The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced speaker lineups for two discussion panels that will kick off the Cable-Tec Expo conference Oct. 20 in New Orleans.
The Technology Leadership Roundtable will feature four top industry executives: Steve Reynolds, Comcast senior vice president of customer premise equipment and home networking; Jay Rolls, Cox Communications senior vice president of technology; Mike Hayashi, Time Warner Cable's executive vice president of architecture, development, and engineering; and John Chapman, Cisco Fellow.
The panel -- to be moderated by Multichannel News technology columnist Leslie Ellis -- will cover how cable networks can keep pace with the needs of the "digital consumer," as well as how operators can migrate traditional linear and on-demand video to IP.
That will follow an engineering session, covering ways cable operators can deliver content to a wide range of devices in the networked home, moderated by Larry Socher, global lead in Accenture's Network Practice, Communications & High Tech Operating Group.
Speakers scheduled for the engineering panel are: Jean-Christophe McKeown, managed digital home lead for Accenture; Robert Howald, Motorola's CTO Office; Edmond Shapiro, NDS vice president of project delivery for the Americas; and industry consultant Walt Ciciora.
SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo is scheduled for Oct. 20-22 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.