Liberty’s Warga to chair SCTE 2017-18 board; Charter’s Adams to vice chair

Bill Warga, VP of technology for Liberty Global

With its signature trade show kicking off in Denver, SCTE named Liberty Global VP of Technology Bill Warga as its executive committee chair for the coming 2017-18 cycle, and Charter Communications Executive VP of Field Operations Tom Adams as vice chair. 

Rounding out the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’s executive committee for the coming year: Christina Whitaker, senior VP of Comcast’s Keystone Region was named treasurer and Steve Williams, VP of DOCSIS operations for Charter, was appointed secretary. 

Comcast technology czar Tony Werner will serve as past chair.

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SCTE kicks off its 2017 confab today following a solid performance last year in Philadelphia.

In addition to the 21 percent increase in overall attendance, the orginization said it saw a 14 percent uptick in international attendance. 

Not only is SCTE conducting its business this year in a cable-friendly city (Denver), the show has assumed added relevance, with the NCTA cancelling its yearly spring event. The NCTA held an invitation-only regulatory-focused event in Denver Tuesday. 

“We’re grateful to Tony Werner for providing the guidance and support that have helped SCTE•ISBE adapt to changes in the industry environment,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE, in a statement. “We look forward to working with Bill Warga as we continue to build domestic and international partnerships that can deliver business value to our operator, technology partner and individual members.”