Pick a path to the freshest technologies

Technical workshops at Cable-Tec Expo® 2017 will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 17, Wednesday, Oct. 18, Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday Oct. 20. The Cable-Tec Expo® program committee has organized the technical workshops into six tracks to help you customize your experience.

WORKSHOPS BY TRACK

Business Services

Track covering business-grade SLA services over DOCSIS®, automated service activation systems/tools for Metro Ethernet, and managed security services. Discussions will include strategies for increasing Ethernet industry share and creating a national footprint to offer enterprise-wide services.  

Automating Success

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.

Date October 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speakers Claudio Mazzuca VP, Systems & Services, EXFO

  Chris Rabii Senior Vice President, Technology, Fulfillment & Operations, Altice USA

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

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

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.

Date October 17, 2017, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Speakers Mr. Jon Baldry Director, Metro Marketing, Infinera

  Guy McCormick Senior Vice President, Engineering, Cox

  Mr. Keith Hayes Principal, Broadband Advisors Group, LLC

Ethernet Provisioning and Activation

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

Date October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speakers Mr. John Hawkins Director, Solutions Marketing, Ciena

  Chris Rabii Senior Vice President, Technology, Fulfillment & Operations, Altice USA

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

Service Assurance: Are You up to the Test?

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

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

  Steve Nocella GVP of Engineering and Operations, Charter

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

The Impact of Virtualization on 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.

Date October 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Cloud Virtualization

Learn about software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), how practical use of cloud services (VNFs and NFVs) is improving service deployment cadence/cost-effectiveness, and the operational challenges in managing virtualized services. SPONSORED BY

Finding Success in Software-Defined Business Services

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.

Date October 17, 2017, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Speakers Etienne Martel Solution Manager, Accedian

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

  Dan Templin SVP, Mediacom Business Solutions, Mediacom

  Mr. Hans Vanderstraeten Network Service Orchestration Team Lead, Nokia

Virtualization-Stacks and Schedulers

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.

Date October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Speakers Dr. Keith Rothschild Principal Engineer, Cox Communications Inc.

  Mr. Alon Bernstein Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

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

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

The Journey From vCCAP to vHUB

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Speakers 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

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

Virtualizing Service Assurance

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Speakers Dr. David Early Data Scientist, Applied Broadband

  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.

Upgrading Video and Cloud Through SDN

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.

Date October 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Speakers Dr. Shlomo Ovadia Principal Engineer, Charter Communications

  David Grubb III CTO, Cloud Solutions, ARRIS

  Mr. John Jason Brzozowski Fellow, Comcast Cable Communications

  Mr. Srini Akkala Sr.Solutions Architect, ARRIS

Customer Journey

An examination of the importance of having customer-facing proactive network monitoring and alerting, and empowering customers to order anything, anywhere, anytime. Topics will include moving an organization to a DevOps model for quicker services delivery, the effectiveness of NPS vs. eNPS in measuring satisfaction, sales-to-churn lifecycle optimization/simplification, and leveraging business intelligence (BI) to optimize operation. SPONSORED BY

Machine Learn From Both the Plant and the Home

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

Date October 18, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Speakers Mr. Gary Cunha Senior Director, Product Management, ARRIS

  Mr. Karthik Sundaresan Principal Architect, CableLabs

  Martin Marcinczyk Vice President of Personalization, Comcast

Using Enhanced Analytics to Enhance Customer Satisfaction

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.

Date October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speakers Sergio Gambro VP, Ops & Customer Experience, Altice USA

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

  Mr. Anish Kelkar Principal Consultant, Nokia Bell Labs

Turning PNM Automation Into Customer Satisfaction

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Digital Identity Meets Digital Devices

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

  Mark Hess SVP, Business and Industry Affairs, Comcast

The Impact of Good Field Service on Customer Satisfaction

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

Date October 20, 2017, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

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

  Ms. Erin Hayes Director of Corporate Construction, Midco

  Morgan Kurk CTO, CommScope

Evolved Networks—Wireline and Wireless

Track focusing on DOCSIS® 3.1 deployments, key challenges of GPON vs. EPON, and solutions for improving latency, including DOCSIS®, xPON, Wi-Fi, 60 GHz, LTE, and potential 5G technologies. Discussions will include the benefits/challenges of distributed architectures, efficiencies in technologies for new-build networks, QAM-to-IP video transition, fixed-mobile convergence, and risk/reward of wireless resale vs. owned-wireless infrastructure.

Traffic Engineering Optimization I

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.

Date October 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speakers Mr. Karthik Sundaresan Principal Architect, CableLabs

  Manish Jindal GVP, Wireless R&D, Charter

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

Fixed Mobile Convergence

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.

Date October 17, 2017, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Speakers Craig Cowden SVP, Wireless Technology, Charter

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

  Dr. Hossam H’mimy Principal Consultant, 5G and Strategic Network Evolution, Ericsson

DOCSIS 3.1® Operational Management

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.

Date October 17, 2017, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Speakers Mr. Doug Jones Principal Architect, CableLabs

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

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

Energy Management at Edge Facilities

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.

Date October 18, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Speakers Arthur Moore Director Platform Integration, Altice USA

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

  Mr. Daniel Marut Sr. Manager, Sustainability, Comcast

Traffic Engineering Optimization II

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.

Date October 18, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Speakers Dr. John Ulm Engineering Fellow, ARRIS

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

  Jeff Finkelstein Executive Director of Advanced Technology, Cox

RPHY Backhaul: New Ideas and New Solutions

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.

