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This track explores underlying broadband and IP technologies that support and enable future video services and other broadband services as well.
|Wednesday, October 24|
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Pavilion 10With capital budgets tight but bandwidth demand growing, service providers are looking to exploit their existing copper plant and finding new technologies in play. This session will examine multiple w…
Moderator - Carol Wilson, Chief Editor-Events, Light Reading
Carol has covered the telecom industry for more than 24 years, including 14 years at Telephony, eight of those as Editor-in-Chief. She also was a founding editor of Inter@ctive Week and founding Editor-in-Chief of The Net Economy, both for Ziff-Davis Media, and founded a news and information Website, Broadband Edge. In addition to covering telecom, Wilson has written about higher education, business, politics, the arts and sports for newsletter and newspaper companies. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has been recognized by the Computer Press Association, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the Jesse H. Neal Awards of the American Business Media and the North Carolina Women's Press Association.
Panelist - Keith Russell, Product Manager, Alcatel-Lucent
Keith Russell is responsible for global marketing activities for Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireline Access Division. In that role, he has focused his efforts on both copper and fiber based access solutions.
Previous to his current role, Keith spent five years at Alcatel-Lucent as a business manager focused on the North American Independent Telco Market.
He has over 17 years of experience in fixed access and the Telecommunications industry holding positions in Business management, marketing and applications engineering.
Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent in 1999, he managed Application Engineering and technical marketing functions for Independent carriers at Advanced Fibre Communications.
Keith holds a BS in Marketing from Sonoma State University
Panelist - Jerome Joanny, Vice President, Product Management, ASSIA
Since joining ASSIA in 2010, Jerome Joanny has overseen the product management and development of all product lines, defining new product roadmap strategies and spearheading product marketing requirements. A seasoned veteran of the telecommunication industry, Mr. Joanny held several key product management and product integration roles at ShoreTel prior to joining ASSIA, and has extensive international experience in broadband access, unified communications, VoIP, and WiFi. Previous positions include key roles at Nortel in Europe and Asia, Matra Communication and the French Air Force. Mr. Joanny has a degree in electrical engineering from l’Ecole Nationale Superieure Electronique et Radioelectricite , Bordeaux, France, and an advanced degree in Metrology from Bordeaux University.
Panelist - Dave Auer, Director of Channels, Americas, Actelis
David Auer is a 20-year veteran of the telecom industry. As Actelis’ Director of Channels for North America, Mr. Auer focuses on helping Actelis’ channel partners accelerate wide-scale broadband adoption for telcos, enterprises and municipalities. Prior to joining Actelis, he served at NEC America and Cisco Systems. Mr. Auer has a master’s degree in telecommunications from the University College at the University of Denver.
1:40 PM – 2:40 PM
Location: Pavilion 10Whether it's multi-screen video, IPTV to the TV set, OTT video over premium broadband, VoD or some blend of all of the above, service providers must be able to build one network to support video d…
Moderator - Aditya Kishore, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Aditya Kishore has more than 15 years' experience in consumer media. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include digital media applications and services, and their distribution over broadband networks.
Panelist - Jeff Finkelstein, Director of Network Architecture, Cox Communications
Jeff Finkelstein is the Senior Director of Network Architecture at Cox Communications in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been part of the engineering and architecture group at Cox since 2002, and was part of the team responsible for the deployment of DOCSIS technologies, from DOCSIS 1.1 to DOCSIS 3.0. Jeff has made significant contributions to the access network design and deployments at Cox, and has the new role of being responsible for future technology planning of backbone, metro, access, and home networks.Included in his achievements is being part of the CableLabs team contributing to the DOCSIS 3.0 PHY spec, the CableLabs Pro-active Network Management work, and the Comcast CMAP hardware, software and management specifications. Jeff has been published worldwide on topics including CMAP, IPDR, upstream PHY technologies, IP video deployment over DOCSIS, telepresence, and drivers for future bandwidth consumption. Jeff has over 18 patents issued and/or pending.
Panelist - Per Johansson, Network Architect, Net Insights
Per Johansson is a Network Architect at Net Insight, the leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks. Johansson brings more than 23 years of experience in the field of telecommunication to Net Insight, with an extensive knowledge base in IPTV distribution. Johansson has been involved with notable projects at Net Insight including the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Prior to his work at Net Insight, Johansson worked with network engineering for Tele2 Sweden and contributed to the development of the first Global MPLS network during his time at Global One (now Equant) as the head of their global network provisioning center.
Panelist - Joel Melby, Vice President of Solutions, Edgeware, Inc.
