James A. Capps
Vice President of Systems Engineering & Integrated Technology
James A. Capps is Vice President of Systems Engineering and Integrated Technology for the Comcast Media Center (CMC). In this position, he oversees a department of over 50 employees and contractors responsible for the innovation and development of products and services for the CMC, its parent company and its customers, who include cable MSOs, television programming networks and other members of the content development and distribution community. His department's most recent activities include developing a Headend Management System (HMS) that allows the CMC's HITS Quantum affiliates to offer advanced services using much of their existing NAS (National Authorization Service) equipment.
Capps served as Senior Director of Engineering and Product Development for the CMC from 2003 to 2008. During this time his team developed a breakthrough digital asset management system for supporting cross-platform content distribution, collaborated with industry partners on video rich navigation software that marries user interface commands with live video streams, and developed OCAP-compliant enhancements for centralized set top authorization systems.
Beforehand, Capps served as Director of Information Resources for the CMC, overseeing the selection and customization of software systems that were deployed for enhancing internal management controls and improving remote management tools that could be used by the CMC's customers in the cable, telecom and entertainment industry groups. Beforehand, he spent two years as a Senior Systems Engineer, where his duties included working with Motorola and others on enhancements to the National Authorization Service used by the CMC's HITS Quantum affiliates that would allow them to offer advanced services, such as Video On Demand and impulse purchasing.
Prior to joining the CMC in 2000, Capps spent four years in engineering management and senior management posts at Lockheed Martin's Management and Data Systems operations, in Denver, Colorado. He holds an M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Certificate in Engineering Project Management from The George Washington University and an MBA Degree with a concentration in business leadership from The University of Denver, where he also earned a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering. Capps is a member of the SCTE, SMPTE and IEEE professional organizations and an active participant in technology initiatives occurring under the direction of CableLabs, NCTA and the NAB.
About Comcast Media Center
Denver-based Comcast Media Center (CMC), a subsidiary of Comcast Cable, provides centralized content management and distribution solutions for cable systems, video content providers and advertisers. More information about the CMC is available at www.comcastmediacenter.com.