Date October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

  John Chapman CTO Cable, Fellow, Cisco

  Dr. Zhensheng (Steve) Jia Principle Architect, CableLabs

Designing Deep Fiber Networks

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

  Dr. Eugene Dai Principal Transport Architect, Cox Communications Inc

  Fernando Villarruel Architect, Office of the CTO, Cisco

The Impact of HFC-Wireless Convergence

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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

  Mr. Mark Alrutz Director, HFC, CommScope

  Craig Cowden SVP, Wireless Technology, Charter

D3.1 Technology Advancement I

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:15 PM

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

  Mr. Alon Bernstein Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

  Mr. Venk Mutalik Engineering Fellow, ARRIS

Is PON the Final Frontier?

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Speakers Mr. Phil Miguelez Execiutive Director, Network Architecture, Comcast

  Mr. Kevin Noll Sr. Director, TiBiT Communications

  Randy Kinsey VP, Advanced IPO Engineering, Charter Communications

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

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

  Jeff Howe Vice President, Systems Engineering, ARRIS

  Sangeeta Ramakrishnan Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Mobile Backhaul Optimization

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.

Date October 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speakers John Chapman CTO Cable, Fellow, Cisco

  Ahmed Bencheikh GVP, Wireless Engineering, Charter

  Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs

D3.1 Technology Advancement II

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.

Date October 20, 2017, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Speakers Mr. Tom Williams Principle Architect, CableLabs

  Ron Hranac Technical Leader, Cisco

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

IP Architecture Solutions for a New Generation of Devices

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.

Date October 20, 2017, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Speakers Jeffrey Tyre , ARRIS

  Rajesh Khandelwal Sr. Director Architecture Engineering, Altice USA

  Mr. Darren Gamble Systems Architect, Shaw Communications

Future Services and Technologies

Focused discussion on Full Duplex DOCSIS® 3.1, and using next-gen Wi-Fi (802.11ac/ax and ad) for whole-home multimedia coverage and optimal support for services such as HD video distribution and VoIP. Beyond the importance of leveraging existing coax and fiber infrastructure to accelerate into 5G wireless, participants will learn about next-gen video codecs, the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart home and IoT business models, and IoT verticals—including telemedicine, remote learning, and manufacturing.

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

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

Date October 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speakers John Bahr Lead Architect, Wireless R&D, CableLabs

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

  David Brownell Senior Network Architect, Shaw Communications

  Ms. Carol Ansley Senior Director, Counsel, ARRIS

Full-Duplex DOCSIS® 3.1

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).

Date October 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speakers Dr. Hang Jin Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc

  Dr. Richard Prodan Broadcom Fellow, Broadcom Limited

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

In-Home Wi-Fi Optimization

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

Date October 17, 2017, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Speakers Mark Poletti Director, Wireless, CableLabs

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

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

Futureproofing Today's Converged Networks

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.

Date October 18, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

  Mr. Wayne Hickey Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena

  Zoran Stakic EVP & CTO, Shaw Communications

Taking a Closer Look at HDR

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.

Date October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speakers Mr. David Touze Research Engineer, Technicolor

  Dr. Sean McCarthy Independent Consultant

  Craig Cuttner SVP, Technology Development & Standards, HBO

Enhancing the Interactive Experience

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

  Mr. Chris Lintz Senior Principal Architect, Comcast

  Mark Hess SVP, Business and Industry Affairs, Comcast

How Services and Analytics Are Driving Future Network Design

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 10:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

  Mr. Tony Kourlas Director, Product Marketing, Nokia

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

Improving IoT Connectivity

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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

  Mr. Arun Ravisanakar Sr. Engineer, Comcast

  Mr. Bill Warga Vice President, Technology, Liberty Global plc

  Mr. Chris Kocks Account Executive, pureIntegration

The Latest in SDN and Network Segmentation Tech

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.

Date October 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Speakers Mr. Steven Krapp Technical Marketing Director, MaxLinear

  Dr. Mohcene Mezhoudi Senior Consultant & Member of Technical Staff (CMTS), Nokia Bell Labs

  Jan Ariesen Chief Technology Officer, Technetix

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

Moving IoT Into the Network and Synchronizing These New Technologies

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

Date October 20, 2017, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Speakers Mr. Clarke Stevens Principal Architect, Shaw Communications

  Mr. Shengbo Ge Test Engineer, Cisco

  Mr. Ralph Brown CTO, CableLabs

Security & Authentication

An in-depth look at network security as a service (NSaaS) security and authentication, legacy infrastructures, next-gen distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), digital rights management, Internet of Things (IoT) security, and threat intelligence, management, and predictive analytics.

You’re Stealing My Business!

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.

Date October 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speakers Mr. Dave Belt Product Marketing Director, Irdeto

  Lucas Catranis Product Marketing Manager, CyberSecurity Services, Irdeto

  Mary Haynes VP, Network Security, Charter Communications

The Scary Deep Dark Net

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.

Date October 17, 2017, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Speakers Mark Turnage CEO, OWL Cybersecurity

  Randy Stanger , NCFTA

  Mr. Steve Goeringer Principal Architect, CableLabs

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

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

Date October 18, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Speakers Mr. Zane Hintzman Associate Engineer, CableLabs

  Mr. Steve Goeringer Principal Architect, CableLabs

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

IoT Security: Is It Really a Risk?

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Speakers Mr. Brian Scriber Principal Architect, Security, CableLabs

  Mr. Petr Peterka CTO, Verimatrix

  Michael Glenn VP, Security Services, CableLabs

The Future of Security Architectures

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.

Date October 19, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Speakers Mr. Ivan Ong Principal Engineer, Comcast Cable Communications

  Mr. Steve Goeringer Principal Architect, CableLabs

  Michael Glenn VP, Security Services, CableLabs

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

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.

Date October 20, 2017, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Speakers Ms. David Yates Vice President, Product Management, Guavus

  Mr. Robert Gyori , Charter Communications

  Mary Haynes VP, Network Security, Charter Communications

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