EXTON, PA - An all-female panel of senior technology leaders discussing DOCSIS, migration to all-IP, bandwidth/capacity, wireless, and connected devices will kick off the opening session of the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 on October 17.
The Technology and Operations Leadership panel will explore a cross-section of technology and operations issues and features: Nomi M. Bergman, president, Bright House Networks; Charlotte Field, senior vice president–Infrastructure and Operations, Comcast Cable Communications; Carol Hevey, executive vice president, East Region, Time Warner Cable; and Yvette Kanouff, executive vice president, engineering and technology, Cablevision Systems Corp. The discussion will be moderated by analyst and Multichannel News columnist Leslie Ellis.
“The members of the ‘Technology and Operations Leadership’ panel represent some of the best minds in our industry,” said Jim Ludington, executive vice president, Network National Operations for Time Warner Cable and chairman of the Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Program Committee. “Their collective insights will be invaluable in helping attendees envision the next-generation workforce and what tomorrow’s technology will look like, as well as what is needed to drive the innovation essential to our future success.”
The panel will follow a keynote conversation between renowned entrepreneur and inventor Dean Kamen and Mike LaJoie, executive vice president and CTO of Time Warner Cable. In addition, a panel addressing the needs of small and mid-size operators will include: Michael Giobbi, CTO of Armstrong; Wade Holmes, vice president of technology for BendBroadband; Joseph D. Jensen, CTO of Buckeye Cablevision, Inc; Kelly Rehm, technical operations manager and general manager of Massillon Cable TV/Clear Picture Inc; and moderator Ken Wright, principal of Wright Solutions and technology advisor to NCTC.
SCTE will conduct the Opening General Session from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo will begin with pre-conference sessions and a companion event, the Digital Home Symposium, on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
From Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 17-19, Cable-Tec Expo will feature a full menu of educational opportunities, including: panel discussions featuring industry thought leaders; hundreds of hands-on, technology-centric exhibits; an extensive menu of robust and relevant technical workshops; the International Cable-Tec Games; the IP Challenge; and valuable learning that is driven by peer-to-peer interaction and networking. Special pavilions will address the delivery of digital content and services, as well as smart energy management.