Gene Lew has more than 25 years of technology management and engineering expertise in the telecom, cable, Internet and multimedia industries. During the course of his career, he has worked with some of the nation’s top cable and telecom operators and has been directly involved in the development of key IP communications technologies, including DSL, FTTH and cable modem services.
Before joining Integra5, Gene served as vice president of IP Advanced Technology for international directory services provider NeuStar, where he led the technology strategy for its global IP product offering. Prior to that, as chief technology officer for PAIX/Switch and Data, North America's largest Internet exchange, he oversaw its Peering and Internet eXchange technology and services.
Gene spent more than a decade working for multiple national, tier-one cable operators. He was a consultant to Adelphia, Comcast and Cox, providing strategic guidance on IP strategy, operations and engineering design. He served as vice president of Advanced Technology for Road Runner, Time Warner Cable’s Internet division, managing technology strategy and development efforts for its broadband voice, video and data offerings.
Before Road Runner, Gene was vice president of Advanced Technology with Verizon, deploying the nation’s first commercial FTTH deployment – what is now Verizon FiOS – in Toms River, N.J., as well as the first commercial rollout of DSL broadband technology. His engineering team at Verizon developed the architectural foundation employed in many digital set-top boxes used today by DirecTV, Motorola and Cisco, among others. He began his career at MCI, where he participated in some of the earliest developments of emerging VPN, messaging and IP networking technologies.
Gene and his engineering teams have been granted more than 25 patents worldwide, with numerous others pending.