Make the most of your 2017 Expo Experience

Offering four exciting days of critical learning, knowledge sharing and innovative thinking, the Cable-Tec Expo has become the must-attend annual gathering for telecommunication professionals from across the globe. From riveting keynote speakers and intriguing technology demonstrations to specialized workshops, this year’s program is full of fun, interesting and valuable information covering a host of topics.

Choose from 100-plus hours of partner activities, educational sessions and interactive exhibits—all while enjoying unparalleled networking access with over 10,000 industry colleagues representing more than 60 countries.

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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center - 14th Street Foyer

Exhibitor Registration Open

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Cable Center

One Day Immersion – Invitation Only

One Day Immersion (ODI) pulls back the curtain and shows college students, graduate-level candidates, and recent graduates how to advance from the classroom to the boardroom. Corporate partners engage with prospective leaders, and media executives share their industry expertise. This unfettered interaction among corporate partners, students, and top media executives ignites unlimited possibilities. Whether you’re an executive sharing career expertise, a young talent seeking advice and connections, or a corporate partner looking for new leaders and strong engagement, One Day Immersion is a must-attend event. All attendees receive a free Exhibit Hall pass to Cable-Tec Expo® 2017, exposing you to almost 400 exhibitors. Discover new services and creative innovations where you can touch the technology. ODI is open to all college students and recent graduates—at no charge! Vivek Khemka oversees the development and execution of technology strategy for DISH and Sling TV, and he manages DISH’s product roadmaps, video, online and mobile, user experience, broadband, and commercial products. Vivek also served as DISH’s interim chief marketing officer from November 2010 to June 2011. Read more about this special speaker. To learn more about One Day Immersion visit www.onedayimmersion.com/denver. SPEAKER: Vivek Khemka, Executive Vice President & CTO, DISH Network Sponsor: The Cable Center, SCTE•ISBE

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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center - 14th Street Foyer

Exhibitor & Attendee Registration Open

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 401/402

Remote PHY Seminar – Available with Full Conference Registration Only

Available with Full Conference Registration Only This is your opportunity to hear the Why, What, How, and When perspectives on the benefits of Remote PHY from an impressive line-up of industry leaders. MSOs are gearing up to begin deployments this year, and 2018 will see vast deployments of RPHY in North America and Europe. Comcast is currently developing and testing RPHY, leading to field trials in 3Q17, small-scale deployments in 4Q17, and full-scale deployments starting the first of the year. Other operators are now deploying RPHY in small scale, and many more are planning trials and deployments within the same timeframe. Sponsors: ARRIS, Cisco, Harmonic, Intel, Nokia, Technetix Breakfast Sponsors: ARRIS and VeEX LEARN MORE

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Cable Center

Communicating Across Cultural & Technical Differences

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Cable Center

The Cable Center Tours Available

Arriving early or staying after SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, stop by for a guided tour through cable’s past and get a glimpse into the future. Established as an educational nonprofit organization in 1985, The Cable Center plays an integral role in the cable industry. The Center's resources and information document cable's rich heritage, while The Cable Center programs and support help fuel the industry's progress. The Cable Center is located at 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, Denver CO 80210, a quick Light Rail trip away from downtown Denver.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 711

SCTE•ISBE Standards Program Interface Practices Subcommittee

Open to all members of the SCTE•ISBE Standards Program. To attend as a guest, please contact admin@standards.scte.org.

12:00 PM
Lone Tree Golf Course

26th Annual SCTE Golf Tournament

Don’t miss your chance to play in the 26th annual, SCTE sponsored, Golf Tournament. This year’s golf event will be played on Tuesday the 17th of October at Lone Tree Golf Club. The Lone Tree course will be available for the use of the SCTE Golf Committee and all properly registered tournament participants. Golfers will be teeing off at 12:00pm Appetizers will be provided after the tournament. Special event and raffle prizes will be given out during the awards ceremony. Reservations to participate in this event will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up early to help ensure you are able to get a space in this years’ event.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

Traffic Engineering Optimization I

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

Whether operating on HFC or PON or 5G infrastructures, future operator networks will be required to deliver 1+ Gbps services. These higher-SLA services are not like past services, and many network attributes must be changed to accommodate the new bandwidth levels. This session will explore many of these changes, with a focus on bandwidth consumption trends vs. billboard bandwidth trends, new traffic engineering strategies, minimum bandwidth levels and channel count in DOCSIS® 3.0 and DOCSIS® 3.1, and more.

Speakers:

Manish Jindal GVP, Wireless R&D, Charter

Mr. Karthik Sundaresan Principal Architect, CableLabs

Dr. Tom Cloonan Chief Technology Officer for Network Solutions, ARRIS International PLC (ARRIS Group Inc.)

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

Automating Success

Track: Business Services

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) have become a way to ensure that you deliver the reliability, quality, and speed your enterprise customers and carriers are looking for. We’ll explore how automation—specifically workflow automation and defined test standards—drives a more efficient approach, requires a fraction of the resources, and enhances the quality of experience.

Speakers:

Ken Gold Leader, Solutions Marketing, EXFO

Darren Pralle Sr. Manager of Marketing and Business Development, Spirent

Jose Lugo Vice President, Customer Network Solutions, Altice USA

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 102/104/106

Checking the Signal: What's Next in Wi-Fi?

Track: Future Services and Technologies

In this workshop, we’ll explore the latest in home Wi-Fi technologies and how they interact with licensed spectrum.

Speakers:

Ms. Carol Ansley Senior Director, Counsel, ARRIS

John Bahr Lead Architect, Wireless R&D, CableLabs

David Brownell Senior Network Architect, Shaw Communications

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 201/203

Full-Duplex DOCSIS® 3.1

Track: Future Services and Technologies

Be part of this workshop to take an in-depth look at the newest proposals and newest technologies surrounding the work on Full Duplex DOCSIS® (FDX).

Speakers:

Mr. John Holobinko Dir. of Strategy, Network Access Solutions, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dr. Hang Jin Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc

Dr. Richard Prodan Broadcom Fellow, Broadcom Limited

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 109/111/113

You're Stealing My Business!

Track: Security and Authentication

DOCSIS® theft of service is costing operators millions in lost revenue and opex costs. A recent POC effort with a major US operator showed upward of 450,000 rogue devices on the network. Lacking the security features of modern-day set-top boxes, cable modems can be, and are, manipulated. This allows multiple theft of services, as well as content that can be resold on the black market. We'll examine how to detect and prevent theft of services and content. We discuss how cable operators can ensure that their OTT platforms are not being used against them by commercial content pirates and hackers. And finally, we will explain how the implementation of fingerprinting and watermarking technologies is employed in the identification of specific video assets.

Speakers:

Mary Haynes VP, Network Security, Charter Communications

Mr. Dave Belt Technology Evangelist, Irdeto

Lucas Catranis Director, Piracy and Cybercrime Management, Irdeto

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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 501

NCTC Strategic Member Meeting

Open to all NCTC Members

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Convention Center - Room 102/104/106

DOCSIS 3.1® Operational Management

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

MSOs are deploying DOCSIS® 3.1 and exploring what features make sense for their respective systems. Hear real-world experiences from existing DOCSIS 3.1 deployments. We’ll dig into the settings used, lessons learned, and ways to configure dynamic resiliency into the baseline settings. Proactive network maintenance (PNM) will also be covered in these deployments in addition to disclosing best practices for optimizing the most bandwidth that 3.1 has to offer.

Speakers:

Doug Jones Principal Architect, CableLabs

Mr. John Downey CMTS Technical Leader, Cisco Systems Inc.

Joe Godas SVP, Engineering, Technology & Architecture, Altice USA

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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

Finding Success in Software-Defined Business Services

Track: Cloud and Virtualization

This panel will focus on the immediate revenue opportunity of SDN—Software-Defined WAN services for businesses. We’ll discuss how to succeed with SD-WAN architectures, as well as how to differentiate to other telco SD-WAN offerings.

Speakers:

Hakan Emregul Solutions Manager, Accedian

Mr. Hans Vanderstraeten Network Service Orchestration Team Lead, Nokia

Mr. Ralph Santitoro Head of SDN/NFV Solutions Practice, Fujitsu Network Communications

Dan Templin SVP, Mediacom Business Solutions, Mediacom

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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

Ready or Not, 5G Is Coming: Understanding the Backhaul Requirements for 5G

Track: Business Services

Join us for an in-depth look at the challenges, requirements, and necessary steps to prepare your transport networks and services for the advent of 5G wireless technology.

Speakers:

Mr. Jon Baldry Director, Metro Marketing, Infinera

Guy McCormick Senior Vice President, Engineering, Cox

Mr. Keith Hayes Principal, Broadband Advisors Group, LLC

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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Convention Center - Room 108/110/112

Fixed Mobile Convergence

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

We’ll take an in-depth look at the opportunity for Fixed Wireless Access using sub-6 GHz technologies like Wi-Fi and LTE and include new Shared Spectrum solutions like those in the CBRS band. In addition, we’ll examine the mmWave solutions emerging pre-5G and how to take advantage of these new big highways of spectrum.

Speakers:

Craig Cowden SVP, Wireless Technology, Charter

Glenn Laxdal Head of Network Products, Ericsson

Mr. Charles Cheevers Chief Technical Officer, Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS

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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Convention Center - Room 109/111/113

In-Home Wi-Fi Optimization

Track: Future Services and Technologies

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the latest in-home Wi-Fi optimization technologies and how to better manage those networks.

Speakers:

Mr. Narayan Menon Founder and CTO/EVP Engineering, XCellAir

Mark Poletti Director, Wireless, CableLabs

Mr. Steve Harris Senior Director of Engineering & Field Education, SCTE•ISBE

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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Convention Center - Room 201/203

The Scary Deep Dark Net

Track: Security and Authentication

We’ll take a detailed look at what the dark net is, how hackers use it to secretly and anonymously communicate, and how many firms are monitoring this hidden Internet for threats to companies and customers.

Speakers:

Randy Stanger , NCFTA

Mr. Steve Goeringer Principal Architect, CableLabs

Mark Turnage CEO, OWL Cybersecurity

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3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Convention Center - Room 711

SCTE•ISBE Standards Program Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group

Open to all members of the SCTE•ISBE Standards Program. To attend as a guest, please contact admin@standards.scte.org.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Convention Center - Room 708/710/712

Annual Membership Meeting & Member Appreciation Reception

Bring your questions and comments for the Society’s board of directors and professional staff, all of whom will be on hand with answers and information.

6:00 PM
Browne Palace Hotel

Cable TV Pioneers 51st Annual Banquet – Ticketed Event

Ticketed Event The Cable TV Pioneers will induct 20 new members during its banquet to be held at the Brown Palace in Denver, CO on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. For tickets, registration, sponsorship and more information visit the Cable TV Pioneers Annual Banquet event page. Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 6pm Cocktails/Check In, 7pm Dinner & Induction Ceremony, 9:30pm After Party Location: The Brown Palace, 321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 Attire: Black-tie/Dressy Cocktail

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7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 605/607

Light Reading Breakfast

In this special power breakfast, SCTE•ISBE, MSO, and vendor technologists will discuss the industry’s early trials and pilot programs with SDN and NFV, the business-use cases they’re exploring, the results they’re seeing so far, and the challenges they must still overcome to make virtualization a reality. The breakfast event is free to Cable-Tec Expo attendees. Speakers: Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading John Dickinson, Vice President, Advanced Commercial Engineering, Charter Communications Robert Howald, Vice President, Network Architecture, Comcast

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 610/612

Christians in Communications Breakfast

Networking Event

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 706

Chapter Leaders Breakfast – Invitation Only

Invitation Only

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center - 14th Street Foyer

Exhibitor & Attendee Registration Open

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Bellco Theater Foyer

General Session Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 401/402

Learning & Development and ROI Experience – Invitation Only

SCTE•ISBE offers learning and development and human resources VIPs an experience at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® that’s delivering effective professional development that drives business results. Free Exhibit Hall floor passes will be provided ($199 value) and an Annual Awards Luncheon ticket ($85 value). The invitation-only Learning and Development ROI Experience will emphasize the distinct connection between how well a workforce is trained and how well it contributes to a company’s business results. The centerpiece will be a seminar presented by Instructional Technology Graduate Professor at Bloomsburg University Dr. Karl Kapp and Dr. Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer and Senior Vice President, Comcast. The experience will also highlight the relevance of SCTE•ISBE’s CORTEX Expert Development System™, the sharp, new learning platform that leverages multiple stimulation points to develop mastery of technical subject matter. Here is the agenda for the Learning and Development ROI Experience at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Expo General Session Continental Breakfast Bellco Theater Foyer 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Expo General Session with VIP Seating Bellco Theater Keynote Speakers: Michael Fries, CEO, Liberty Global Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO, Charter Communications 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM: “Learning, Development and ROI” Seminar Convention Center Room #401 Special Speakers: KARL KAPP, ED.D., CFPIM, CIRM Director, Institute for Interactive Technologies Professor of Instructional Technology Bloomsburg (Pa.) University DR. MARTHA SOEHREN Chief Talent Development Officer, Senior Vice President Comcast Cable Communications 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: SCTE•ISBE Annual Awards Luncheon featuring Keynote Panel Speakers: Dave Watson, President and CEO, Comcast Cable and Senior EVP, Comcast Bruce McClelland, CEO, ARRIS 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Exhibit Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Exhibit Hall 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: CORTEX VirtuLearn™ Live 3D Hands-on Demos (multiple stations) Exhibit Hall CORTEX Lounge 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Exhibit Hall Tour – Over 400 Technology and Services companies The Learning and Development ROI Experience at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® is the most direct line yet between L&D and cable operator Return on Investment.

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellco Theater

Opening General Session

Cable-Tec Expo® 2017 is the must-attend event of the year thanks to amazing workshops, professional development, and lineup of powerhouse speakers, all designed to drive business results. It all begins with our incredible General Session that opens with a keynote conversation with Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, and closes with keynote remarks by Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications. In addition, Leslie Ellis, president of Ellis Edits will moderate a panel called “Operation Bottom Line: On a Mission to Drive Customer Satisfaction and ROI.” The panel will feature three highly regarded senior operations executives from three of the country’s largest MSOs: Deborah Picciolo Senior Vice President of Operations West Region Charter Communications Ed Marchetti Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, Customer Experience Comcast Patricia Martin Vice President, Service Assurance Cox The session also will include remarks from Mark Dzuban, President and CEO of SCTE•ISBE, as well as the Cable-Tec Expo® 2017 Program Committee co-chairs: Jim Blackley Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology Charter Communications Terry Cordova Vice Chairman, Business Development, Network and Technology Services Altice USA

Speakers:

Ed Marchetti Senior Vice President, Operation, Comcast

Debi Picciolo Senior Vice President, West Region, Charter Communications

Terry Cordova Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Altice

Jim Blackley Executive Vice President, Engineering & Information Technology, Charter Communications

Mike Fries CEO, Liberty Global

Tom Rutledge Chairman and CEO, Charter Communications

Mark Dzuban President/CEO, SCTE•ISBE

Tony Werner President, Technology and Product, Comcast Cable, and Outgoing SCTE•ISBE Board of Directors Chairman, Comcast

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

Traffic Engineering Optimization II

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

We'll introduce STEM-ML to face the increasing demand of both our Internet broadband and IPTV (Flow) services. This tool makes use of machine-learning techniques to characterize the nodes that integrate our network. Based on such characterization, we can define the technological and commercial strategy for the access network to address demand. Plus, we'll look at a year’s worth of live consumer data collected from a single cable site and will investigate many bandwidth trends. We'll discuss how this impacts existing network capacity models and how they might morph to provide traffic engineering in a fiber-deep gigabit world.

Speakers:

Dr. Claudio Righetti Chief Scientist & Security, Cablevision S.A. Argentina

Dr. John Ulm Engineering Fellow, ARRIS

Jeff Finkelstein Executive Director of Advanced Technology, Cox

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Convention Center - Room 201/203

Machine Learn From Both the Plant and the Home

Track: Customer Journey

Join us as we explore how machine learning and advanced analytics are helping to drive insight and targeted action to improve customer experience.

Speakers:

Mr. Gary Cunha Senior Director, Product Management, ARRIS

Mr. Karthik Sundaresan Principal Architect, CableLabs

Martin Marcinczyk Vice President of Personalization, Comcast

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

Energy Management at Edge Facilities

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

We’ll look at the challenges and lessons learned for energy improvements at edge facilities. We’ll also discuss ways to best utilize the results in a portfolio approach that maximizes its benefit and reduces program costs. In addition, we’ll share best practices for developing a facility energy-management plan, including how to monitor and control facility environmental conditions and which metrics should be used in monitoring the health of the facilities. Learn about improving one of the largest contributors to your energy costs—your legacy edge facilities.

Speakers:

Mr. John Dolan Senior Engineer, Rogers Cable Communications Inc.

Mr. Daniel Marut Sr. Manager, Sustainability, Comcast

Arthur Moore Director Platform Integration, Altice USA

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Convention Center - Room 102/104/106

Futureproofing Today's Converged Networks

Track: Future Services and Technologies

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the latest technologies on small cells and wireline harmonization, as well as how to leverage deployed fiber in those networks to deliver more capacity for cell backhaul applications.

Speakers:

Mr. Marty Glapa Partner, Bell Labs Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs

Mr. Wayne Hickey Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena

Damian Poltz Vice President, Technology Strategy & Networks, Shaw Communications

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Convention Center - Room 108/110/112

Blockchaining: What Is It and How Can We Leverage It?

Track: Security and Authentication

Join us for an overview of blockchains and why they are important to the cable industry, as well as a comparison of blockchain implementations.

Speakers:

RT Lu Senior Vice President, Product and Technology, Ubee Interactive Inc.

Mr. Zane Hintzman Associate Engineer, CableLabs

Mr. Steve Goeringer Principal Architect, CableLabs

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10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 401/402

Learning & Development and ROI Seminar – Invitation Only

L&D ROI Experience - Invitation Only Speakers include: Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., CFPIM, CIRM Director, Institute for Interactive Technologies Professor of Instructional Technology Bloomsburg (Pa.) University Dr. Martha Soehren Chief Talent Development Officer, Senior Vice President Comcast Cable Communications

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Convention Center - Mile High Ballroom

Annual Awards Luncheon

Track: Lunch

Acclaiming exemplary achievers An highlight for this year’s luncheon is a panel with Comcast Cable President and CEO Dave Watson and ARRIS CEO Bruce McClelland that will offer insights on the links between technology prowess and business success. Watson and McClelland will share thoughts on business trends, technology innovation and the impact of Industry preparedness to the bottom line during the noon luncheon panel. With esteemed honors, the Society salutes excellence achieved throughout the industry’s workforce, which SCTE•ISBE is committed to keeping up to date, competent, and prepared for what’s next to drive cable’s profitability ever higher. Convene with fellow attendees to applaud this year’s recipients of the following awards and recognitions—and learn what distinguished them: • Member of the Year Award • Excellence in Standards Award • Women in Technology Award • SCTE•ISBE Hall of Fame Induction • Chairman’s Award • Innovators Award Sponsor: Kentik

Speakers:

Jeff Baumgartner Technology Editor, Multichannel News

Bruce McClelland Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, ARRIS

David Watson President and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast

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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A/B/E/F

Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

1:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A/B/E/F

Exhibit Hall Open

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall - Events Lounge

CableFIRST Robotics Event

Fabulous FIRST® teams and their remarkable robots will march in as part of the Exhibit Hall’s opening ceremony and will set up shop in the hall’s Events Lounge. CableFIRST hosts will be Leslie Ellis, owner of Ellis Edits; Doug Sermon, retired industry veteran; Denice Loud, project manager, T&P voice engineering, Comcast; and Zenita Henderson, SCTE•ISBE. Here is the roster of teams slated to march in and exhibit: • Highlands Ranch FROST • St. Mary’s Academy SMAbotics • Dakota Ridge Wired Up • George Washington Robotics • Overland Blazerbots

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Exhibit Hall - Cortex Lounge

Cortex VirtuLearn Hands On Demonstration – Invitation Only

L&D ROI Experience - Invitation Only

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

Ethernet Mid-Mile Aggregation Architecture Enables You to Get More From Your HFC Network

In today’s intense, competitive environment, cable operators have a competitive advantage— the HFC Network. Designed to provide 1 GHz of bandwidth to the home, the HFC network has been carrying video, voice, and data services for decades. With new platforms and technologies like virtual CCAP and DOCSIS® 3.1, these fiber-rich networks will have the ability to transport 1 Gbps to the home. However, there is a problem lurking on the horizon. As cable operators drive fiber deeper into their networks, they cannot lose sight of the fact that eventually all of their new fiber access lines will need to be aggregated. This presentation will explore how cable operators can leverage the Ethernet mid-mile aggregation architecture and the statistical multiplexing benefits of Ethernet switching to cost effectively aggregate their commercial and residential networks onto their metro cores and beyond.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 707/709

Energy 2020 Latest Trends and Program Update

Join industry experts as they discuss the latest trends in energy management in cable networks. Kate Anderson, senior engineer and group manager at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present “Increasing Resiliency through Renewable Energy Microgrids.” Additionally, executives from major system operators, including Comcast and Liberty Global, will provide updates on their energy management strategies.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 102/104/106

Using Enhanced Analytics to Enhance Customer Satisfaction

Track: Customer Journey

We have access to more data than ever—and the amount of it is increasing exponentially. But, are we accessing, interpreting, and using that data to its full potential? We’ll explore how to get more out of your data—especially to improve network reliability and customer satisfaction.

