SCTE/ISBE Sets General Session for Cable-Tec Expo 2016

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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global division, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), have set the general session lineup for Cable-Tec Expo 2016, set to take place next month in Philadelphia.

On tap to for opening remarks for a two-hour session scheduled to start September 27 at 8:30 a.m. ET is Tony Werner, president, technology and product for Comcast Cable and chairman of the SCTE/ISBE board of directors, followed by a keynote from Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia and president of Nokia Labs.

That will be followed by a panel featuring Bob Stanzione, executive chairman and chairman of the board at Arris; Jim Blackley, executive VP, engineering and IT at Charter Communications; Balan Nair, EVP and CTO of Liberty Global; and Zoran Stakic, EVP and CTO of Shaw Communications.

SCTE/ISBE said topics that will be addressed during the session will span how innovation in workforce education and technology are working together for the industry, the “Future X Network” and its implications for MSOs and their suppliers, and how technological and business developments are shaping the future of the telecommunications industry.

Operating under the theme, “Innovation Meets Here,” Cable-Tec Expo 2016 is slated for September 26-29 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event will also feature three two-day “Boot Camps” – one on DOCSIS 3.1, one on FTTx, and one on Wireless Broadband – to be held on Sunday, Sept. 25 and Monday, Sept. 26.

“The organizational and technological changes that have swept the industry are creating new opportunities for cable operators and their technology partners,” Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, said in a statement. “The opening general session of SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 has been designed to enable attendees to hear from—and engage directly with—executives who are driving our industry into the future.”