The reason for the Wi-Fi NOW Hall of Fame is that we have a debt of gratitude towards individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the Wi-Fi industry. We want to honor them, and we’ll be doing it not only at this event but also at future Wi-Fi NOW events.
Our second member of the Wi-Fi NOW Hall of Fame was previously CTO of 2Wire where he was instrumental in introducing Wi-Fi home gateways to the industry, which is now the defacto way people access Wi-Fi from their ISPs. He also pioneered delivering IP services to the home over Fiber and xDSL. He created “Zero Touch” self-installation, bringing DSL to the mass market and authored Broadband Forum TR-124 Broadband Residential Gateway functional requirements, standardizing how service gateways are deployed globally today.
He was also a key figure in driving the wildly successful Broadband Forum TR-069 management standard used throughout the broadband industry on over 350 million devices, streamlining broadband and home service delivery and advanced customer support operations. He began his career working at Polycom, quickly joining the product ranks to manage the world- renowned Soundstation, and the industry’s first web-based conferencing and collaboration products.