Speakers:

Sanjay Dorairaj Sr. Director, Comcast Innovation Labs, Comcast Cable Communications

Mr. Anish Kelkar Principal Consultant, Nokia Bell Labs

Sergio Gambro VP, Ops & Customer Experience, Altice USA

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 109/111/113

Ethernet Provisioning and Activation

Track: Business Services

Get a glimpse into the next generation of systems and tools that are enabling the automation of service creation and provisioning for Ethernet service.

Speakers:

Jose Lugo Vice President, Customer Network Solutions, Altice USA

Mr. Mark Gibson Director, Product Management, Amdocs Open Network Group, Amdocs

Mr. John Hawkins Director, Solutions Marketing, Ciena

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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Convention Center - Room 108/110/112

Virtualization-Stacks and Schedulers

Track: Cloud and Virtualization

Join this panel session for an informative discussion about the stacks and runtimes of SDN architectures and NFV architectures. Learn how to alleviate your concerns about stack selections and to develop more container-neutral microservice solutions.

Speakers:

Dean Stoneback Senior Director, Engineering & Standards, SCTE•ISBE

Ms. YuLing Chen Senior Technical Leader, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dr. Keith Rothschild Principal Engineer, Cox Communications Inc.

Mr. Alon Bernstein Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

RPHY Backhaul: New Ideas and New Solutions

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

With the move to Remote PHY, the analog fiber plant is becoming a digital fiber plant. In this workshop, we’ll explore two novel ideas for how that fiber network should be constructed—an efficient WDM solution and a coherent optics solution.

Speakers:

John Chapman CTO Cable, Fellow, Cisco

Dr. Zhensheng (Steve) Jia Principle Architect, CableLabs

Mr. Harj Ghuman Network Architecture & Technology Strategy, Cox Communications Inc.

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 201/203

Taking a Closer Look at HDR

Track: Future Services and Technologies

Join this workshop to learn about the latest technologies with single-layer encoding, as well as how to apply the latest encoding standards to new high dynamic range (HDR) content.

Speakers:

Craig Cuttner SVP, Technology Development & Standards, HBO

Mr. David Touze Research Engineer, Technicolor

Dr. Sean McCarthy Independent Consultant, Comcast

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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

Navigating America's Coming Broadband Cybergeddon

Fiber is the next frontline in the battle to enable ever greater Internet speeds and capacity. As demand for ubiquitous connectivity increases, cable operators are faced with multiple, increasingly complex architectural choices. Synergies among DAA, R-PHY, FTTH, deep fiber deployments, and adjacent services in an “unlimited” broadband world are creating new challenges. Corning and ARRIS will bring clarity and suggestions for a cleaner approach to smart infrastructure design and deployment. Panel to be Moderated by: Light Reading Sponsor: ARRIS, Corning

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A/B/E/F

Exhibit Hall Self-Guided Tour – L&D ROI Experience

L&D ROI Experience - Invitation Only

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

CALA Chapter Presentation

Come hear about the development and vision of the Cala Chapter and how we will spread knowledge and standardization among the Latin Americas.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

Why Virtualize Cable Access Now?

Headends and hub-sites are space and power constrained, and MSOs face the daunting question, “How to efficiently increase network capacity and agility to accommodate data demand and introduce new services?” Through network virtualization, MSOs can take control of network scaling, opening doors to innovative services while also improving the customer’s experience. Intel and Comcast will show how moving to a virtual CCAP is not only technically feasible, power efficient, and highly scalable but will also enable deployment of new edge-based applications at a faster pace with lower cost, lower power, and greater efficiency. MODERATOR: Michael O'Hanlon, Principal Engineer–Architecture & System Engineering of Intel's Network Platforms Group Nagesh Nandiraju, Senior Director of Network Architecture in the Technology & Product Group at Comcast Sponsor: Intel

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

Accelerating Cable Applications With Cloud, Containers & Culture

As OTT streaming options increase in quality and numbers, the video landscape is transforming rapidly. The success of streaming has been largely a result of the speed with which companies like Netflix can build and deploy customer-facing applications. Driving this speed and the fierce competition it is creating has been adoption of cloud services and devops practices that enable fast delivery of hyper-tuned software and experiences. Now, cable companies are undertaking a similar transformation as they build, deliver, and host consumer video software applications to keep pace with an unprecedented rate of change and innovation. This panel will feature top cable operator executives discussing the state of cloud technologies in cable operations, including public and private cloud infrastructure services, container- and PaaS-based application development, and the growing devops movement. MODERATOR: Matt Haines, Fellow, IBB Consulting SPEAKER: Jake Perlman, Vice President, Software Engineering & Architecture, Charter Randy Levensalor, Lead Cloud Architect, Cable Labs Sponsor: ibb consulting group

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Kevin Taylor's at The Opera House

SCTE•ISBE Chairmen's Reception – Invitation Only

Invitation Only. Sponsored by CommScope

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

Understanding Service Assurance in an Agile On-Demand Service Delivery Environment

As cable/MSO networks evolve to support new services, new challenges arise. Most pressing is the need to understand the user experience. With the move toward more agile networks through virtualization, software-defined, and self-optimizing networks, maintaining visibility and understanding end-to-end performance become even more difficult. With the rapid growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and an explosion in the number of devices and sensors attaching to a network, the challenge only grows more complex and makes a Service Assurance strategy immediately imperative. Dr. Saksena will look at the challenges operators face with service assurance in this new, hyper-converged world of networking and share how cable/MSO operators can “stay ahead of the curve.” SPEAKER: Dr. Vikram Saksena, Office of the CTO, NETSCOUT Sponsor: Netscout

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Director's Room

CTO Vendor Partner Dinner – Invitation Only

Invitation only. Sponsored by ARRIS

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Cable Center

Loyal Order of the 704 Reception

The meeting will come to order A longstanding Society tradition, the Loyal Order of the 704 will convene this year as it does every year at Cable-Tec Expo. Wednesday, October 18 8:00 PM–11:00 PM The Cable Center With Denver as the host city of Expo this year, the Loyal Order will gather in the friendly, familiar confines of The Cable Center. New inductees into the Loyal Order will be welcomed into the fold amidst the usual fun and fanfare for which the Loyal Order has become legendary.

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7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 605/607

BTR Tech Breakfast: DOCSIS 3.1 Goes Mainstream

Start your day off right with DOCSIS® Rise and shine and join Broadband Technology Report and a panel of distinguished speakers for an exclusive breakfast session titled “DOCSIS® 3.1 Goes Mainstream.” BTR will serve up real-world deployment experiences and lessons learned from the CTO perspective, plus updates on Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 and ongoing standards and training developments—all from experts in the field. Speakers: JR Walden, CTO, Mediacom Jon Pederson, CTO, Midco Belal Hamzeh, VP, Wireless Technologies, CableLabs® Dean Stoneback, Senior Director, Engineering and Standards, SCTE•ISBE Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director, Broadband Technology Report (moderator) This breakfast panel will especially appeal to CTOs, network planners and designers, and regional and system engineers. Attendance is FREE, but registration is required. REGISTER NOW!

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Convention Center - 14th Street Foyer

Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Open

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Convention Center - Room 102/104/106

The Journey From vCCAP to vHUB

Track: Cloud and Virtualization

Join this panel to explore how the cable headend migrates from traditional CCAP to vCCAP and, ultimately, vHub. Learn about the migration to Data Center and Dev Ops methodologies, as well as the performance improvements from this move to a virtualized model.

Speakers:

Mr. Asaf Matatyaou VP, Solutions and Product Management, Cable Edge Business, Harmonic

Mr. Ruobin Zheng Cloud Networking Chief Engineer of Access Product Line, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Mark Szczesniak Architect, Research and Development - Office of the CTO, Casa Systems

Jorge Salinger Vice President, Access Architecture , Comcast

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Convention Center - Room 109/111/113

Service Assurance: Are You up to the Test?

Track: Business Services

Tight SLA requirements have become the norm for most business services products. We’ll take a look at how to make service assurance testing an indispensable part of each phase of the service delivery lifecycle, ranging from test and turn-up to 24x7 monitoring of the delivered solution.

Speakers:

Mr. Robert Flask Sr. Product Line Manager, Viavi Solutions

Mr. Sean Yarborough Sr. Director of Business Development, Spirent

Steve Nocella GVP of Engineering and Operations, Charter

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

Designing Deep Fiber Networks

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

In this workshop, we’ll examine how the new digital HFC access network should be built, as well as the challenges, solutions, and practical lessons learned from the early analog fiber-deep roll-outs.

Speakers:

Fernando Villarruel Architect, Office of the CTO, Cisco

Dr. Eugene Dai Principal Transport Architect, Cox Communications Inc

Mr. Todd Loeffelholz Vice President, Product Management, Alpha Technologies Inc

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

Enhancing the Interactive Experience

Track: Future Services and Technologies

Join us as we explore the latest developments in the UI space with voice recognition software, and how these technologies integrate with cloud products like nDVR.

Speakers:

Mark Hess SVP, Business and Industry Affairs, Comcast

Mr. Charles Cheevers Chief Technical Officer, Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS

Mr. Chris Lintz Senior Principal Architect, Comcast

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 201/203

IoT Security: Is It Really a Risk?

Track: Security and Authentication

Join this workshop for a discussion on the current IoT threat landscape, as well as a survey of tools to combat these threats. We’ll also take a look at the efforts of leading standards organizations and security initiatives in this area.

Speakers:

Mr. Brian Scriber Principal Architect, Security, CableLabs

Mr. Petr Peterka CTO, Verimatrix

Derek DiGiacomo Sr. Director, Energy Management Programs & Business Continuity, SCTE•ISBE

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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

Turning PNM Automation Into Customer Satisfaction

Track: Customer Journey

We’ll discuss the importance of prevention and how doing it at scale and speed, as well as integrating it with operational processes, enables operators to manage every customer interaction more efficiently.

Speakers:

Marc Bellini Vice President, Canada Sales Engineering, Nokia

Dr. Franklin Lartey Senior Manager of Technology, Cox Communications Inc

Jeff Gutterman Group Vice President - IT Infrastructure/Telemetry, Charter

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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

D3.1 Technology Advancement I

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

DOCSIS® 3.1 provides options for cable operators to maximize spectral efficiency and provide unprecedented throughput capabilities, independently, in both the upstream and downstream. These capabilities are not one-size-fits-all; the capacity gains are largely dependent on the nuances of the respective deployment and parameter tuning therein. We’ll explore technical details of those parameters and how they can be applied to DOCSIS 3.1 deployment scenarios.

Speakers:

Mr. Venk Mutalik Engineering Fellow, ARRIS

Dr. Ayham Al-Banna Engineering Fellow in the Chief Technology Office, ARRIS

Mr. Alon Bernstein Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Convention Center - Room 109/111/113

The Impact of HFC-Wireless Convergence

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

Learn the advantages of the HFC network with respect to backhaul capability, small cell physical deployment, and, maybe most importantly, the availability of an existing power infrastructure potentially making the HFC network the most 5G/small cell-ready of any infrastructure. In addition, we’ll review Distributed Access Architectures (DAA) as an opportunity for converging wireline and wireless network infrastructures. Plus, we’ll examine a case in Latin America where network convergence led to more efficient capex and improved opex.

Speakers:

Mr. Mark Alrutz Director, HFC, CommScope

Mr. Hugo Ramos Chief Regional Technologist (CRT) for the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), ARRIS

Craig Cowden SVP, Wireless Technology, Charter

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10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Convention Center - Room 108/110/112

Virtualizing Service Assurance

Track: Cloud and Virtualization

Join this panel to understand how-through virtualization techniques-monitoring and developing machine-intelligence capabilities can bring opex savings to your networks and services deployments.

Speakers:

Mr. Andrew Sundelin Director, Product Management, Guavus

Will Berger VP, Telemetry Development, Charter Communications

Mr. John Holobinko Dir. of Strategy, Network Access Solutions, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dr. David Early Data Scientist, Applied Broadband

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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Convention Center - Room 102/104/106

How Services and Analytics Are Driving Future Network Design

Track: Future Services and Technologies

Explore how advanced data analytics are being used to determine network characteristics and congestion, plus how to alleviate those issues to help network performance and improve the customer experience.

Speakers:

Dr. Tom Cloonan Chief Technology Officer for Network Solutions, ARRIS International PLC (ARRIS Group Inc.)

Dr. Amit Mukhopadhyay Partner, Bell Labs Consulting, Nokia Bell Labs

Mr. Tony Kourlas Director, Product Marketing, Nokia

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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A/B/E/F

Exhibit Hall Open

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

Amdocs Entertainment Experience

Experience how consumers will engage with the digital world using augmented reality. Enabled by Amdocs Digital and Entertainment solutions and experienced via Microsoft HoloLens, consume personalized and contextual digital content, manage services in multiple locations, create and manage user profiles, purchase on-demand digital services, and much more. SPEAKER: Jonathan Shmukler, Customer Experience Innovation, Amdocs NewTech Lab Sponsor: Amdocs

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

American Cable Association

ACA – Where TECH Meets DC Moderator: Matt Polka, President and CEO of the American Cable Association Panelists: Ross Lieberman, SVP of Government Affairs for the American Cable Association; Tom Cohen, Partner, Kelley Drye and Warren; Barbara Esbin, Partner, Cinnamon Mueller The ACA team will discuss recent legislative and regulatory developments affecting the industry. With respect to broadband, the update will cover the status of the proceedings related to Internet freedom and pole attachments. Regarding video, the panel will discuss the FCC’s items concerning ATSC 3.0, local TV ownership rules, repacking of TV stations, and expanding flexible use of the C-band, and the recently adopted FCC Order modernizing the cable TV technical rules.

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Convention Center - Room 605/607

WICT Tech It Out

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is pleased to collaborate with SCTE and NAMIC to offer the Tech It Out (TIO) Conference. The TIO Conference brings together thought-leaders in technology from both inside and outside the cable industry to raise awareness about the vast leadership opportunities for women in cable technology. Speakers will share their insights on leadership development with a target audience of women and people of color. The TIO Conference includes leadership training through a keynote and panel discussion, which will be moderated by Jana Henthorn, President & CEO of The Cable Center, as well as dedicated time for networking.

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

Leveraging Virtual Security Infrastructure to Secure Your Cable Clouds & Clients

As our industry transitions into the cloud-connected era, which is enabling billions of devices and end users to be connected to the Internet, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)- based platforms and applications are gaining traction. This is because they provide game-changing ways for service providers to ease the ever-growing bandwidth demands of greater functionality, improve service delivery and consistency, cut operational costs, and slash time to market for new services and applications. However, as cable operators shift to software-based, virtualized infrastructure, security is a key element. They will need to ensure the security of their own networks while providing greater security to their end users as well. This presentation will explore next-generation virtual security architectures and examine how cable operators can leverage a virtual security infrastructure to secure their virtual environments and deploy new managed security services in their networks as well. SPEAKER: Kevin Hutchins, SVP, Strategy & Product Line Management, Juniper Networks Sponsor: Juniper

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

Digital Identity Meets Digital Devices

Track: Customer Journey

The amount of digital devices is multiplying at an exponential rate. Join us as we discuss the challenges of and approaches to matching all of these devices with digital identities.

Speakers:

Leslie Ellis Owner, Ellis Edits Inc

Mr. Arsham Hatambeiki Vice President, Corporate Product Strategy, Universal Electronics

Mr. Douglas Fantuzzi Vice President, Cable & Entertainment, Amdocs

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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Convention Center - Room 102/104/106

Is PON the Final Frontier?

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

What will PON look like when we get there? In this session, we’ll explore all current PON technologies, including newer distributed PON architectures, and the practical lessons learned from trying to deploy PON.

Speakers:

Randy Kinsey VP, Advanced IPO Engineering, Charter Communications

Mr. Phil Miguelez Execiutive Director, Network Architecture, Comcast

Mr. Kevin Noll Sr. Director, TiBiT Communications

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

FDX DOCSIS®—How It Works and How to Get There

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

Full-Duplex DOCSIS® with its 684 MHz return path will be one of the most significant upgrades for the HFC plant ever. This panel will describe the cable-unique part of FDX on how CMs are measured and sorted, as well as how to migrate the HDC plant from where we are to the new paradigm.

Speakers:

Sangeeta Ramakrishnan Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Dr. Tong Liu Principal Software Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Jeff Howe Vice President, Systems Engineering, ARRIS

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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Convention Center - Room 201/203

Improving IoT Connectivity

Track: Future Services and Technologies

In this workshop, you’ll get an in-depth look at the latest developments in the IoT space, from the management of many connected devices to LPWAN systems, and learn how to better manage the in-home network.

Speakers:

Mr. Chris Kocks Account Executive, pureIntegration

Mr. Mark Bugajski Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology, ARRIS

Mr. Arun Ravisanakar Sr. Engineer, Comcast

Mr. Dean Stoneback Sr. Director, Engineering & Standards, SCTE•ISBE

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Convention Center - Room 108/110/112

The Future of Security Architectures

Track: Security and Authentication

Our evolving networks now include public Wi-Fi, Software-Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), dev ops, and containerization-just to name a few. Join this workshop as we explore the security challenges these new technologies present, as well as how to leverage new technologies to improve security.

Speakers:

Mr. Chris Bastian SVP & CTO, Engineering, SCTE•ISBE

Mr. Steve Goeringer Principal Architect, CableLabs

Mr. Ivan Ong Principal Engineer, Comcast Cable Communications

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

A Discussion of Strategies to Meet Broadband Demand Today…& in the Future

As service providers consider the ROI for network upgrades designed to provide increased broadband performance, they seek creative ways to extend capital dollars. Construction investment should be leveraged to get the most out of the time spent in the field. This presentation will discuss ways to grow today’s deployed plant while leveraging installations to position future growth as well. New products and techniques allow today’s OSP installation to be leveraged throughout the continuum of a network’s evolution. Our discussion focuses on how OSP installations can provide the connectivity needed initially and may also position future growth strategies. Future network topologies can be more cost-effectively addressed by ensuring that the investment necessary today may be leveraged to avoid costly rework of the same network route in the future. PRESENTERS: Tim Cooke, Director of Global Engineering, Cable Solutions Group, Amphenol Broadband Solutions Mike Grice, Senior Vice President of Technology, Fiber Solutions Group, Amphenol Broadband Solutions Guest Speaker: John Williams, Vice-President Outside Plant Engineering and Architecture Charter Communications Sponsor: Amphenol

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

The Future of Analytics-Driven Networking

The amount of data generated by today’s networks is massive, constantly growing, and highly valuable. How should business and networking leaders be planning and investing to harness the power of big data and advanced analytics for service creation, customer experience, cost reduction, and powering software-defined, virtualized, and cloud-enabled network and service infrastructure? How do data-driven organizations differ culturally from others? And how do you build such an organization? This session will feature thought leaders from the industry as well as from network analytics software and OTT providers. SPEAKERS: Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Heavy Reading Avi Freedman, CEO, Kentik Technologies Sponsor: Kentik

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Exhibit Hall - Cortex Lounge

SCTE•ISBE International Cable-Tec Games

Sponsored by Greenlee Exhibit Hall (CORTEX Lounge area) Always a fan favorite, the SCTE•ISBE International Cable-Tec Games, now part of the newly branded CORTEX Olympics @ Expo Evening, will pit the finest local Cable-Tec Games winners from around the Society, including the top finishers from the Central America/Latin America (CALA) Cable-Tec Games, which were conducted in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A/B/E/F

Expo Evening

It’s right to take it light after another hustle-bustle day at the show. All attendees are welcome! Watch as the Cable-Tec Expo Exhibit Hall takes it foot off the gas for a couple of hours and coasts into casual mode as the venue for a festive Expo Evening! No need to run and catch a shuttle bus to an offsite destination this year. The fun and relaxation come to you, and Expo Evening will be a sight for sore eyes—and feet! Knowing this crowd, you’ll still be networking. It just won’t seem like it. Expo Evening Sponsored by: Vericom Global Bar Sponsors: KPG Co. and Momentum Telecom Catch your breath and relax with friends while trying your hand at carnival games, taking in the variety of entertainment, and visiting floor bars to redeem the two drink tickets that come with a full-conference registration Exhibitors can purchase drink ticket packages and host a bar and refreshments in their exhibit booth. Expo Evening sponsorships are also available to help you get your enterprise noticed.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

