Imagine Park co-chairs Tony Werner, EVP and CTO of Comcast, and technology columnist Leslie Ellis reveal the "lay of the land," tech-wise, at this year's INTX -- on and off the floor. Joining them on stage: SCTE President and CEO Mark Dzuban, whose assignment is to reveal the "prime picks" of this year's Spring Technical Forum papers/presentations. Plus: Andy Lippman, Senior Scientist and Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab, shares the latest (uber-visual!) research about the future of television. (You seriously want to see it.) Bonus: A star-studded tech game show, to see who knows what about electricity usage, brought to you by SCTE's Energy2020 initiative.
Mark Dzuban, SCTE
"Hot Tickets in the 2016 Spring Technical Forum"
Andy Lippman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Labs
"The Wall of Now, News Clouds, and Other MIT Media Lab Inventions"
Tony Werner, EVP and CTO, Comcast
Leslie Ellis, Independent Technology Columnist, Ellis Edits Inc.
Mark Dzuban is continuing a career-long commitment to driving change that improves performance, reduces cost and increases customer satisfaction for the cable industry. Since joining SCTE in February 2009, he has been instrumental in transforming the organization into a next-generation leader in workforce education, energy management and other areas. Dzuban has driven the industry’s Energy 2020 program, designed to slash energy cost and consumption, and has spearheaded the expansion of educational opportunities, including: new training and certification programs; “boot camps” for DOCSIS 3.1 and FTTX; and SCTE Leadership Institute programs with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.
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.
Andy Lippman has spent the last 40 years at MIT, starting as an undergraduate, helping found the MIT Media Lab, and is now its associate director. In the 1980s he developed maps that we know about today as Google's streetview. He helped pioneer visual computing and communications systems such as MPEG and digital HDTV. He formed the Media Lab's Digital Life Program that engages 15 researchers and 45 companies in the invention and development of technologies and applications for human creativity and learning. He is also the co-principal investigator of the MIT Communications Futures Program.
Tony G. Werner is responsible for developing and guiding the company’s technology strategy and evolving network architecture, including supporting next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards. Under Tony’s leadership, Comcast has completed major platform investments, including DOCSIS 3.0 and the all-digital transition, and is delivering more product innovation faster than ever before.