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SCTE honours Brent Innes of Rogers with Young Canadian award


February 15, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

February 15, 2011

Brent Innes, a senior network planner with Rogers Communications, has
been awarded the SCTE Young Canadian Engineering Professional of the
Year Award for 2011, as announced by the Society of Cable
Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
.

The third annual award honours outstanding technical achievements and contributions made to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry by a young Canadian engineering professional under the age of 35.

“Through professionalism, hard work, and dedication to his profession, Brent has shown himself to be a leader and model young Canadian engineer,” said Fujitsu Network Communications senior account manager John Steele, who nominated Innes for the award. “Brent is considered to be a huge asset by his management, peers, and customers and is, therefore, deserving of this award.”

Innes, 30, will receive his award at SCTE Canadian Summit 2011, set for March 8 – 9 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto. The Summit, now in its third year, will explore the impacts of integrating new technologies into existing cable infrastructures, and next-generation architectures.

“Brent has demonstrated he is capable of taking the leadership role in the complex design of some of the largest enterprise networks being built in Canada today,” said Steele, “all while showing the dedication to develop himself personally through acquiring his PEng (Professional Engineer credential) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.”

Innes has been a SCTE member since January 2010. He holds a computer engineering degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.