IP Challenge

Sponsored by Cisco Systems SCTE•ISBE IP Challenge, cable professionals skillfully show off their IP IQ by competing in a blended-style Jeopardy match that includes traditional questions, router and CMTS configuration, and hands-on activities. Hundreds of cable professionals have competed in two pre-Expo online virtual qualifier matches earlier this year. The top finalists will appear live and in person in Innovation Theater to seek the title of IP Challenge champion.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Executive Member Lounge

Special International Event

In celebration of SCTE•ISBE, Broadband Technology Report and TVC's Latin American partnership, join ARRIS race car driver Daniel Suarez for a meet and greet, photos and autographs. Sponsors: ARRIS, BTR, TVC

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Cable Center

Circle of Eagles Dinner – Invitation only

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7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 605/607

ISBE International Attendee Breakfast

Sponsored by ARRIS Join Cornel Ciorirlan, CTO EMEA, ARRIS, as he hosts a panel of global service and content providers to discuss trends in business and technology. Attendance is open to all Expo attendees. Topics on the agenda include: keeping the network capable of delivering gigabit broadband, delivering a quality Wi-Fi experience inside and out of the home, co-existing with OTT, and all those next big things like 5G, IoT, 8K, VR, and AR. Cable-Tec Expo 2017’s International Attendee Breakfast is a hearty way to begin the closing day of Expo. Come hungry to learn about exciting new developments in SCTE•ISBE’s international partnerships. Following the breakfast, explore the extraordinary learning and development features in the CORTEX Lounge, located in the Exhibit Hall, and enter to win a sweepstakes.

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Convention Center - 14th Street Foyer

Registration and Luggage Check Open

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A/B/E/F

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Theater

CED Wireless Live!

Wireless Live! brought to you by Wireless Week and CED. Wireless companies providing cable. Cable companies jumping into wireless. Oh my! These days it sometimes feels like the cable and wireless industries are coming together at the speed of light (fiber optics, get it?!). But while cable and wireless may be looking at many of the same themes, the industries are still speaking very different languages. Enter Wireless Live! On-site at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo to bridge the gap, translating wireless technologies for your cable mind. LEARN MORE

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Convention Center - Room 707/709

Be Prepared! Essential Topics in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

In this session, you will hear industry experts discuss essential topics in business continuity and disaster recovery. Cable operators will detail the advantages of obtaining ISO 22301 business continuity management certification. Also, learn about the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SHAred RESources (SHARES) high frequency (HF) radio program from a DHS representative. Then, learn about the new SCTE operational practice, SCTE 239 2017, “United States Department of Homeland Security SHARES Overview – Operational Practice for Cable Sector Operators,” and how it can be used to make your operations more reliable. Finally, learn about near vertical incidence skywave (NVIS) antennas and how to properly use them for HF communication. Jim Shortal Sr. Director, Business Continuity & FCC Regulatory Reporting ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Cox Enterprises Derek DiGiacomo Senior Director, Energy Management Programs and Business Continuity, SCTE•ISBE Ron Hranac Technical Leader. Engineering Cisco Systems, Inc. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Distinguished Leader

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 109/111/113

Mobile Backhaul Optimization

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

In this workshop, we propose a method to improve upstream user-to-mobile core latency by coordinating the LTE and DOCSIS® scheduling. We’ll also review the technologies that can support frequency, time, and phase sync, as well as propose several architecture options and discuss their corresponding deployment scenarios.

Speakers:

Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs

John Chapman CTO Cable, Fellow, Cisco

Ahmed Bencheikh GVP, Wireless Engineering, Charter

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Convention Center - Room 201/203

Upgrading Video and Cloud Through SDN

Track: Cloud and Virtualization

In this panel, you’ll learn how video and the cloud can benefit from SDN solutions—from workflow management of video content to monitoring and diagnostics of video services delivery—as well as how to leverage and upshift your cloud solution with IP architecture changes.

Speakers:

Mr. John Jason Brzozowski Fellow, Comcast Cable Communications

Mr. Srini Akkala Sr.Solutions Architect, ARRIS

Dr. Shlomo Ovadia Principal Engineer, Charter Communications

David Grubb III CTO, Cloud Solutions, ARRIS

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

The Impact of Virtualization on Business Services

Track: Business Services

Cloud computing and virtualization are trends that have revolutionized many parts of our industry, including business services. In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to explore ways in which virtualization is changing the landscape of business services, ranging from CPE to back-office to end-user applications.

Speakers:

Mr. Ajay Manuja Vice President, Engineering, Benu Networks

Mr. Fady Masoud Principal, Product and Field, Infinera

Dean Brewster VP, Network and Service Management, Charter

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Convention Center - Room 108/110/112

The Latest in SDN and Network Segmentation Tech

Track: Future Services and Technologies

Join this workshop to learn more about the latest developments in SDN and network segmentation technologies and how to implement and maintain more highly scalable and programmable networks.

Speakers:

Mr. Marty Glapa Partner, Bell Labs Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs

Mr. Steven Krapp Technical Marketing Director, MaxLinear

Jan Ariesen Chief Technology Officer, Technetix

Ben Tang Consulting Principal, Bell Labs Consulting

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

The Impact of Good Field Service on Customer Satisfaction

Track: Customer Journey

Get to know best practices for leveraging location information and tool integration to drive operational efficiency and customer satisfaction throughout the customer journey.

Speakers:

Mr. David Troll SVP, Sales and Customer Operations, Glympse

Morgan Kurk CTO, CommScope

Ms. Erin Hayes Director of Corporate Construction, Midco

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

D3.1 Technology Advancement II

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

DOCSIS® 3.1 can operate at maximum throughput when signal-to-noise ratio conditions are monitored, optimized, and maintained all along the signal path. We’ll explore a time-frequency swapping technique which allows new modulation candidates to be created.  We’ll also present the simplest clock hardware design to output the best DOCSIS 3.1 phase noise performance for Remote Phy node/self products. Learn how to avoid unexpected leakage spurs when observed from a DOCSIS 3.1 clock phase noise trace.

Speakers:

Mr. Tom Williams Principle Architect, CableLabs

Ron Hranac Technical Leader, Cisco

Mr. Zhuo Zhao Design Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Convention Center - Room 109/111/113

IP Architecture Solutions for a New Generation of Devices

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

We'll explore how to overcome the QoE issues of using Multicast ABR to serve linear content in the home with QoE comparable to legacy broadcast quality. The panel will also present the potential business, technical, and operational obstacles with deploying IPv6 services, using lessons learned from Shaw Communications.

