WICT’s 2012 Tech It Out Conference is designed to bring together thought leaders in technology from both inside and outside the cable industry. With its expanded hours, the Tech It Out Conference allows dedicated time for leadership training, as well as a guided group tour of select SCTE exhibits.

Stephanie Wilson, a NASA astronaut, and Vibha Rustagi, president and CEO of itaas, will each deliver keynote remarks, and the program will also feature Jennifer Yohe Wagner, vice president of strategic business procurement at Comcast. Recently named the 2012 Women in Technology Award honoree, Yohe Wagner will take part in a panel discussion to be moderated by Sherita Ceasar, vice president of national video deployment for engineering at Comcast. Additional featured panelists will include Marina Escobar, senior director of creative technology at ESPN, and Manjula Talreja, vice president of global cloud business development at Cisco.

The Tech It Out Conference will be held Oct. 18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando inside of SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo.