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Robert Cruickshank

Robert Cruickshank

CTO, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

Robert Cruickshank is a technology strategist, inventor, and implementer of broadband energy management systems.  A 40-year researcher in energy and telecommunications, Mr. Cruickshank started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories and is now developing energy network management applications with Cable Television Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Prior to receiving research funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Mr. Cruickshank was an operations architect and senior vice president at Cablevision Systems.  Prior to Cablevision, he provided strategic direction to design, develop and deploy ARRIS Operations & Business Support Systems.  He joined ARRIS as part of the acquisition of C-COR, which acquired Stargus, a network management company he cofounded to capitalize the operational capabilities of cable modems.

Mr. Cruickshank served as vice president, Broadband Internet Access at CableLabs, where he led the team creating the DOCSIS® world standard cable modem.  After recruiting visiting engineers, developing, and certifying the very first DOCSIS systems, Mr. Cruickshank served as vice president engineering and interim CTO of Road Runner High Speed Online, responsible for the design of broadband networks and data centers across the U.S. – while tripling the business annually.

Mr. Cruickshank has been granted numerous patents in transactive energy management, telecommunications network management and customer service management.  He received his Bachelor and Master of Science with honors in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He researches smart buildings, grids, and energy conservation systems at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He is an avid mechanic and pilot trained by the U.S. Air Force and Wyoming Air National Guard.

  • 14-Nov-2019
    Energy Management and Efficiency C&I Case Studies,
    • C&I Energy Users,
    Summit Programme


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