SCTE Touts Cable-Tec Expo Lead-Off Panel Lineup


Five top cable-technology execs will take the stage at during the Nov. 15 opening session of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers' Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta to discuss cable's "multiscreen future" among other topics.

The panelists are: Bright House Networks president Nomi Bergman; Cablevision Systems executive vice president of corporate engineering and technology Jim Blackley; Comcast chief technology officer Tony Werner; Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart; and Time Warner Cable CTO Mike LaJoie.

Also scheduled to speak in the opening session are Cox Communications president Pat Esser and Motorola Mobility chairman and CEO Sanjay Jha.

"More and more, technological innovation and consumer expectations are changing the very nature of cable telecommunications," Suddenlink Communications CTO Terry Cordova, chairman of the program committee for Cable-Tec Expo, said in announcing the slate of panelists. "We believe that the additions of Nomi Bergman, Jim Blackley, Tony Werner, Kevin Hart and Mike LaJoie to our opening lineup will provide unparalleled opportunities for Cable-Tec Expo attendees to learn more about the services that are on the horizon for the industry, and how cable networks can meet our future needs."

Cable-Tec Expo is set to run Nov. 15 to 17 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The conference will feature more than 40 sessions, comprising more than 70 individual presentations, on topics including IPTV, untethered devices, business services, and evolving network infrastructure.