Adding to what it’s billing as the “strongest opening-day lineup in SCTE*ISBE Cable-Tec Expo history,” SCTE announced that Comcast Cable CEO Dave Watson and Arris CEO Bruce McClelland will speak at the show’s annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 18.
Watson and McClelland will discuss technology and innovation during their noontime panel at the Mile High Ballroom in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.
They’ll be following an opening keynote delivered by Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, and Tony Werner, president of technology and product for Comcast Cable.
Charter Communications Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge will deliver the closing keynote at the Expo’s opening session, alongside Altice USA Vice Chairman Terry Cordova and Charter chief engineer Jim Blackley.
The opening general session will also feature Debi Picciolo, senior VP of west regional operations for Charter; Ed Marchetti, senior VP of technical operations and consumer experience for Comcast; and Patricia Martin, VP of service assurance for Cox
With the NCTA shelving its annual Cable Show/INTX event last year, SCTE has taken on new relevance as the cable industry's only remaining marque event.
“The insights of Dave Watson and Bruce McClelland—together with those of our Opening General Session speakers and others—will provide our attendees with an enriched understanding of the opportunities that are ahead for our industry and the technologies that are the foundation for business strategies success,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, in a statement.