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SCTE Sets Cable-Tec Expo Workshops

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) have teed up more almost three dozen workshops for Cable-Tec Expo 2016, set for Sept. 26-29 in Philadelphia.

Workshop topics will span DOCSIS 3.1, cable’s new multi-gigabit platform for HFC network, 4K/Ultra HD, Big Data, machine learning, software defined Networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV, virtual reality, as well as the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020 program.

Among the engineering leaders on tap for the sessions include John Ulm of Arris, John Chapman of Cisco Systems, Rob Howald  of Comcast, and Jeff Finkelstein of Cox Communications.

The show’s agenda has been programmed by the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 Program Committee, chaired by John Schanz, executive vice president and chief network officer of Comcast Cable.

“John Schanz’s vision has played a key role in bringing transformative experiences to cable subscribers,” Chris Bastian, senior vice president and CTO of SCTE/ISBE, said in a statement. “His leadership and the hard work of the entire program committee have resulted in an agenda that offers real insight into the future of our industry and what it will take for us to achieve success.”

Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia and president of Nokia Bell Labs, will keynote Cable-Tec Expo 2016 the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will be part of the show’s opening general session at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.