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Cable-Tec Expo: Cox’s Kevin Hart to Chair 2018 Show

Kevin Hart, executive vice president and chief product and technology officer for Cox Communications, is set to chair the Fall Technical Forum for SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, which heads back to Atlanta next year.

In that role, Hart will lead the committee that builds the Expo Fall Technical Forum, which includes an array of workshops on key industry engineering and business topics, and is a joint production of SCTE•ISBE, NCTA, and CableLabs.

Cable-Tec Expo 2018 is set for Oct. 22-25, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Hart, who chaired Cable-Tec Expo when the vent was held in Atlanta in 2013, takes over for co-chairs of this year’s show in Denver – Terry Cordova, vice chairman, business development-network and technology services, Altice USA; and Jim Blackley, executive vice president, engineering and information technology, Charter Communications.

“Year in and year out, Kevin Hart’s vision, commitment to excellence, and technology expertise have helped Cox be among the very best at transforming the lives of consumers,” Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE•ISBE, said in a statement. “Kevin’s leadership will be key to shaping an Expo program that will help to drive deeper understanding of the value of training, standards, and thought leadership as catalysts for improvement in operators’ bottom lines.”

“In a rapidly-shifting media landscape, it’s essential for cable to continue to prepare the technology workforce for the changes ahead,” said Hart, who took part in this year’s Multichannel News technology roundtable. “I look forward to working with the Cable-Tec Expo 2018 Program Committee to create an agenda that will provide SCTE•ISBE members and Expo attendees with the technical knowledge and industry insights they need to maintain our competitive edge well into the future.”

Before joining Cox, Hart was CIO of Clearwire and Level 3 Communications. He started his career with SBC Communications.