Brian Markwalter is Senior Vice President of Research and Standards for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry and owner of the International CES.
Mr. Markwalter is responsible for overseeing CEA's ANSI-accredited standards development operation and extensive market research capability.
Under Mr. Markwalter's
hosts more than 70 committees, subcommittees and working groups that produce standards used in millions of consumer devices.
CEA standards are referenced by EPA, FCC and other government agencies
market research has a rich 75 year history producing objective research, tracking sales data and forecasting trends.
represents CEA's technical interests in industry and international venues related to digital television, broadband access, spectrum management, standards and intellectual property, smart grid and energy efficiency.
has participated in joint U.S.-China development programs on standards and presented at FCC workshops on a variety of subjects.
leadership in the industry is reflected through positions on the Advanced Television Systems Committee Board of Directors, IEEE
Consumer Electronics Society Administrative Committee, NTIA's
Online Safety and Technology Working Group, FCC's Technological Advisory Council
Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee and NIST's
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board.
Prior to joining CEA, Mr. Markwalter worked as Director at Intellon Corporation, a semiconductor company specializing in power line communications.
In this role, he helped develop and launch the technology adopted by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance for data networking over residential power lines and holds several patents in this area.
Mr. Markwalter holds BS and MS EE degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer.