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Comcast's Schanz, analyst Kagan to moderate Expo opening session panels

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 8:20am
Mike Robuck

Comcast's John Schanz and industry expert Paul Kagan will bring their expertise to moderating roles during panels of the opening session at the SCTE Cable-Tex Expo next month in Atlanta.

Schanz, executive vice president of national engineering and technical operations for Comcast, will moderate a vendor partnership panel during the opening session, while Kagan, chairman and CEO of PK Worldmedia, is scheduled to moderate the MSO technology panel.

Participants on the MSO technology panel will include: Nomi Bergman, president of Bright House Networks; Jim Blackley, executive vice president of corporate engineering and technology at Cablevision Systems; Tony Werner, executive vice president and CTO of Comcast; Kevin Hart, executive vice president and CTO of Cox Communications; and Mike LaJoie, executive vice president and CTO of Time Warner Cable. 

Vendor partnership panelists are: Bob Stanzione, chairman and CEO of Arris; Bob McIntyre, CTO of the service provider group at Cisco; Justin Rattner, vice president and CTO of Intel Corp.; and Dan Moloney, president of Motorola Mobility.

"The support we've gotten from the highest levels of the MSO and vendor communities will provide opening session attendees with access to the vision and expertise of the industry's thought leaders," said Terry Cordova, senior vice president of Suddenlink and program chairman for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. "John Schanz and Paul Kagan will bring to their sessions keen understanding of the opportunities that lie ahead for our industry and the ability to engage the panelists in frank discussions about how cable can capitalize on new consumer trends and technology innovation."

The opening session is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15, with a welcome from SCTE President and CEO Mark Dzuban and opening remarks by Cordova. 

Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications, and Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility, will follow with a discussion on long-term approaches to meeting customers' needs. 

In addition to the opening session, the Nov. 15-17 Cable-Tec Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center will feature more than 40 sessions, comprising more than 70 individual presentations and addressing such imminent issues as leveraging IPTV and untethered devices; powering improved services for business customers; and evolving networks to provide more capacity, greater reliability and more efficient operations.

The complete list of workshops is available on the SCTE’s website.

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