SCTE Picks Top MSO Execs For Expo 2012 Roundtable


An all-female lineup of four senior cable-technology execs will take the stage for the opening session of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ Cable-Tec Expo 2012 next month in Orlando, Fla.

The scheduled speakers on the panel, which will cover a range of technology and operations issues, are: Nomi Bergman, president of Bright House Networks (pictured); Charlotte Field, Comcast senior vice president of infrastructure and operations; Carol Hevey, executive vice president for Time Warner Cable’s East Region; and Yvette Kanouff, executive vice president of engineering and technology at Cablevision Systems.

The discussion will be moderated by Multichannel News columnist Leslie Ellis.

“The members of the ‘Technology and Operations Leadership’ panel represent some of the best minds in our industry,” said Jim Ludington, TWC’s executive vice president of network national operations and chairman of the Expo 2012 program committee. “Their collective insights will be invaluable in helping attendees envision the next-generation workforce and what tomorrow’s technology will look like, as well as what is needed to drive the innovation essential to our future success.”

Cable-Tec Expo 2012 is set to run Oct. 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center following a preconference event, the Digital Home Symposium, on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The 2012 CTAM Summit is scheduled for Oct. 14-16 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort.

Expo’s opening general session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The session's featured keynote speaker is Dean Kamen, the entrepreneur whose inventions include the Segway scooter, who will be interviewed by Time Warner Cable chief technology officer Mike LaJoie.

The program also will include a panel discussion of chief technology officers from small and midsize cable operators: Michael Giobbi, CTO of Armstrong Communications; Wade Holmes, vice president of technology for BendBroadband; Joseph D. Jensen, CTO of Buckeye CableSystem; and Kelly Rehm, technical operations manager and general manager of Massillon Cable TV/Clear Picture.