Despite the slumping economy and the snowy weather last week, SCTE Cable-Tec Expo drew 9,000 attendees in Denver.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers said last week’s attendance figures were down 18 percent from the previous edition the year before in Philadelphia, and down 11 percent from when Expo was held in Denver in June 2006.
It was the first time SCTE Cable-Tex Expo shared the stage with other events and organizations, such as the Cable Hall of Fame dinner and CTAM Summit, but the snow no doubt made it a memorable event for some attendees, and even Denver-area locals.
“Undeterred by its shift to a new fall timeframe, a sluggish economy and a heavy snowstorm, Expo once again delivered the focused engineering and operational information that its attendees have come to expect,” said SCTE President and CEO Mark Dzuban. “Our attendees braved assorted adverse conditions to touch the technology, keeping the show floor and technical workshops buzzing with enthusiasm throughout the convention center here in Denver.”
Looking ahead, the SCTE will conduct Expo 2010 Oct. 20-22 in New Orleans with Cox Communications’ Scott Hatfield serving as the Expo 2010 Program Committee chairman. Hatfield is executive vice president and CTO of Cox.
Hatfield is responsible for Cox’s integrated technology organization, which includes all aspects of information technology and engineering. He is charged with the design, development, operation and continuous improvement of a seamless technology platform to power Cox’s products and services – including video, data, wireline voice and wireless.
Hatfield is also charged with all of Cox’s internal systems, including systems for customer care and enterprise operations.
Cox reorganized its executive team after former CTO Chris Bowick retired this year.