Cable Show: April 30 Schedule

The Cable Show 2014

Schedule of Events

Los Angeles Convention Center • 1201 S. Figueroa St.• Los Angeles, Calif.

Schedule subject to change. For updates, visit

Wednesday, April 30

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Exhibitor & Delegate Registration

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Media Registration

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Digital Lounge

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

International Business Center

8-9:30 a.m.

Multicultural TV Breakfast

Hosted by Multichannel News and B&C

Petree Hall, West Buliding

To purchase tickets, visit:

8-9:30 a.m.

CablePAC Breakfast

(Club members only)

JW Marriott, 900 S. Olympic Blvd.

Diamond Ballroom, Level 3

8-9:30 a.m.

Spring Technical Forum

16 From CDNs to Srreaming Clouds: Advanced Approaches for Video Delivery

Room 403B, Concourse


Tom Cloonan, Arris


Amit Eshet, Arris

Brian Field, Comcast Cable

William Hanks, Arris

John Horrobin, Cisco Systems

Douglas Howell, Comcast Cable

Andrey Kissel, Alcatel-Lucent

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cable Europe Breakfast Hosted by NCTA & Cable Europe

(sign-up required)

Room 406AB, Concourse

(Sponsored by Arris)

To sign up:

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Walter Kaitz Foundation’s Millenials Program

Room 514/518, West Building

For more information:

10 a.m.-11:20 a.m.

17: Wednesday General Session

West Hall

Welcome & Introduction

Rob Marcus, Time Warner Cable

Live from the Cable Show: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Thomas Wheeler, Federal Communications Commissioner

Great Expectations: A Macro View of Consumers, Content and Communications

Brian Roberts, Comcast

David Zaslav, Discovery Communications

From Fringe to Binge: Bringing Breakthrough Content to Every Screen


Lynnette Rice, West Coast news editor, Entertainment Weekly


Michelle Ashford, Creator/Writer/Executive Producer, Showtime’s Masters of Sex

Richard LaGravenese, Co-Creator/Writer/Executive Prodcuer, WE tv’s The Divide

Kurt Sutter, Creator/Writer/Producer/Actor, Sons of Anarchy, FX Networks

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Floor Open

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions

18: Elevating the Experience: New Ideas for Delivering Best-in-Class Service

Room 403A, Concourse

Host :

Jimmy Schaeffler, The Carmel Group


Andrew Aftelak, Arris

Viroopax Mirji, Infosys Technologies

Kevin O'Brien, Comcast Cable

Dinesh Pandurangan, TIERONE Inc.

Matt Smith, Concurrent

19 Now Playing on Any Screen: What’s Now and What’s Next in TV Everywhere

Room 40A, Concourse


John Lansing (CTAM)

Speakers :

Mike Angus, Time Warner Cable

Tamara Franklin, Scripps Networks Interactive

Ron Lamprecht, NBCUniversal

Jeremy Legg, Turner Broadcasting System

Matthew Strauss, Comcast Cable

20: Innovation Showcase: Bright Ideas for Advancing the State of the Art

Room 408B, Concourse

21: Feeding the Screens: Television Networks and the New Video Landscape

Room 411, Concourse


Meg James, The Los Angeles Times

Speakers :

Mike Biard, Fox Networks

Matt Bond, NBCUniversal

Shelley Wright Brindle, HBO

Tonia O'Connor, Univision Communications

Spring Technical Forum

22 Thinking Big: Data Extraction & Analysis for Improved Performance

Room 403B, Concourse


Ralph Brown, CableLabs

Speakers :

Bhavan Gandhi, ARRIS

Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

Brennen Lynch, Guavus

Hui Zhang, Conviva

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Live From Imagine Park

P05 Putting the YOU in UX/UE

Imagine Park


Leslie Ellis, Multichannel News

Speakers :

Gilles BianRosa, Fan TV

John Carlucci, Alticast

Peter Docherty, ThinkAnalytics

Mike Earle . aioTV

Mark Giesbers (Liberty Global)

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Live From Imagine Park

P06 The Connectivist Series: Tomorrow’s Television

Imagine Park

12:45-2 p.m.

NCTA Vanguard Awards and Lunch Ceremony

(Separate ticket purchase)

Concourse Hall

For tickets:

1-2 p.m.

Spring Technical Forum

23 The Big, Big Picture: Technology Implications of Ultra HD

Room 403B, Concourse


Chuck Pagano, ESPN


Indra Laksono, ViXS Systems

Wade Wan, Broadcom

Steven Weinstein, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Educational Sessions

24 Video Here, Video There: Solutions for Making Multiscreen Delivery Look Easy

Room 403, Concourse

Host :

Jimmy Schaeffler, The Carmel Group


Michael Bishara, Synacor

Corey Farrell, Comcast Cable

John Kavanagh, Synacor

Arun Ramaswamy, Nielsen

Kent Steffen, CSG Media

25: Where Policy Meets Precedent: FCC Legal Advisers Panel

Room 404AB, Concourse

26: Meet the New Consumer: Insights & Strategies for a Changing Media Marketplace

Room 408A, Concourse


Geoffrey Sands, McKinsey & Co.

