NCTA, SCTE note speakers for Cable 2002, Summit
Potentially reversing what could have been a trend toward non-participation in industry trade shows, all major cable programming networks will attend Cable 2002, the 51st Annual Convention and International Exposition, says the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.
NCTA also secured a lineup for the general session, slated for May 7. The panel will include Peter Chernin, president and COO of News Corp. and Fox Group Chair and CEO; Tom Freston, MTV Networks chair and CEO; Discovery Communications Inc. Founder, Chair and CEO John Hendricks; Walt Disney Co. President, COO and Director Robert Iger; and Jamie Kellner, chair and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
The event also will keep the executive suites on the exhibition floor, with 14 networks taking the suites and 31 staying with traditional exhibit booths.
The event will be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from May 5 to May 8.
Separately, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers says it will host a free keynote address at Cable 2002. Motivational speaker Michael Morgan will speak at 2:15 p.m., May 7, as part of SCTE's Broadband Knowledge Summit, a conference for training, customer care, human resources and safety pros, it says. The summit is being held May 7 through May 9 in conjunction with Cable 2002.
Morgan's keynote, Don't Pass Us By! How to Keep Your Technical Staff Trained on Emerging Technologies, will cover tips and advice on updating technical staff.