NCTA Announces National Show Panelists


The National Cable & Telecommunications Association announced general-session participants at its 2005 National Show, the NCTA’s 54th Annual Convention and International Exposition, April 3-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Among the speakers:

• Opening General Session,April 3, 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. (PST), “From Baud Band to Broadband”: Paul Allen, chairman, Vulcan Inc.; Thomas Rutledge, chief operating officer, Cablevision Systems Corp.; Jerry Yang, cofounder and “Chief Yahoo,” Yahoo! Inc.; and a senior executive fromElectronic Arts Inc.

• Monday General Session, April 4, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.,“Attack of the Empowered Consumer: Understanding New Media Markets”; John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems Inc.; Robert Iger, president and COO, The Walt Disney Co.; Jonathan Miller,chairman and CEO, America Online Inc.; Brian Roberts, CEO, Comcast Corp.; Eric Schmidt,chairman and CEO, Google.

• Tuesday General Session, April 5, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m., “Good Things Come in Small Packets: How IP is Changing Communications”: Glenn Britt, chairman and CEO, Time Warner Cable; Rob Glaser, chairman and CEO, RealNetworks Inc.; Len Lauer,president and COO, Sprint Corp.; James Robbins, CEO, Cox Communications Inc.

• Closing General Session, April 5, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., “Hollywood Squires: Entertainment & The New Rules”: Jeffrey Bewkes, chairman, entertainment and network group, Time Warner Inc.; Peter Chernin, president and COO, News Corp.; Jeffrey Katzenberg, film producer and cofounder, DreamWorks SKG; and Robert Wright, chairman and CEO, NBC Universal.

“Cable’s broadband platform has fueled the growth of countless new products and services that lay the foundation for future innovation,” Comcast COO and 2005 National Show chairman Steve Burke said in a prepared statement.

“The unprecedented lineup of general-session speakers at this year’s National Show features many of the individuals directly responsible for spurring America’s broadband revolution,” he added.