Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies 2018 lays out the technology roadmaps and business cases for the cable industry over the next few years. The event, hosted by Light Reading, takes a comprehensive, big-picture look at cable’s efforts to develop, deploy and monetize new technologies, products, services, features, and apps.
Leading cable and OTT executives will discuss the industry’s latest technological thrusts, the strategies behind them, and the hurdles in front of them. In the process, conference speakers will stimulate a dialogue about how to keep the cable in line with market trends and ahead of the competition.
When and where?
Join 300+ attendees from across the cable industry in conversations about the industry’s next steps on March 20 – 22, 2018 at Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.
SDN/NFV: What’s New For Cable
Join Intraway and other industry key players in a panel discussion, moderated by Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader at Light Reading, on March 21st at 3:30 p.m.
Cable is now staking out its own turf in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) space, even leading the way in such aspects as the virtualization of access networks. Now that CableLabs has identified three new components of next-gen cable networks – service orchestrator, NFV orchestrator and master SDN controller – engineers are developing the interfaces and standards to make cable virtual network functions (VNFs) a reality. But much more remains to be done. This panel will assess the market’s current state and look at what comes next.
- Dan Rodriguez, Vice President and General Manager of the Communications Infrastructure Division, Network Platforms Group – Intel
- Don Clarke, Principal Architect, Network Technologies- CableLabs
- John Dickinson, Vice President, Advanced Commercial Engineering – Charter Communications
- Rob Shore, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Enablement – Coriant
- Steve Marsh, CTO, North America – Intraway Corporation
- Vikram Saksena, Chief Solutions Architect, Office of the CTO – NetScout Systems
Denver, a City to Explore
The bustling center of Denver, which can be explored on foot, is full of open-air cafes, pubs, wine bars, shops, sports arenas, theaters, and museums. Here are some of our favorite recommendations:
- Take a stroll using Denver B-cycle, the bike-sharing program of the city, to explore the different neighborhoods.
- Visit the historic mud (the lower part of the center) and visit the shops or restaurants in Larimer Square, where the red brick buildings of the Victorian era will make you travel back in time.
- Explore the renewed Union Station or immerse yourself in the craft beer culture of the city.
- Don’t forget to go shopping in the historic store Rockmount Ranch Wear, inventors of the first western shirts with snaps.
Fun fact! Denver has 300 sunny days a year – more annual days of sunshine than either San Diego or Miami Beach.
Other Important Attractions
- Museum of Nature & Science;
- Space Odyssey and IMAX Theater;
- Denver Performing Arts Complex;
- History Colorado Center;
- Denver Botanic Gardens;
- Denver Art Museum;
- Clyfford Still Museum.
Enjoy the conference!