NCTA, CableLabs, SCTE/ISBE CEOs to Share Stage at Cable-Tec Expo

The presidents and CEOs of three industry organizations will share the stage in a joint panel at Cable-Tec Expo 2018, set for Oct. 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The panel, to be part of the show’s opening general session on Tuesday, Oct. 23, will feature Michael Powell, president and CEO of the NCTA — The Internet & Television Association; Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs; and Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, the organization that’s putting on the annual event.

The panel, titled, An Integrated Circuit: Closing the Links Between Innovation, Deployment and ROI, will be moderated by Tony Werner, president, technology and product, Comcast Cable.

SCTE/ISBE announced last week that Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications, will keynote the show’s opening general session.

Kevin Hart, EVP and chief product and technology officer of Cox, is serving as program chair for this year’s Cable-Tec Expo.

Last fall’s Cable-Tec Expo in Denver drew 8,800 registered attendees.

“The cable industry’s leadership in deploying new technologies has been a cornerstone of our mission to provide consumers with services that make their lives better,” Powell, said in a statement. “As technology continues to transform connectivity and entertainment, our organizations will lay the foundation for rapid implementation of next-generation products that will continue to meet consumer demand.”

“When we look at the next 10 years, we see tremendous opportunities not only for cable but for cable’s impact on healthcare, education, automotive, and any industry that requires access to high-speed broadband,” added McKinney. “The close relationship with NCTA and SCTE•ISBE helps the industry deploy CableLabs’ innovations to the benefit of those customers.”

“SCTE•ISBE’s applied science mission is fundamental to bringing the vision of NCTA’s members and CableLabs’ innovators to life,” said Dzuban. “Our collaboration with both organizations has spurred development of training, certification, and standards that have helped to accelerate the time-to-market and ROI for products that are maintaining cable’s competitive edge.”