Consulting Systems Engineer brings extensive cable architecture knowledge to CCI

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., September 21, 2015 – CCI Systems recently announced technology expert, Drew Kempen, has joined the team to offer additional expertise with HFC and FTTx end-to-end architecture, solution and consulting services.

“Drew’s years of experience, business acumen, and technical vision are vital components to providing thought leadership to our customers and guiding them to success,” said CCI CTO, Matt Reath.

As Cable Architecture and Strategy CSE, Kempen will play a role in developing and implementing CCI’s cable strategy, with emphasis on Tier 2-4 service providers (SP). He has worked with cable operators around the world in developing a planned strategy that migrates the network based on customer and service requirements. This includes technology, service and architecture migrations that help operators effectively transition toward a Next-Gen IP video platform. His specializations include solution architecture, service and bandwidth modeling and migration, service & technology transition strategy, cost analysis and construction/operational impact analysis, with experience in developing Optical, HFC, X-PON and FTTx solutions.

“CCI has been doing great things for services provider networks for a long time. Customers know they can come to CCI to get the job done right.” Kempen noted. “The cable operator market is about to go through a major transformation which presents an enormous opportunity for CCI. I am excited to help CCI become not only a leader in implementation, but a thought leader in the industry, where customers come to CCI to figure out ‘what to do’. As we engage customers at the strategic level on developing solutions and a long term plan, the value of CCI to the customer will vault to the top of the value pyramid; and will entrench us as a partner and solution provider to the customer for years to come.”

Kempen joins CCI after 16 years with Cisco as an Architecture Specialist and Consultant, where he worked with customers at the operational layer, as well as the strategic level, giving him a unique perspective and understanding of the requirements cable operators have when looking for solutions.

While holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Science and Management, Kempen has also earned multiple Cisco certifications, including Cisco Certified PM, Cisco certification in networking and the Advanced Sales Masters Certification.

About CCI Systems, Inc.
CCI Systems is the nation’s premier start-to-finish solutions provider of communication network services. With nearly 60 years of experience engineering, constructing, integrating and operating complex networks, CCI Systems can deliver flexible, custom solutions for all network platforms. For more information visit www.ccisystems.com or call 800-338-9299.