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Balan Nair To Chair 2015 SCTE Cable Tec-Expo

Denver – Cable Tec-Expo – Balan Nair, the executive vice president and chief technology officer of Liberty Global, has been tapped to serve as the program committee chairman for the 2015 Cable-Tec Expo, set to run from October 13-16 in New Orleans.

In that role, Nair will play a central role in programming the event, including the development of educational content the subject matter for the pre-conference symposium on Oct. 13. Nair will also take on the task as the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers looks to expand its international scope, including the recent creation of the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), a brand and program that aims to globalize and unify SCTE’s training and certification resources.

Nair succeeds Tony Werner, the EVP and CTO of Comcast Cable, as program committee chairman.

“Balan Nair and Liberty Global have been unparalleled in spearheading the internationalization of cable technology,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE, in a statement. “His experiences in the global marketplace will bring a unique perspective that will help us to grow the value of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo for the cable industry in the United States and abroad.”

“The educational resources of SCTE and the thought leadership of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo are accelerating the advancement of cable knowledge worldwide,” added Nair. “A key objective of the Cable-Tec Expo 2015 Program Committee will be to identify the technologies that will take cable into the future, and to create an agenda that prepares our industry to maximize the value of the changes ahead.”

Liberty Global, an operator that serves 47 million homes worldwide, is a member of SCTE’s Corporate Alliance Program, an initiative launched in April that provides additional training and education tools to operator and vendor partners and aims to boost the society’s membership base.