A heavyweight lineup of telecommunications executives will discuss the implications of technological innovation during the opening general session of the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 in Philadelphia in September.
During the two-hour session on Sept. 27, attendees will hear C-level perspectives on the forces transforming pay TV. Speakers will include:
- Tony Werner, president, Technology and Product, for Comcast and chairman of the SCTE/ISBE board
- Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia and president of Nokia Bell Labs
- Bob Stanzione, executive chairman and chairman of the board of ARRIS
- Jim Blackley, executive vice president, Engineering and IT, Charter Communications
- Balan Nair, executive vice president and CTO, Liberty Global
- Zoran Stakic, executive vice president and CTO, Shaw Communications
Among the topics to be addressed during the opening session are: How innovation in workforce education and technology work hand-in-hand to build value for cable operators; the Future X Network and its implications for operators and technology partners; and how technological and business developments are shaping the future of the telecommunications industry.
"The organizational and technological changes that have swept the industry are creating new opportunities for cable operators and their technology partners," said Mark Dzuban, SCTE president and CEO. "The opening general session of SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 has been designed to enable attendees to hear from - and engage directly with - executives who are driving our industry into the future."