In his role as CTO of CPE Solutions, Charles Cheevers is responsible for the two-to-five-year technology vision of ARRIS's CPE business and the evolution of home gateways, STB and user interaction with all digital services. He is charged with defining the architecture for CPE devices, cloud-to-ground solutions, and developing customer "digital life" requirements.
Mr. Cheevers was previously ARRIS CTO, Europe and VP of Multimedia Products responsible for the ARRIS EdgeQAM business from 2008 to 2010.
From 2003 to 2008 Mr. Cheevers held the position of GM of ARRIS R&D facility in Cork Ireland and was responsible for development of Cadant C3 CMTS and D5 Universal EdgeQAM products. Before joining ARRIS Inc, Mr. Cheevers was Vice President of Engineering of Com21 Inc where he was responsible for all Com21 Headend and CPE products.
Before joining Com21, Mr. Cheevers held Senior Management positions for Apple Computer Inc and QC Data Inc. Mr. Cheevers began his career as a university lecturer in Computer Science and holds a first-class honors degree in Computer Science. Mr. Cheevers has worked for the last fourteen years in the cable Industry developing DVB and DOCSIS headend and CPE solutions and products and most recently has been focused on convergent solutions for the network and home through all-IP delivery. He is also a recipient of the 2006 and 2011 Cable and Satellite Euro50 award for his contributions to cable technology and a top 5 shortlisted nominee in 2011.