CCTA announces Western Show speaker lineup

Thu, 11/08/2001 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

The California Cable Television Association pulled out some high-impact bait to reel in 2001 Western Show attendees. The organization, which hosts the show, just announced its speaker and moderator lineup.

Tuesday's session, See Change! The Many Flavors of Interactive TV, will be moderated by Jim Louderback, VP and editorial director at TechTV. Session speakers are OpenTV CEO James Ackerman, Mixed Signals Technologies CEO and President Caroline J. Beck, Insight Communications President Michael Willner, and TiVo Inc. CEO Michael Ramsay.

MSNBC's host of Hardball, Chris Matthews, will moderate Wednesday's general session, Seeing Your Business Change! Coping with Rough Waters.

The session's eight-member panel includes Jones International Chair, President and CEO Glenn R.Jones; Broadway Television Network Chair Kay Koplovitz; AOL Time Warner Cable Chair and CEO Glenn Britt; Mediacom Communications Corp. Founder, Chair and CEO Rocco B. Commisso; Charter Communications President and CEO Carl Vogel; and AT&T Broadband President and CEO William T. Schleyer. TViFusion Chair and CEO Jeffrey Reiss and Myhren Media Inc. President Tyrgve Myhren also will speak.

Thursday, Court TV anchor Catherine Crier will moderate See Change in the Economy: Looking at 2002 and Beyond. Speakers include AT&T Broadband Executive VP and COO Ron Cooper; Liberty Digital President Lee Masters; Adelphia Communications Corp. Executive VP, Treasurer and CFO Timothy J. Rigas, who also is vice chair, CFO, treasurer and director of the cableco's soon-to-be-spun-off Adelphia Business Solutions unit. Cox Communications CEO James O. Robbins also will speak, as will Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Inc. Senior Research Analyst Tom Wolzien.


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