John Blackford is a product management director at ARRIS, now part of CommScope via acquisition, within the assurance group of the network and cloud business unit. His current focus is the development of products for the management and control of the connected home. His career includes 20+ years of data and telecommunications experience in engineering, software architecture and product management.
John currently serves as the Broadband User Services Area Co-Director of the Broadband Forum and is a member of the Broadband Forum board of directors. John previously worked for Efficient Networks, Siemens, 2Wire and Pace, where he has consistently expanded his knowledge of remotely managing devices in the connected home. He has received both the Broadband Forum's Circle of Excellence award and Outstanding Contributor award. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Midwestern State University.