The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced yesterday that it has started organizing the development of technical implication papers.
When SCTE President and CEO Mark Dzuban took the reins earlier this year, he vowed to bring more of an engineering focus to the SCTE and its 13,000 members, which the new technical implication papers reinforce.
The papers, which are slated to be developed quarterly beginning in 2010, will explore the ramifications of the industry’s technical workforce segments implementing any of an assortment of hot-topic technologies, the SCTE said.
The SCTE will arrange authorship of the implication papers by issuing requests for proposals (RFPs) to its call for papers database and selecting the most qualified abstracts. Each implication paper must adhere to the quality standards of the SCTE Professional Development (SCTE Pd) brand and must attain SCTE Pd approval.
The papers will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the industry’s technical workforce segments, which consist of installer/field operations professionals, corporate/division managers and executive managers, including CEOs and CTOs.
“Like other SCTE Pd offerings, SCTE implication papers will facilitate an important transfer of expert knowledge to our members, equipping them with tangible information to keep them in front of the exciting engineering advancements in our industry,” Dzuban said. “Our members trust the SCTE Pd brand to deliver reliable facts and figures upon which they can make sound business and professional development decisions.”
The inaugural implication paper is called “Deploying Enhanced Media Services with MoCA” and was developed by Spirent Communications. Unlike future providers of SCTE implication papers, Spirent was specifically approached by the SCTE and asked to provide the first implication paper.