Rob Alderfer

CableLabs — Vice President, Technology Policy

Rob Alderfer is vice president of technology policy at CableLabs. He brings sound science to bear in policy decisions by harnessing CableLabs’ technology expertise. Rob is responsible for CableLabs’ multinational technology policy and standards work, and he regularly provides guidance to board-level audiences across a range of strategic issues. His focus is empowering the industry to address technology policy matters of substantial strategic consequence.

Engaged in significant policy decisions for over 15 years, Rob helps shape the communications technology landscape. He has deep expertise in wireless spectrum and has facilitated the development of mobile and Wi-Fi technologies and services by bringing new spectrum to market. He sits on the board of Silicon Flatirons, the technology policy and innovation center of the University of Colorado. He has served as chair of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) program committee, the world’s foremost communications policy research conference.

Prior to joining CableLabs, Rob worked at the Federal Communications Commission where he guided United States wireless broadband policy as chief data officer of the agency’s wireless bureau. Previously, he shaped communications policy at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and psychology from Wilfred Laurier University, a Master of Public Policy from Rutgers, and he has completed Strategy Beyond Markets, an executive course from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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