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Cisco, Liberty Global Execs To Keynote SCTE Confab

Showgoers can expect a deep dive into the cloud paired with some international flair at this fall's Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo.

SCTE announced Tuesday that Rob Lloyd, president, development and sales of Cisco Systems, and Mike Fries, president and CEO of Liberty Global, have been tapped as keynoters for the confab, set to run September 22-25 in Denver.

During his keynote on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Lloyd, a 19-year veteran of Cisco, will discuss the evolution of the consumer experience and the role of the cloud in the emerging model, SCTE said.

The Fries’s keynote, set for Wednesday, Sept. 24, will come in the form of a conversation with Tony Werner, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Comcast Cable and chair of the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014 Program Committee. As the head of Liberty Global, Fries runs and international MSO with about 25 million customers.

“Rob Lloyd’s keynote remarks and Tony Werner’s conversation with Mike Fries will offer this year’s Cable-Tec Expo attendees truly advanced and global perspectives from three of the most influential executives who are shaping the future of cable,” said Daniel Howard, senior vice president and CTO of SCTE, in a statement. “These executives will provide the industry at large with valuable insights into how cable operators and vendors are working together in new ways to address the increasing competition and customer demand for new services, applications, platforms, architectures and speed in broadband networks – all of which will drive cable’s growth in the years to come.”

Last week, SCTE and CableLabs announced the speaker and panel lineup for a full-day “Symposium” focused on wireless and DOCSIS 3.1 that will take Monday, Sept. 22, in conjunction with the Cable-Tec Expo.