NCTA books top Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Liberty execs to speak at The Cable Show
Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) CEO Glenn Britt and Liberty Global (Nasdaq: LBTYA) CEO Michael Fries are among the top industry executives who will speak at The Cable Show convention in June, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association said Thursday.
Roberts, who didn't attend last year's confab in Boston because of a family commitment, said in March that he plans to unveil a new version of Comcast's X1 platform at the convention, which is being held in Washington, D.C. Roberts is scheduled to speak at the general session on June 11, the second day of the convention, on a panel that includes Fries, Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jeffrey Bewkes and Viacom (NYSE: VIA) CEO Philippe Dauman.
NCTA hasn't yet released the complete lineup for the opening general session. The schedule currently lists opening remarks from Cox Communications President Pat Esser and A&E Networks President Abbe Raven. NCTA CEO Michael Powell and Disney Media Networks co-chair Anne Sweeney are also scheduled to speak.
NCTA's online schedule details the speakers on panels that cover topics including personalized TV programming, DOCSIS 3.1, the impact of mobile devices, WiFi and multicultural advertising.
Britt, who has championed Time Warner Cable's Connect A Million Minds educational initiative, is scheduled to appear during a session with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on June 12.
NCTA scheduled a session on the impact of "big data" analytics for June 10, which will feature Time Warner Cable CTO Mike LaJoie, Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) SVP of Interactive Technology Stephanie Mitchko, Comcast technology fellow Mark Francisco and executives from Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), CableLabs and big data analytics firm Guavus.
Comcast CTO Tony Werner is scheduled to moderate a panel on "widening the pipe" on June 11, which will look at technology like DOCSIS 3.1 and Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON). The panel includes executives from Arris (Nasdaq: ARRS), Motorola Mobility and Aurora Networks.
Emerging businesses such as home automation and home healthcare monitoring are the focus of a panel on June 11 that includes Comcast SVP and General Manager of New Businesses Mitch Bowling, Cox Chief Strategy Officer Asheesh Saksena, Mediacom SVP Dan Templin and Peter Stern, EVP and chief strategy, people and corporate development officer at Time Warner Cable.
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