Speakers:

Rajesh Khandelwal Sr. Director Architecture Engineering, Altice USA

Jeffrey Tyre Director of Product Management, ARRIS

Mr. Darren Gamble Systems Architect, Shaw Communications

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Convention Center - Room 201/203

Moving IoT Into the Network and Synchronizing These New Technologies

Track: Future Services and Technologies

Join this workshop for an extensive discussion on the latest efforts surrounding OCF and how to move IoT closer to the node.

Speakers:

Mr. Clarke Stevens Principal Architect, Shaw Communications

Mr. Shengbo Ge Test Engineer, Cisco

Mr. Ralph Brown CTO, CableLabs

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Convention Center - Room 102/104/106

I Had a Data Breach? Emerging Practices on Prevention and Detection

Track: Security and Authentication

Your security operations teams are inundated with roughly 4,000 security events per second. This makes the process of sifting through security logs to identify attacks and potential breaches very complex. We’ll look at the best practices to reduce the risk of a breach and discuss the use of emerging behavioral analytics that can significantly improve the detection of possible breaches and attacks.

Speakers:

Mary Haynes VP, Network Security, Charter Communications

Mr. David Yates Vice President, Product Management, Guavus

Mr. Robert Gyori Group Vice President IT Security & Compliance, Charter Communications

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Cable Center

The Cable Center Tours Available

Arriving early or staying after SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, stop by for a guided tour through cable’s past and get a glimpse into the future. Established as an educational nonprofit organization in 1985, The Cable Center plays an integral role in the cable industry. The Center's resources and information document cable's rich heritage, while The Cable Center programs and support help fuel the industry's progress. The Cable Center is located at 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, Denver CO 80210, a quick Light Rail trip away from downtown Denver

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Convention Center - Room 704

Amateur Radio Reception

“Strong reception” Sponsored by Communication Associates This special event with a faithful following is conducted annually at Cable-Tec Expo and is set this year for the afternoon of Expo closing day. Friday, October 20 1:45 PM-3:00 PM Room 704 The Society proudly announces that this year?s gathering is sponsored by Communication Associates, the worldwide leader in attenuator manufacturing. Connect with longtime friends and colleagues and introduce yourself to new ones. Experience the Amateur Radio Reception at Cable-Tec Expo! The official ham radio frequency for Expo this year is: 146.58 MHz simplex.

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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center - 14th Street Foyer

Exhibitor Registration Open

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Cable Center

One Day Immersion – Invitation Only

One Day Immersion (ODI) pulls back the curtain and shows college students, graduate-level candidates, and recent graduates how to advance from the classroom to the boardroom. Corporate partners engage with prospective leaders, and media executives share their industry expertise. This unfettered interaction among corporate partners, students, and top media executives ignites unlimited possibilities. Whether you’re an executive sharing career expertise, a young talent seeking advice and connections, or a corporate partner looking for new leaders and strong engagement, One Day Immersion is a must-attend event. All attendees receive a free Exhibit Hall pass to Cable-Tec Expo® 2017, exposing you to almost 400 exhibitors. Discover new services and creative innovations where you can touch the technology. ODI is open to all college students and recent graduates—at no charge! Vivek Khemka oversees the development and execution of technology strategy for DISH and Sling TV, and he manages DISH’s product roadmaps, video, online and mobile, user experience, broadband, and commercial products. Vivek also served as DISH’s interim chief marketing officer from November 2010 to June 2011. Read more about this special speaker. To learn more about One Day Immersion visit www.onedayimmersion.com/denver. SPEAKER: Vivek Khemka, Executive Vice President & CTO, DISH Network Sponsor: The Cable Center, SCTE•ISBE

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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Convention Center - 14th Street Foyer

Exhibitor & Attendee Registration Open

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 401/402

LEARN MORE" target="_blank">Remote PHY Seminar – Available with Full Conference Registration Only

Available with Full Conference Registration Only This is your opportunity to hear the Why, What, How, and When perspectives on the benefits of Remote PHY from an impressive line-up of industry leaders. MSOs are gearing up to begin deployments this year, and 2018 will see vast deployments of RPHY in North America and Europe. Comcast is currently developing and testing RPHY, leading to field trials in 3Q17, small-scale deployments in 4Q17, and full-scale deployments starting the first of the year. Other operators are now deploying RPHY in small scale, and many more are planning trials and deployments within the same timeframe. Sponsors: ARRIS, Cisco, Harmonic, Intel, Nokia, Technetix Breakfast Sponsors: ARRIS and VeEX LEARN MORE

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Cable Center

Communicating Across Cultural & Technical Differences

REGISTER NOW! (https://scte.informz.net/scte/pages/2017_Learning_and_Development_Communicating_Across_Differences_Responses)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Cable Center

The Cable Center Tours Available

Arriving early or staying after SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, stop by for a guided tour through cable’s past and get a glimpse into the future. Established as an educational nonprofit organization in 1985, The Cable Center plays an integral role in the cable industry. The Center's resources and information document cable's rich heritage, while The Cable Center programs and support help fuel the industry's progress. The Cable Center is located at 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, Denver CO 80210, a quick Light Rail trip away from downtown Denver.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 711

SCTE•ISBE Standards Program Interface Practices Subcommittee

Open to all members of the SCTE•ISBE Standards Program. To attend as a guest, please contact admin@standards.scte.org.

12:00 PM
Lone Tree Golf Course

26th Annual SCTE Golf Tournament

Don’t miss your chance to play in the 26th annual, SCTE sponsored, Golf Tournament. This year’s golf event will be played on Tuesday the 17th of October at Lone Tree Golf Club. The Lone Tree course will be available for the use of the SCTE Golf Committee and all properly registered tournament participants. Golfers will be teeing off at 12:00pm Appetizers will be provided after the tournament. Special event and raffle prizes will be given out during the awards ceremony. Reservations to participate in this event will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up early to help ensure you are able to get a space in this years’ event.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 205/207

Traffic Engineering Optimization I

Track: Evolved Network-Wireline and Wireless

Whether operating on HFC or PON or 5G infrastructures, future operator networks will be required to deliver 1+ Gbps services. These higher-SLA services are not like past services, and many network attributes must be changed to accommodate the new bandwidth levels. This session will explore many of these changes, with a focus on bandwidth consumption trends vs. billboard bandwidth trends, new traffic engineering strategies, minimum bandwidth levels and channel count in DOCSIS® 3.0 and DOCSIS® 3.1, and more.

Speakers:

Manish Jindal GVP, Wireless R&D, Charter

Mr. Karthik Sundaresan Principal Architect, CableLabs

Dr. Tom Cloonan Chief Technology Officer for Network Solutions, ARRIS International PLC (ARRIS Group Inc.)

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center - Room 103/105

Automating Success

Track: Business Services

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) have become a way to ensure that you deliver the reliability, quality, and speed your enterprise customers and carriers are looking for. We’ll explore how automation—specifically workflow automation and defined test standards—drives a more efficient approach, requires a fraction of the resources, and enhances the quality of experience.

Speakers:

Ken Gold Leader, Solutions Marketing, EXFO

Darren Pralle Sr. Manager of Marketing and Business Development, Spirent

Jose Lugo Vice President, Customer Network Solutions, Altice USA

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM