John Schanz

Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer, Comcast Cable

Monday Opening Keynote and Breakfast Presented by Comcast

John D. Schanz is Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, John oversees Comcast's national engineering for network and systems operations for the company's industry-leading cable video, high-speed Internet and voice services for both consumers and businesses. He also plays a leadership role with technology strategy for the deployment of new, complementary communications products and services. Under Mr. Schanz's leadership, the company's Xfinity products are now delivered over one converged, fiber-rich network which provides service to 22 million cable customers, 18 million high-speed Internet customers and 9 million voice customers.

Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Schanz served as Executive Vice President of Network and Data Center Operations for America Online (AOL), with responsibility for architecture, planning, design and operation of AOL's global network infrastructure, including the AOL service, Netscape, CompuServe, AOL web properties, messaging systems, telephony, rich media and digital streaming services. He previously held senior management, operations, and engineering positions with leading technology and communications companies, including Sprint, GE Information Services, and Transaction Network Services.

Mr. Schanz holds a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical engineering from Manhattan College of Engineering in Riverdale, N.Y. He also completed General Electric's Information Systems Management Program, an intensive two-year program combining business rotation with practical training and formal coursework in advanced information technology and systems.