The theme for this year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (Sept. 19-22) in Philadelphia is “Creating Infinite Possibilities,” and in keeping with that theme, the consortium welcomes Chef Robert Irvine of the Food Network's hit show “Restaurant: Impossible,” as its keynote speaker at the annual SCTE Awards Luncheon.
For twenty seasons, Chef Irvine, as host of "Restaurant: Impossible," has been working with restaurants across America that are facing impending demise. On the show, with a limited budget and two days to work, he uses his creativity and resourcefulness to turn around a given eatery's fortunes.
As noted by SCTE, as a Comcast Business partner of ten years, Irvine knows the transformational role the right technology plays in powering enterprise possibilities.
Per an SCTE press release, "That is what makes [Irvine] uniquely suited to shared advice and true accounts from his vast and diversified experience with this year's [SCTE] award winners, and [to] answer the question: "When things seem impossible...what do you do?"
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo has been known globally for close to four decades as the preeminent venue for for thought leadership, engineering innovation, and pioneering business insights in the broadband cable and telecommunications technology sphere.
This year's in-person Expo will reunite thousands of technology professionals and thought leaders, and hundreds of innovative vendors for over 100 hours of learning, and a firsthand look at leading-edge broadband technologies.
During this year's Awards Luncheon, SCTE announced it will recognize the following distinguished individuals for significant contributions and innovations in the cable industry.
- Excellence in Standards Award winner Andy Scott (NCTA Vice President of Engineering)
- Chairman's Award winner Jon Pederson (Midco Chief Technology Innovation Officer)
- Excellence in Learning & Development Award winner Nathan Sidlinger (Mediacom Manager, Learning and Development)
- Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. Rising Leader Award winner Andrii Vladyka (Harmonic Technical Product Manager)
- Hall of Fame inductee Mark Adams (Cox Communications Director, Access Engineering and Architectures)
Also at this year's event, there will be special recognition of the local broadband technicians that support the industry's cable network through the International Cable-Tec Games.
A ticket to the SCTE Awards Luncheon is included with full conference registration. Exhibitors and attendees with floor passes may purchase a ticket to the luncheon on the Expo registration page.