As Vice President of Solutions, Joel Melby plays a key role in the continuous development of Edgeware’s technology leading video delivery solutions.
Bringing more than 25 years of development and management experience from a broad range of technology-intensive industries and organizations, he oversees the adaptation of Edgeware's products for the global market.
Melby holds an MBA from Bentley College and an undergraduate Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University.
2:50 PM – 3:20 PM
Location: Pavilion 10WiFi offload represents the most logical way to handle the proliferation of smartphones and resulting mobile data traffic. The goal of data offloading is to provide a user experience on Wi-Fi networks…
Speaker - Chris Koeneman, VP, Bluesocket Business Division, Adtran
As Vice President of Sales for ADTRAN’s Bluesocket Business Group, Chris is responsible for the revenue success of ADTRAN’s virtual wireless product line. Prior to ADTRAN’s acquisition of Bluesocket, Chris was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, responsible for all market-facing functions including global sales, marketing, customer service and business development. Chris joined Bluesocket from Datacom Systems where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Chris brings over twenty years of experience with leading technology and networking companies. For the past ten years, Chris has held global leadership positions with a number of innovative technology companies including Avici Systems, Colubris Networks, and Redline Communications. Chris began his career with AT&T before joining Cisco Systems where he served as Director of Sales in EMEA.
2:50 PM – 3:20 PM
Location: Pavilion 9Video, voice and Internet services each have their own unique characteristics and requirements. When they meet in the access network, traffic of one type can mean problems for another unless the netwo…
Speaker - Ken Ko, Senior Staff Scientist, Adtran
Ken Ko is a Senior Staff Scientist at ADTRAN, where he currently researches communications technologies and supports standards development with the Broadband Forum, Wi-Fi Alliance and other organizations. Ken joined ADTRAN’s technical staff in 2008 after over 25 years developing communications products, systems and technologies for Paradyne, AT&T, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems and other companies. In his standards development role he has worked with the International Telecommunications Union, Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, European Telecommunications Standards Institute, Metro Ethernet Forum, the Federal Communications Commission, the Office of Telecommunications, and other national and international standards and regulatory organizations. Ken holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida.
|Thursday, October 25|
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Pavilion 10Gateways are a next step in the evolution of video customer premises equipment and will serve as an in-home point of presence that can add home security, monitoring and other revenue-generating servic…
Moderator - Steven Hawley, Principal Analyst & Consultant, tvStrategies
As Principal Analyst and Consultant for tvstrategies tm (Advanced Media Strategies LLC), Steve Hawley has worked with many telecommunications, media industry and professional services clients. Prior to establishing tvstrategies, he served in management and team member roles for companies that include Myrio Corporation (now a unit of Nokia Siemens Networks), Northern Telecom (later Nortel Networks), and Aldus Corp. (acquired by Adobe Systems). Mr. Hawley has delivered more than twenty technology products to market, including IPTV middleware (service delivery) platforms, Web-based commerce platforms; digital media content design, management & production tools; personal videoconferencing, integrated messaging and other multimedia communications solutions.He has also contributed to a wide variety of industry events and is also a member of the New York chapter of the National Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences (“N.Y. Emmys“).
Panelist - Mark Evensen, Founder & CTO, Entone
Mark is a true pioneer in personal television services, having focused on the area for more than fifteen years. Before co- founding Entone, Mark was General Manager of Technology Development at Cable & Wireless Hongkong Telecom and lead architect for their interactive television and VOD service. Under Mark's direction, C&W HKT deployed the world's first commercial VOD service of scale. Prior to that he consulted on issues of network design and software engineering to several multinational communications providers, including Bell Atlantic Video Services. Mark was also Director of Interactive Applications Development at TV Answer, one of the world's first providers of personal television services. Mark holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.
Panelist - Shiva Patibanda, SeaChange International
Shiva Patibanda is General Manager of the SeaChange In-Home business unit and President of VividLogic, a SeaChange company. Shiva leads developers in 7 international offices, and is responsible for developing Hybrid Gateway Set Top Box software and Home Networking applications for premium cable and telco operators worldwide.
Previously Shiva was founder and CEO of VividLogic Inc. (acquired by SeaChange in Feb 2010), which specialized in developing embedded software for HDTVs, CE devices, and cable STBs. Since its founding in 1999, the VividLogic home networking software and HDTV stack have been deployed in over 20 million commercial cable STBs and HDTVs by leading manufacturers worldwide. Shiva has also served as chairman of the Home Audio Video interoperability consortium (HAVi) and is on the board of the IEEE 1394 Trade Association.
