SCTE releases Innovation Theater lineup

The Innovation Theater at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta will feature more than a dozen panels and presentations by CEOs, CTOs ...

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The Innovation Theater at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta will feature more than a dozen panels and presentations by CEOs, CTOs and other thought leaders from Tuesday, Oct. 23, through Thursday, Oct. 25. The schedule of Innovation Theater panels and presentations includes:

Tuesday, Oct. 23

  • Off The Beaten Path: Strategies For Success In Small, Midsize and Rural Markets - Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association; Rich Fickle, President and CEO, National Cable Television Cooperative; Matt Polka, President and CEO, American Cable Association. Moderator: Mike Grebb, Publisher, Cablefax. (Noon - 12:30 p.m.)
  • Welcome to the Gigabit Generation - Charlie Vogt, President and CEO, ATX Networks; Jay Lee, Chief Product Officer, Access Networking, ATX Networks. (12:45 - 1:15 p.m.)
  • CBRS: The Future is Here - Charles Cheevers, CTO, CPE, ARRIS; Mehmet Yavuz, CTO, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company. Moderator: Duncan Potter, Senior Vice president, Marketing, ARRIS. (1:30 - 2:00 p.m.)
  • L&D Panel: Vision of the Future of Technical Training and Education - Tom Adams, Executive Vice President, Field Operations, Charter Communications; Walter Landry, Director of Technology Learning Strategy, Cox Communications; Dr. Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer and Senior Vice President, Comcast. Facilitator: Dr. Jessica Briskin, Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University. (2:15 - 2:45 p.m.)
  • Creating a Fabric to Simplify and Automate the Metro Networks - Amit Bhardwaj, Director of Product Management, Juniper Networks. (3:00 - 3:30 p.m.)
  • The Cable Center: Women in the C-Suite - Julie Laulis, Chairman, CEO and President, Cable ONE; Emily Ward, Chairman, CEO and President, AlcaCruz. Moderator: Jana Henthorn, President and CEO, The Cable Center. (3:45 - 4:15 p.m.)

Wednesday, Oct. 24

  • ONAP Discovery Kit - Oren Marmur, Vice President, Head of NFV, Amdocs Open Network. (1:15 - 1:45 p.m.)
  • RDK Open Source Project - Jason Briggs, Senior Director, RDK; Charles Cheevers, CTO, Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS; Albert Dahan, CTO, Metrological. Moderator: Leslie Ellis, President, Ellis Edits. (2:00 - 2:30 p.m.)
  • Expanding Your Access Network for Growing Demand - Catherine McNaught, Manager, Emerging Applications, Corning Optical Communications. Moderator: Kevin Bourg, Director, Optical Network Architect, Corning Optical Communications. (2:45 - 3:15 p.m.)
  • Smart Cities Really Are - Steve Wimsatt, Senior Director, Business Development, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company. Moderator: Duncan Potter, Senior Vice President, Marketing, ARRIS. (3:30 - 4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, Oct. 25

  • L&D International Panel: Future of Technical Training/Education and You - Hugo Castillo, Technical Training Manager, Cable Onda and Roberto López, Manager of Technical Learning and Industry Outreach, Telecom Argentina SA. (9:30 - 10:00 a.m.)
  • The Power of Self Learning and AI for Field Service - Steven Knight, Principal Solution Engineer, Oracle. (10:15 - 10:45 a.m.)
  • The Cable Node of the Future Is Intelligent, Modular and Scalable - Ed Dylag, Market Development Manager, Intel Network Platforms Group. (11:00 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Cable Center Customer Centricity Consortium (C5) and Cable Solutions Through Design Thinking - Kimberly Gibson, Senior Director, Customer Operations, Cable ONE; Scott Wise, Vice President, Contact Center Operations, Cox Communications; Todd Barber, Sales Director, CallMiner. Moderator: Dr. Charles Patti, Cox Endowed Professor of CX and Senior Fellow, The Cable Center. (11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
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