Orlando -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced that Kevin Hart, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Cox Communications, will serve as program committee chairman for next year’s Cable-Tec Expo, scheduled for Sept. 18-20, 2013, in New Orleans.
Hart succeeds Jim Ludington, executive vice president, network national operations for Time Warner Cable, as program committee chair.
Kevin Hart’s deep background in IT is indicative of how new technologies are changing the skill sets of cable engineering and operations professionals,” SCTE president and CEO Mark Dzuban commented. “We’re grateful to Kevin for accepting the role of program committee chair for Cable-Tec Expo 2013, and look forward to working with him to develop strong education content for our industry’s next-generation workforce.”
“Advances in technology, new consumer behavior and our own desire to excel have quickened the pace of change in cable engineering,” Hart said in a prepared statement. “My goal for the Cable-Tec Expo 2013 Program Committee is simple and straightforward: to drive the development of a technology educational agenda that can maximize future success for our industry and our workforce.”
Prior to joining Cox in April 2011, Hart was chief information officer of 4G wireless broadband provider Clearwire. Before that he was as CIO of Level 3 Communications and served as the global leader and vice president of Capgemini Consulting’s Telecom, Media, Entertainment and OSS practice. He began his career with SBC Communications.