At the upcoming SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta in October, Dr. Bernardo Huberman, a technology pioneer and futurist whose inventions have affected business and residential behaviors, will be a special guest speaker during the Opening General Session on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Huberman, Fellow and vice president of the Core Innovation Team for CableLabs, will address how Silicon Valley and the cable and telecommunications industry can jointly leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to unlock new areas of growth. Huberman will discuss the opportunities around such areas as AI, data analytics, driverless vehicles and drones and network virtualization, as well as how Silicon Valley's energy management research aligns with the cable industry's Energy 2020 program.
"Cable and Silicon Valley play pivotal, complementary roles in transforming consumers' lives through technology," said Kevin Hart, executive vice president and chief product and technology officer for Cox Communications. "Dr. Bernardo Huberman's 360-degree view of innovation will sharpen our audience's focus on the breakthrough opportunities ahead and how our industry can capitalize on them."
"No infrastructure has been more foundational than the cable telecom network in helping connected technologies achieve scale," said Huberman. "To optimize time to market and ROI across the entire ecosystem, our industries must create an environment in which network evolution, industry standards and workforce skills are in step with technology innovation."
At CableLabs, Huberman leads innovation efforts in the areas of AI; PHY and MAC layer communications network technologies; and software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Previously, he was senior vice president and Senior Fellow at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and director of the Mechanisms and Design Lab at HP Labs.