Speakers :

Kristin Dolan, Cablevision Systems

Jennifer Dorian, Turner Entertainment Networks

Andrew Goldberg, Cox Communications

Marcien Jenckes, Comcast Cable

James Ryan, Liberty Global

27 An Evolution in Distribution: The New Face of Network Affiliate Marketing

Room 408B, Concourse

Moderator :

Jonathan Hargis, Charter Communications

Speakers :

Jamia Bigalow, Fox Networks

Chris Brush, Disney and ESPN Media Networks

Courtney Menzel, Discovery Communications

Laura Palmer, Showtime Networks

Rori Peters, TV One

28 Targeting Television’s Future: Addressable Advertising Strategies & Solutions

Room 411, Concourse

(Produced in partnership with CAB)


Sean Cunningham, Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau


Billy Farina, Cox Media

Joan Gillman, Time Warner Cable

Ben Tatta, Cablevision

Charlie Thurston, Comcast Spotlight

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Spring Technical Forum

29 My How You’ve Grown: Emerging Data Demand … and How to Satisfy It

Room 403B, Concourse


Dan Pike, GCI Cable


Ayham Al-Banna, Arris

Tom Cloonan, Arris

Mike Emmendorfer, Arris

Robert Howald, Comcast Cable

Venk Mutalik, Arris

3-3:45 p.m.

Live from Imagine Park

P07 TV: You’re In Charge

Imagine Park

Host :

Mari Silbey, Light Reading

Speakers :

Joseph Atkinson, PwC

Joshua Danovitz, TiVo

Lori Driscoll, PwC

John Lansing, CTAM

Joey Lesh, thePlatform

Ryan Spoon, ESPN

3-4 p.m.

Meeting of the Advisory Task Force on Veteran Talent in the Media Industry

(Invitation only)

Room 506, West Building

3:30-5 p.m.

NCTA Finance & Operations Committee Meeting

(members only)

Room 505, West Building

4-4:45 p.m.

Live From Imagine Park

P08 Anticipating Generation Next

Imagine Park

Host :

Stewart Schley, Stewart Schley Content LLC

Speakers :

Jeff Brooks, Arris

Deb Horan, Arris

Sandy Howe, Arris

Skylar Jackson, Entertainment Industries Council

Alex Swan, Arris

Christopher Thorpe, Philo

Christien Tinsley, Tinsley Transfers Inc & Tinsley Studio

4-5 p.m.

Educational Sessions

30 Cable IT in the Digital World: New, More, Better, Faster

Room 403A, Concourse

Moderator :

Paul Daugherty, Accenture

Speakers :

Scott Alcott, Comcast Cable

Bob Baskerville, Scripps Networks Interactive

Bob Putnam, Suddenlink Communications

Rob Smallwood, Cox Communications

31 Understanding a Changing Communications Landscape: FCC Bureau Chiefs Panel

Room 404AB, Concourse

32 Redefining the Network: SDN, Virtualization & Service Velocity

Room 406AB, Concourse

Moderator :

John Chapman, Cisco Systems


Alon Bernstein, Cisco Systems

Chris Donley, CableLabs

Jeff Finkelstein, Cox Communications

Kevin Noll, Time Warner Cable

33 Executive Perspectives: Growth Drivers for Cable Business Services

Room 408A, Concourse

Moderator :

Gemma Toner, Cablevision

Speakers :

Phil Meeks, Time Warner Cable

Steve Rowley, Cox Business

Bill Stemper, Comcast Cable

Kevin Stephens, Suddenlink

34 Binge Viewing Meets Big Data:

New Insights into Video Consumption

Room 408B, Concourse


Lisa Richwine, Reuters

Speakers :

Ron Geraci, Nickelodeon Group

Kim Lemon, Showtime Networks

Julie Piepenkotter, FX Networks

Tom Ziangas, AMC Networks

35 Home, Smart Home:

Illuminating Cable’s Newest Residential Connection

Room 411, Concourse


Michael Wolf, NextMarket Insights


Joe Appio, Mediacom Communications

Kristine Faulkner, Cox Communications

Gregg Grigaitis, Suddenlink Communications

Daniel Herscovici, Comcast Cable

Adam Mayer, Time Warner Cable

36 To the Hotspot & Beyond: Advanced Ideas for Cable Wireless Networks

Room 403B, Concourse

Moderator :

Yvette Kanouff, Cablevision Systems

Speakers :

Neeharika Allanki, CableLabs

Eli Baruch, Arris

Bernie McKibben, CableLabs

Dave Urban, Comcast Cable

4:30-9 p.m.

Cable Show Street Fair

LA Live


5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Live From Imagine Park

P09 The Future of Content Consumption

Imagine Park

Host :

Brian Stengel, Waller Capital Partners


David King Lassman, Vyclone

Lisa Marino, RockYou

Duncan Orrell-Jones, Slacker

Joseph Sumner, Vyclone

5-6 p.m.

NCTA CIO.IT Reception

South Building Foyer, Level 2

6-7:30 p.m.

Gala Celebration of Cable at The Chairman’s Reception

(invitation only)

Belasco Theater, 1050 Hill St.

(Sponsored by Revolt)