Network engineering leaders from Comcast, Charter, Cox, Shaw and Denmark’s Stofa will headline the speakers at a seminar focused on Distributed Access Architectures (DAA), which will help kick off this year’s SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta on Oct. 22.
A follow-up to last year’s Remote PHY seminar at the Expo in Denver, this year’s event will address the ability of DAAs and the Headend Rearchitected as a Datacenter (HERD) to drive cost efficiencies, decrease time to market and increase customer satisfaction. The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers says more than 600 attendees are already registered.
Speakers include Kevin Kwasny, principal enter for Charter Communications; Rob Howald, VP of network architecture for Comcast; Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of advanced technologies for Cox Communications; Jamie Brown, director of network technologies for Shaw Communications; and Kjeld Balmer, head of network technology for Stofa A/S.
On the vendor side, speakers include Arris’ Tom Cloonan, CTO for network solutions, and Mike Emmendorfer, VP of systems engineering and architecture; Peter Wolff, VP of wireline product management for Casa Systems; John Chapman, CTO of cable access and fellow at Cisco; Asaf Matatyaou, VP of solutions and product management at Harmonic; Barak Hermesh, owner of network technology for the Intel Network Platforms Group; Steven Krapp, technical marketing director at MaxLinear; Jeff White, head of cable strategy and business development at Nokia; Timon Sloane, VP of marketing and ecosystem from the Open Networking Foundation; and Colin Howlett, VP of architecture for Vecima Networks.
The event is jointly sponsored by CableLabs, which will also have two technologists present—Doug Jones, principal architect, and Jon Schnorr, lead engineer for network technologies.