Expo Opening Session to focus on "Near Future"

During the Opening General Session of the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2019 in New Orleans, Dean Kamen, executives from Intel and FedEx, and a number of cable ...

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During the Opening General Session of the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2019 in New Orleans, Dean Kamen, executives from Intel and FedEx, and a number of cable visionaries will spotlight the near future impact of 10G and other services.

Kamen, founder of the FIRST international youth organization dedicated to science and technology and creator of the iBOT Personal Mobility Device and other inventions, will explore potential market applications - such as telehealth and robotics - for the next wave of cable services. Kamen, who previously addressed Expo in 2012, will be joined in conversation with Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs.

The Opening General Session will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 1 in the Great Hall of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with an opening presentation by Cable-Tec Expo co-chairmen Tom Adams, executive vice president, Field Operations, for Charter Communications and Bill Warga, vice president, Technology, for Liberty Global. In addition to Kamen's conversation with McKinney and remarks by SCTE/ISBE President and CEO Mark Dzuban, the event will feature:

  • Innovation and Regulation: Washington's Role in the 10G Future, an inside-the-beltway view from Michael Powell, president and CEO of the NCTA, of how legislators, regulators and technologists can work together to improve America's broadband infrastructure.
  • 10G: The Next Great Leap for Broadband, a discussion of the technical underpinnings of 10G between Bob Ferreira, general manager of Intel's Connected Home Strategy and Technology Office and Tony Werner, president, Technology, Product and Xperience, Comcast.
  • Delivering the Future, keynote remarks by Preetha Vijayakumar, vice president, Enterprise Network and Communications Services, for FedEx, who will focus on how new technologies - enabled by cable's 10G initiative - are creating new opportunities for FedEx delivery systems.

"The mission all of us share is to harness the power of broadband to enhance how consumers live, work, learn and play," said Dzuban. "Cable innovation truly is the gateway that enables high-tech experiences to come to life."        

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