Cable Show Schedule: May 21

The Cable Show 2012 Schedule
Monday, May 21, 2012 • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center • Boston

All events at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., unless otherwise indicated. For the latest information, visit, where you can download the convention's mobile app.

Exhibitor Registration: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Level 1, North Lobby
Delegate Registration: Noon to 5 p.m., Level 1, North Lobby
Media Registration: Noon to 5 p.m., Media Center, Room 104 West
Cable Courtyard: Noon to 5 p.m., Level 1, North Lobby
International Business Center: Noon to 5 p.m., Room 204 West

7 - 9 a.m.
Christians in Communications Prayer Breakfast
Room 205A West
To register for this event, email

7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Cable Center's Academic & Cable Telecommunications (ACT) Forum
Room 254 East
To register for this event, contact The Cable Center's Dolly Wolf at

7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
NCTA & NCSL "Cable Academy" for State Officials
(Invitation only)
Harbor Ballroom, Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street

10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom, Level 3

Convention Co-Chairs Welcome
Philip Kent, chairman/CEO, Turner Broadcasting System
Neil Smit, president/CEO, Comcast Cable and EVP, Comcast

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

Michael Powell, president/CEO, NCTA

Opening General Session
Erin Burnett, Chief Business & Economics Correspondent and Anchor, Erin Burnett OutFront, CNN
Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO, AOL
Glenn Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable
David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery Communications

11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
NCTA Finance & Operations Committee Meeting
Committee Members Only

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

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Live From Imagine Park
02: Putting the You in UX: Media Gets Personal
Imagine Park

Will Richmond, Editor/Publisher, VideoNuze
Adriana Waterston, Horowitz Associates; Gemini Waghmare, UXP Systems; Brendan Paddick, Columbus Communications; Carey Sonsino, CableLabs; John Carlucci, Alticast; Nick Thexton, NDS; and James Field, NDS

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
WICT Signature Lunch
Separate ticket purchase required
Westin Waterfront

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Program
"Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities?"
Room 154 East
Tickets for this event are $75.00 each; Cable Show registration required. Tickets may be purchased at:

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Spring Technical Forum
03: Your Wish is its Command: New Possibilities for Technology Interfaces
Room 157AB East
Craig Cuttner, HBO
Amit Bagga, Comcast Cable; Navneeth Kannan, Motorola Mobility; Michael McMahon, Charter Communications; Simon Parnall, NDS; Ben Weinberger, DigitalSmiths

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Live From Imagine Park
04: Speed to Market: Enabling Faster Innovation Cycles
Imagine Park
Host: Leslie Ellis, Multichannel News columnist/tech consultant
Guests: Chris Cholas, Time Warner Cable; David Colter, Charter Communications; Kurt Hoppe, LG Electronics; Lakshmi Mandyam, ARM; Steve Reynolds, Comcast Cable; Edgar Villalpando, ActiveVideo Networks

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Live From Imagine Park
05: Evolve - Take 1: Pushing Products and Platforms to New Levels
Imagine Park
Host: Stewart Schley, industry author/analyst
Guests: Tom Beauregard, UnitedHealth Group; Frank Gallagher, Cable in the Classroom; Jared Headley, Cisco Systems; Deneen Vojta, UnitedHealth Group; Greg Von Der Ahe, Time Warner Cable

1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
NCTA Annual Membership Meeting
Members only
Room 254A East

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
NCTA Board Meeting
Board members only
Room 253C East

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Educational Sessions
06: Street Smarts: Investment Analysts on the State of the Media ... and the Markets
Room 151AB East
Moderator: Irene Esteves, Time Warner Cable
Speakers: John Hodulik, UBS Investment Bank; Doug Mitchelson, Deutsche Bank Securities; Craig Moffett, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.; Marci Ryvicker, Wells Fargo Securities

07: View from the Hill: Commerce Committee Staffers on Communications Policy
Room 153A East
Speakers: To be announced

Plenary Session
08: Glass Act: Video, Viewers and Television's Changing Picture
Room 153BC East
Host: Mark Robichaux, Multichannel News
Speakers: Ian Blaine, thePlatform; Dan Moloney, Motorola Mobility

09: Planet Video: New Directions in Television Content and Delivery
Room 156AB East
Moderator: Yinka Adegoke, Reuters
Speakers: Coleman Breland, Turner Network Sales; Sahar Elhabashi, Conde Nast Entertainment Group; Irv Kalick, Google; Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, Discovery Communications

10: Global Perspective: A Conversation with Ambassador Phil Verveer
Room 156C East
Speaker: U.S. Ambassador Philip Verveer, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy

Spring Technical Forum
11: Redefining High-Definition: Implications of Ultra HD for Cable Providers
Room 157AB East
Moderator: Tony Werner, Comcast Cable
Speakers: Rob Howald, Motorola Mobility; Jonathan Kervec, Technicolor; Mark Schubin,; Yasser Syed, Comcast Cable

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
NCTA CablePAC Committee Meeting
Committee members only
Room 255 East

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
NCTA Corporate Counsel Meeting
By invitation only
Room 258B East

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
12: In Plain Sight: Effective Marketing to Black Consumers
Room 151AB East
Produced in partnership with Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau
Speakers: To be announced

13: View from the Hill: Judiciary Committee Staffers on Communications Policy Room 153A East
Speakers: To be announced

14: Is this Hotspot Taken? New Directions in Cable's Mobility Play
Room 153BC East
Moderator: Maggie Reardon, CNET News
Speakers: Len Barlik, Cox Communications; Tom Nagel, Comcast Cable; John Pascarelli, Mediacom Communications; Mike Roudi, Time Warner Cable

Spring Technical Forum
15: Strategy Central: The Intersection of Tech, Money and Vision Room
156AB East
Moderator: Leslie Ellis, MCN columnist/tech analyst
Speakers: Kevin Hart, Cox Communications; Michael Lee, Rogers Ventures Partners; Peter Stern, Time Warner Cable; J.R. Walden, Mediacom Communications; Tony Werner, Comcast

16: Class Act: Deepening the Education Connection
Room 156C East
Moderator: Rob Stoddard, NCTA
Speakers: Kelli Campbell, Discovery Education; Richard Culatta, U.S. Department of Education; Libby O'Connell, A&E Networks; Bret Perkins, Comcast

17: Opportunity of a Lifetime: Creating Long-Term Value through Customer Optimization
Produced in partnership with The Cable Center
Room 157AB East
Moderator: Jana Henthorn, The Cable Center
Speakers: Stephen Field, Amdocs; Ron Rizzuto, University of Denver; Graham Tutton, Comcast Cable
Reactor: Gibbs Jones, Suddenlink

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
NCTA Programmer Committee Meeting
Committee members only
Room 254A East

4 p.m.-5 p.m.
NCTA RSSO Committee Meeting
Committee members only
Room 254B East

4:30 - 5 p.m.
Live from Imagine Park
18: Startup Alley: Inside Boston's Thriving Innovation District
Imagine Park
Guests: New England-area startups

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Cable Show International Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Cisco. By invitation only
Lobby adjacent to Room 203 West

5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
Marriott Copley Place
Separate ticket purchase required. Visit to purchase tickets.