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Kip Compton

Kip Compton

Vice President
Acting General Manager, Service Provider Video Software & Services (SPVSS)

Compton has more than 17 years of senior leadership experience in systems, software, and network engineering including roles in both equipment vendors and service providers. His areas of interest include video, architectures for increasing service velocity, content distribution, collaboration technologies, and digital media security.

In previous roles at Cisco, Compton was CTO for Cisco’s Video & Collaboration group and Vice President & General Manager of Strategy & Product Management for the Service Provider Video Technology Group. Compton served three years with Comcast Cable Communications as vice president of video and media engineering. In that role, he led the team responsible for developing Comcast’s nationwide digital cable, content security, video ondemand, and streaming media infrastructure and services.

Compton held roles at Cisco from 1998 to 2002 as director of technology strategy and later director of entertainment solutions, responsible for defining Cisco’s technology and solutions strategy in areas including cable, digital video, streaming media and XML/Web services.

Compton holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School. Compton has multiple patents in the areas of digital video,

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