Statement from President/CEO Mark Dzuban
Updated: April 22, 2020
Like all of you in the industry and beyond, our lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past couple of months. We’ve cancelled personal and professional engagements, learned new ways to make the most of remote conferencing, and in many cases have revisited elementary school as our children’s and grandchildren’s educations have shifted to the Internet.
One thing that hasn’t changed at SCTE•ISBE is our planning for Cable-Tec Expo, the largest cable telecommunications and technology event in the Americas. Our Program Committee – co-chaired by Charter’s Tom Monaghan and Comcast’s Ed Marchetti – is poised to review Fall Technical Forum abstracts that are due May 8, and our Expo team is moving ahead to ensure that everything is ready for Expo’s October 13-16 run in Denver.
Expo anchors a week that includes two other important events: The Cable TV Pioneers Annual Dinner and CableLabs’ Envision event. Moreover, a large portion of the Expo program this year will be devoted to helping the industry understand the lessons of the coronavirus crisis. Our goal in the 25 weeks between now and mid-October is to ensure that all of this takes place in an atmosphere that is safe for all involved.
We understand that there are uncertainties ahead. We are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, are in constant contact with Denver and Colorado authorities, and are taking extra precautions together with the Colorado Convention Center and our hotel partners. The bottom line is this: we will do nothing that will jeopardize the safety of our guests.
We recognize that the decision to attend Expo may be a difficult one this year. In the months ahead, we will keep you abreast of developments so you can manage your scheduling and travel plans. We hope that you, your family and your friends continue to remain safe during these challenging times, and we hope that we have an opportunity to see you at Cable-Tec Expo in October.
Mark L. Dzuban