At last year's show, MSO technologists from Comcast, Charter, Liberty Global and Time Warner Cable unveiled the Reference Design Kit, or RDK, as a way to get to market more quickly with IP devices and services. How: by embracing open standards, from the chip level up. This year, RDK is in action all over the Cable Show floor, and the RDK update in Imagine Park aims to show, not tell, the latest in all-things-RDK. In this demo-heavy session, see RDK progress amongst silicon providers, manufacturers, integrators and developers.
Host: Leslie Ellis (Ellis Edits, Inc.)
Speakers: Glee Abraham (Tata Elxsi), Jaison Dolvane (Espial), Robert McNabb (Humax Americas), Bill Rouady (Hillcrest Labs), Scott Yoneyama (Symphony Teleca Corporation), Laura Oberholtzer (Ericsson)
Glee Abraham is the Solutions Engineering Manager for Tata Elxsi.
As CEO and co-founder, Jaison Dolvane has led Espial from a start-up to the global business it represents today, including facilitating a successful Initial Public Offering in 2007. A recognized expert in user interface development, Jaison has worked with network operators and leading consumer electronics companies to help create breakthrough subscriber viewing experiences that increase revenue and maintain competitive advantage.
Leslie Ellis is owner of Ellis Edits Inc. and Translation-Please.com, a Denver-based analysis/writing firm specializing in the technologies used in cable, multichannel and broadband delivery systems. Her specific focus is "translating" the dense language surrounding the technologies and technology strategies of service providers, and particularly cable service providers.
12 years of hands on R&D experience in Future breaking products for US Cable industry. Focus on Vendor HW and SW platforms in DOCSIS, Packet Cable and Open Cable, Wi-Fi Developed and managed CableLabs specifications for Host platforms Current technology leader for Humax Americas.
Laura Oberholtzer is Director of TV & Media Solutions for Ericsson.
As director of product planning for Hillcrest Labs’ TV software and services, Bill is responsible for the creative direction and management of the company’s portfolio of motion control software and products for TV. Since joining Hillcrest in 2006, Bill has been a key contributor to the company’s award-winning Freespace motion control and in-air pointing technology. Prior to joining Hillcrest, Bill served as Design Engineer at both Sony Corporation (NASDAQ: SNE), and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGI), a leader in technical computing. Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in both political science and journalism from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also holds a master of fine arts degree in film from American University.
As the Business Development head for Symphony Teleca’s Connected Experiences group, Scott Yoneyama is a mobile technology expert focused on media, customer facing applications and connected devices. With a focus on User Experience and Purposeful Feature Design, Mr. Yoneyama works to create the vision and design of products and services; architect the business teams and delivery organizations required for their success; and manage the products and services to delivery and launch. For over 10 years, Mr. Yoneyama has worked to deploy products and services for some of the largest consumer facing brands, integrating engaging front end designs across multiple platforms while connecting to complex enterprise infrastructures simultaneously maintaining both performance and security. Throughout his career Mr. Yoneyama has touched almost every component of the technology lifecycle from the fiber in the ground to the graphics and software on the device. Mr. Yoneyama began early in networking technologies and the first commercial IP services. He worked with several with small telecom startups to lay new, long-haul fiber routes domestically and internationally; metropolitan fiber routes; and build and manage several data centers. Mr. Yoneyama’s technology vision led him to start one of the first remote data storage companies as the first storage virtualization software was still being written and later to start one of the first companies focused on securing Web Services communications. He then managed wireless data infrastructure for several carries and helped transition Wireless Services Corporation into SinglePoint as one of the largest wireless messaging aggregators in the U.S. Mr. Yoneyama built some of the earliest mobile applications before helping to co-found Redmond, based Mobui which was one of the early iPhone application development companies. He sold Mobui to Symphony Teleca in 2009 and grew the applications business before departing to lead business development for UIEvolution. During this time, Mr. Yoneyama launched 4 applications that reached #1 on iTunes. At UIEvolution, he drove product ideation and creation around the concept of, “Any content or service on any device anywhere,” deploying services across mobiles, TV’s, tablets, cars, airlines and cruise ships. Mr. Yoneyama helped build, launch and manage the VCast Apps Store for Verizon, AT&T’s Media Store and Ring-Back Tones Store, multiple deeply integrated mobile applications for Disney, Toyota’s Entune service and multi-screen entertainment and service applications for the hospitality industry. Now back with the Connected Experiences team he originally helped found, Mr. Yoneyama is leveraging Symphony Teleca’s global reach and scale to assist the next generation of connected operating systems, device, platforms and their owners to create engaging yet purposeful experiences.