Chief Information Officers On Track For Cable Show

Complete Cable Show 2009 coverage from Multichannel News

The CIO.IT program at Cable Show '09 next month will feature presentations and discussion panels with nearly 30 senior information-technology executives.

Now in its fourth year, CIO.IT will feature five sessions and other networking events during at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's annual convention. The CIO.IT events are scheduled for Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

CIO.IT will include a keynote address by Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO Magazine, and four panel discussions:

"Stating the Case: Business Contributions of IT Management"

Panel to include:

• Moderator: Don Rippert, CTO, Accenture

• Andrew Baer, CIO, Comcast Corp.

• Frank Boncimino, SVP & CIO, Time Warner Cable

• Michael Gabriel, CIO & EVP Information Technology, HBO

• David Kline, CIO, Discovery Communications

"OSS & BSS: Transforming the Back Office to Capitalize on New Growth Opportunities"

Panel to include:

• Moderator: Michael Grebb, Executive Editor, CableFAX Daily, Access Intelligence

• Jim Anthony, VP - Strategic BSS, Comcast Corp.

• Gary Cronk, VP of Technology Strategy, Time Warner Cable

• Cliff Hagan, SVP Enterprise IT, Cablevision Systems Corp.

• Tom Vari, SVP & CIO, Rogers Cable

"Now Approaching Tomorrow: Technology Takes Me There"

Panel to include:

• Moderator: Gary Arlen, Arlen Communications

• Drew Fredrick, Sr. Director, IT & Technology, Travel Channel

Sree Kotay, Chief Architect and SVP of Software Engineering, Comcast Corp.

• Scott Teissler, CIO/CTO, CNN

• Bob Zitter, CTO, HBO

"Crafting the Code: Software's Rising Profile in Cable Operations"

Panel to include:

• Moderator: Jonathan Tombes, Editor, Communications Technology

• Jenifer Cistola, VP, Cable Information Services, CableLabs

• Chris Dressler, VP Technology Architecture, Cablevision Systems Corp.

• Kashif Haq, Strategic Execution Officer, CIO, CNO, Bright House Networks

• Scott Hatfield, CTO, Cox Communications

• Yvette Gordon-Kanouff, Chief Strategy Officer, SeaChange International

Sponsors of CIO.IT include Accenture, Oracle, Sigma Systems and SAP.