Cable-Tec Expo 2017 heading back to Denver with Blackley, Cordova as co-chairs

(Ben Munson)

PHILADELPHIA – SCTE announced that next year’s Cable-Tec Expo will be heading back to Denver and will feature Altice USA’s Terry Cordova and Charter’s Jim Blackley as co-program chairs.

Cordova, CTO at Altice USA, and Blackley, executive vice president of engineering and IT at Charter, plan to center the 2017 program on technology approaches geared toward next-generation service opportunities. Cable-Tec Expo 2017, which will be held Oct. 17-20 at the Colorado Convention Center, is being dubbed as “The Big Deal” by SCTE.

“Terry Cordova and Jim Blackley are at the epicenter of the trends that are shaping the future of our industry,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, in a statement. “Their visions of how to implement transformative customer experiences are pivotal both to the product roadmaps of technology partners and to the development of SCTE/ISBE training that has a material effect on operators’ bottom lines.”

“At Altice USA, we are focused on investing in innovation and technology and commend SCTE/ISBE’s commitment to applied science, which is accelerating the deployment of advanced technologies such as fiber to the home, Wi-Fi 3.0, and customer-focused platforms,” said Cordova in a statement. “I look forward to working with Jim and the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 Program Committee to develop an agenda that aligns SCTE/ISBE’s educational strengths with operator needs.”

Cordova, of course, is a recognizable face around Cable-Tec Expo as a member of SCTE since 1986 and current board member. But his company, Altice USA, is a fairly new presence around the show. Altice USA is the division of Altice NV that was formed after the European conglomerate completed its acquisitions of Suddenlink and Cablevision.

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