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Henning Schulzrinne to Return to FCC as CTO, Senior Tech Adviser; Tom Wheeler Comments

Henning Schulzrinne
Henning Schulzrinne

Henning Schulzrinne, who previously served as chief technology officer at the Federal Communications Commission, will return to FCC as CTO and senior adviser for technology at the agency’s office of strategic planning and policy analysis.

Schulzrinne will succeed FCC CTO Scott Jordan, who is set to leave the agency in December, FCC said Wednesday.

“With complex technical challenges such as broadband privacy and confronting robocalls and spoofing, I am grateful both that Henning has agreed to return and that he and Scott will overlap for a time,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Schulzrinne joined FCC in 2011 as chief technologist and has continued as a part-time adviser when he left the agency in 2014.

He contributed to the development of the voice over internet protocol and Session Initiation Protocol and currently serves as Levy professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Jordan was appointed CTO at FCC in 2014 after he served as computer science professor at the University of California in Irvine.

Wheeler said Jordan has agreed to extend his stay at FCC to continue his work on broadband privacy and set-top box proceedings.

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