Cable-Tec Expo: Altice’s Cordova, Charter’s Blackley to Co-Chair 2017 Confab

SCTE/ISBE has tapped Terry Cordova, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Altice USA, and Jim Blackley, EVP, engineering and information technology at Charter Communications, to co-chair the program committee for next year’s Cable-Tec Expo.

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Cable-Tec Expo 2017, set to run October 17-20 in Denver, will carry the theme, “The Big Deal,” and focus on new technology approaches that can power next-gen services, SCTE/ISBE said.

Cordova and Blackley will helm the creation of next year’s Expo program.

“Terry Cordova and Jim Blackley are at the epicenter of the trends that are shaping the future of our industry,” Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, said in a statement. “Their visions of how to implement transformative customer experiences are pivotal both to the product roadmaps of technology partners and to the development of SCTE/ISBE training that has a material effect on operators’ bottom lines.”

“At Altice USA, we are focused on investing in innovation and technology and commend SCTE/ISBE’s commitment to applied science, which is accelerating the deployment of advanced technologies such as fiber to the home, Wi-Fi 3.0, and customer-focused platforms,” added Cordova.  “I look forward to working with Jim and the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 Program Committee to develop an agenda that aligns SCTE/ISBE’s educational strengths with operator needs.”

“The technologies being deployed today by Charter and other operators are greatly improving the video and communications experience our consumers enjoy,” said Blackley.  “By co-chairing the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 Program Committee, Terry and I will create a forum for the exchange of ideas that can more quickly and more efficiently bring new services to market and continue the rapid evolution of our industry.”