Stuart Kurkowski Kurkowski
Comcast Cable Communications - Philadelphia, PA
Stuart is a recognized technical leader in the dynamic ad insertion and VOD/linear metadata fields. He is widely respected as an energetic thought leader, both internally and externally, within the cable, broadcast and OTT sectors. He’s the technical lead behind the Comcast Technology Solutions Linear Rights Metadata Manager, an unprecedented and market-leading product used by major media and entertainment companies. As such, his expertise spans standards efforts including SCTE standards 130, 35, and 224 (he authored its latest major revision) as well as CableLabs ESNI.
As an active mentor, Stuart is currently guiding four Comcast colleagues – both peers and non-peers – within Comcast Technology Solutions’ Denver and Video IP Engineering and Research (VIPER) offices. In addition, he was personally requested by customers to provide mentorship in SCTE 224 activities. Stuart joined Comcast in 2015, after serving as a Communications and Computer Officer in the United States Air Force.