Shiva holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Computer Science from Louisiana State University. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the software industry. Before founding VividLogic Inc., Shiva held different engineering positions as Architect and Engineering Manager at Sony, NEC, and Fujitsu, where he developed embedded systems for CE devices and Network Management Systems for large telecom networks.
Shiva has fervently spent the last 20 years advancing audio and video device progress, developing products and services to enable content delivery anyplace, anywhere, anytime to cable STBs and consumer electronic and mobile devices.
Panelist - Ken Haase, Sr. Director CPE Product Line Management, Motorola
Ken Haase serves as Senior Director of Product Line Management in the Americas Telco CPE Group within Motorola Mobility. He is responsible for Motorola’s Telco CPE product portfolios, including IPTV Set Top Boxes and Home Gateway solutions.
Haase joined Motorola through the acquisition of Netopia, Inc. in February of 2007. At Netopia, he served as Vice President of Product Management and Technical Services. Haase has over 20 years of experience in the computer networking industry.
Haase started his career at NYNEX where as both a Systems and Project Engineer, he designed and installed networks for Fortune 500 companies in the Northeastern portion of the United States. Prior to working at Netopia, Haase held the position of Director of Product Marketing for Proxim with responsibility for indoor Wi-Fi and outdoor Broadband Wireless product portfolios. He also served as Vice President of Marketing at Farallon Communications where he introduced the first 802.11 wireless networking products for Apple Macintosh computers. Haase also held the General Chairman position at the HomeRF Working Group.
3:35 PM – 4:35 PM
Location: Pavilion 10Mobile video will increase 25-fold between 2011 and 2016, accounting for over 70 percent of total mobile data traffic by the end of the forecast period. This explosive growth in mobile video presents …
Moderator - Michelle Abraham, Senior Analyst, MRG
Michelle Abraham, Senior Analyst, specializes in infrastructure equipment for the video and media ecosystems. Prior to joining MRG, Michelle worked at In-Stat as a market research analyst for 16 years. While at In-Stat, she wrote reports on MPEG encoders, multiformat transcoders, MPEG ICs, set top boxes, IPTV, satellite TV, mobile TV, DTV sets, Blu-ray, 3D TV, and DVD. She has spoken at industry events including CES, Telco TV, and Supercomm. Michelle has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Panelist - Jason Thibeault, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing Media & Entertainment, Limelight
Jason Thibeault is Senior Director, Solutions Marketing (Media and Entertainment for Limelight Networks. Previously, he was Sr. Director, Technical Services, and managed the Technology Partner Program. He led the technical relationships with many of our strategic product partners such as Adobe and Microsoft.Prior to Limelight, Jason was founder and CTO of GoWare, Inc., a mobile software company spun-out of Q2 Labs, a product development company. Jason served as CEO of a boutique technology-consulting firm and CTO/CIO of jdpower.com. Jason earned a B.A. from University of California, Irvine and a M.A. from California State University, Northridge.
Panelist - Joel Daley, Director of Solutions Marketing, BTI Systems
Joel Daly is responsible for leading the identification, messaging, positioning, go-to-marketing planning, and material and content generation to ensure the effective delivery of BTI solutions to market.
Panelist - Percy Tarapore, Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
Percy S. Tarapore is a Lead Member of Technical Staff with AT&T. For the past ten years, Mr. Tarapore has actively represented AT&T in several telecommunications standards bodies on a variety of topics including IP-based network reliability and QoS, priority-based services such as Emergency Telecommunications Service, fixed mobile convergence, policy-based information models, and cloud services/content distribution network interconnections. He currently participates and contributes to the following ATIS Committees: PRQC where he is the Chair, PTSC, and CSF. He also actively contributes to the IETF, TL9000/QuEST Forum, the Broadband Forum, and the ITU-T.
Mr. Tarapore holds B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Physics from Bombay University and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Panelist - Sachin Sathaye, Senior Marketing Manager, Service Provider Video, Cisco
Sachin Sathaye brings more than 17 years of telecommunications industry experience spanning engineering, support, business consulting and marketing, to his current role as Senior Marketing Manager for Service Provider Video Solutions with Cisco. In this position, Mr. Sathaye is responsible for defining strategy, technological & business architectural plays and marketing video, cloud and data center solutions to sp segments such as cable, telco and media broadcasters.
Previously at Cisco, Mr. Sathaye spent five years in advanced services for network consulting, supporting the company’s enterprise and SP accounts. He has led advanced services delivery management and business development during his tenure in customer advocacy with emphasis on enterprise and SP network design consultancy, operational efficiency strategy and fault management encompassing technologies such as, routing, MPLS, security, VoIP and network management systems.
