nominate an SCTE•ISBE member, please use the nomination form.


David Fellows
2017 Recipient

David Fellows, co-founder and CTO of Layer3 TV, sets high standards for how standards program participation should look. He has been a strong leader in the Standards program for many fruitful years. At Cable-Tec Expo in 1996 the Society launched the Data Standards Subcommittee (DSS) and named David chairman. Twenty-one years later, David continues to chair DSS with an expertise that explains the subcommittee’s impressive, mounting record of achievement.

Crucial to the success of the industry, DSS has worked closely with CableLabs® to provide formal standardization of cable modems and ongoing development of DOCSIS® and PacketCable™ standards for data and voice.

Since 2015, David has extended his leadership into the Energy 2020® realm as the landmark program’s chief scientist. David works to shape the industry’s energy resource management strategy.

David helped DSS recently set up a new working group devoted to Internet of Things. It brings together network operators and vendors to determine how best to standardize and operationalize IoT services.

Past Recipients

2016    Ron Hranac 
2015  Dr. Paul Hearty
2014   Brian James
2013   Bryan Santangelo
2012   Dean Stoneback
2011   Dr. Jeffrey Krauss
2010   Roger D Mathews
2009   David Broberg
2008   Kevin Gantt
2007   Mark K. Eyer
2006   Paul D. Woidke
2005   Alan J. Amato