Sachin Sathaye holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the Pune University, India and a masters of business administration in global management.
|Friday, October 26|
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Pavilion 10By 2015, 90% of IP traffic is expected to be video, putting pressure on the telecom industry to find more efficient ways to handle that traffic and to deliver it over unmanaged networks to many differ…
Moderator - Brian Santo, Editor In Chief, CED
Brian Santo is has been with CED since 2006, and editor-in-chief since 2008. In well over 25 years as a technology writer, he has covered a variety of subjects, including semiconductor production equipment, military technology, consumer electronics, technology policy, and network technology, for a number of organizations including CableWorld, EE Times, IEEE Spectrum and SNL Kagan. Santo has also worked as a radio station engineer, tended a bar, and delivered furniture. He lives in Portland, OR, with a wife, two children, a Labrador retriever who will chase but not actually retrieve despite that being part of the job description, three cats, chickens, and a cockatiel (anyone want a cockatiel?). He is a Sagittarius.
Panelist - Thierry Fautier, Senior Director of Convergence Solutions, Harmonic Inc.
Thierry Fautier is the Sr. Director, Convergence Solutions at Harmonic, responsible for leading Harmonic’s global convergence & multiscreen initiatives across all markets—cable, satellite, Telco, mobile, and Internet TV. Mr. Fautier was also responsible for pioneering Harmonic’s leading position in the IPTV segment since 2004. Before joining Harmonic, he was Vice President of Marketing for Vsofts and held various positions at Philips. Mr. Fautier was one of the primary drivers at Philips in the creation of MPEG technology and in the development of MPEG-2 STB system on chip solutions. An experienced speaker, he has given presentations at numerous industry conferences throughout the world.
Panelist - David Price, Head of TV Business Development, Ericsson Television
David Price plays a key role in driving the development of Ericsson’s global TV business and in helping operators and services providers to deliver next-generation, multi-screen TV services. Prior to joining Ericsson, David served as Vice President, Business Development and Marketing Communications at Harmonic Inc., based in Sunnyvale, California. David joined Harmonic from TV/COM International in San Diego (formerly Oak Communications), where he held the position of Vice President. Originally from the United Kingdom, David moved to the United States for his role as Vice President of M/A-COM Linkabit, now Hughes Network Systems. David is currently serving as President of the MPEG Industry Forum and has served as a board member for more than six years. He was selected in 2003 and 2004 as one of the “Euro 50“ by Cable & Satellite Europe magazine, which celebrates those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and vision in their fields. Originally an electronics engineer, he graduated from CIT with a Fellowship MBA and has an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Cybernetics, Instrument Physics and Mathematics.
Panelist - Sean McCarthy, Fellow of the Technical Staff, Motorola
Dr. Sean McCarthy, Fellow of the Technical Staff, brings a unique convergence of expertise in video compression, signal processing and the neurobiology of human vision to content distribution at Motorola. Dr. McCarthy’s duties include leading advancements in state-of-the-art of video processing, compression and practical vision science. He held similar responsibilities previously as Chief Scientist at both Modulus Video, which is now part of Motorola, as well as at ViaSense, a UC Berkeley spin-off that developed commercial applications based on expert knowledge of the human visual system. The author of several papers on retinal processing, Dr. McCarthy holds a number of patents on image and signals processing, and has served on the board and committees of several industry organizations. He earned a B.S. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic, and earned his Ph.D. in bioengineering jointly at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.
3:10 PM – 3:40 PM
Location: Pavilion 10Globally, the deployment of IPv6 is progressing rapidly, as new IPv4 addresses are no longer available in some markets. That inevitability is expected to hit North America in 2013, yet many smaller ne…
Speaker - Greg Smith, Marketing Manager, Service Provider Routing and Switching, Cisco
Greg Smith is a Marketing Manager in the Service Provider organization for Cisco Systems. In this role he is involved in both inbound and outbound marketing for Cisco’s routing and switching products and is currently focused on the industry transition to IPv6. Greg’s team has twice won BtoB Magazine’s Social Media Marketing Award. Prior to joining the marketing department he spent five years in the Boston and New York City offices as a Systems Engineer selling IP NGN solutions to emerging and competitive providers. Before joining Cisco, Greg held various software development and product marketing roles in the networking and telecommunications industry.
Mr. Smith has earned a BSEE from Auburn University, an MSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Diplôme de Spécialision in Telecommunications from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in Metz, France.
Although a native of Silicon Valley, Mr. Smith now lives in southern New Hampshire with his wife and three children.