The Park to Showcase Cable’s Latest Services and Emerging Customer Experiences

June 14, 2011

CHICAGO, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — From practical demonstrations to thought-provoking interviews, The Park’s open-forum stage anchors The Cable Show 2011 exhibit floor as a new space for the exchanging of ideas, sharing of new technologies, and exploring new trends and services. While not a traditional set of panels, The Park is a series of live interactive discussions and presentations — formatted similarly to a live one-hour talk show — where all The Cable Show attendees can listen and participate.

The Cable Show 2011, NCTA’s 60th Annual Convention and International Exposition, takes place June 14-16, 2011, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The Park’s sessions will focus on the dynamic changes in the cable industry that are transforming the customer experience and delivering new services to our customers when, where and how they want them. Throughout the nine hours of programming at The Park, there will be up-close views of innovative products, programming, and perspectives that convey cable’s leadership in advanced digital technologies, amazing content, and innovative consumer experiences across multiple platforms.

All sessions from The Park will be streamed live at live.thecableshow.com.

The following is a schedule and brief description of The Park’s sessions.

    Tuesday, June 14:  12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.
    Socially Acceptable: Community Engagement in a Socially-driven
     Interactive World
    Host: Jimmy Schaeffler, Chairman & CSO, The Carmel Group

    "@Twitter Gives New Power to Voice of Customer"
    Yuval Brisker, President & CEO, TOA Technologies

    "Harnessing Social Media for Political Campaigns"
    Stephen Geer, VP for New Media, OMP
    Michael Turk, Partner, CRAFT | Media/Digital

    "Click to Text: Groupon Deal of the Day"
    Ralph Nieves, VP Marketing & Business Development, icueTV
    Merging interactive TV and commerce via ordering the Groupon
     "Deal of the Day" using a TV remote and a SmartPhone.

    Tuesday, June 14: 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.
    Unplugged: The Mobile Extension of Cable's Value Proposition
    Host: Stewart Schley, Senior Director, One Touch Intelligence

    "Cable WiFi: Broadband to Go"
    Leo Cloutier, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, Bright
     House Networks
    Kevin Curran, SVP, Wireless Product Development, Cablevision
    Bernard Herscovich, President & CEO, BelAir Networks

    "Advancements in In-home Digital Cable"
    John Trierweiler, EVP, Product Management, Cablevision Systems

    "XFINITY(TM) TV App"
    Tom Blaxland, Sr. Director, Product Management, Comcast
     Interactive Media

    Wednesday, June 15: 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
    Ideas in Action: Partnerships That Drive Broadband Adoption in
    Host: Leslie Ellis, Independent Technology Columnist, Ellis
     Edits, Inc.
    Moderator: Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President & Director,
     Media and Technology Institute, Joint Center for Political and
     Economic Studies
    Panelists: Kelley Dunne, CEO, One-Economy; Marva Johnson,
     Corporate Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs, Bright
     House Networks; Lee Schroeder, Sr.  VP Government & Public
     Affairs, Cablevision
    Systems Corp.; Bret Perkins, VP, External and Government Affairs,
     Comcast Corporation; Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director,
     LULAC; Ben Romo, Executive Director, Partners in Education

    The Cisco Virtual Networking Index (VNI): June 2011 Update
    Murali Nemani, Sr. Director, Video Solutions, Service Provider
     Marketing, Cisco

    Wednesday, June 15: 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
    Consumer Voices: Digital Natives --Habits and Habitats of the
     Next Generation
    Live Focus Group Series
    Host: Karen Stump, VP, Strategic Research and Analytics, Scripps
     Networks Interactive
    Guests:  Consumers from the Metropolitan Chicago Area

    Wednesday, June 15: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
    Cable Bridge: You CAN Get There From Here
    Host: Leslie Ellis, Independent Technology Columnist, Ellis
     Edits, Inc.

    "Bridging to the Next Generation Platform with tru2way"
    Bob Blackburn, Sr. Director Engineering, Charter Communications
    Steve Reynolds, SVP, Premises Technology, Comcast
    Shiva Patibanda, General Manager, In-Home Products, SeaChange

    "Getting to the New Cable Consumer Experience"
    Ken Morse, CTO, Service Provider, Video Technology Group, Cisco

    "LG SmartTV Solution for Pay TV"
    Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG

    Wednesday, June 15: 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.
    TV Everywhere - The Latest in Cable's Anytime, Anywhere App-
     focused Attitude
    Host: Will Richmond, Editor/Publisher, VideoNuze

    "Rights of Way: Making TV Everywhere a Reality"
    Ron Frankel, CEO, Synacor

    "HBO GO"
    Alison Moore, SVP, Digital Platforms, HBO

    "A New Approach to Strong Multi-factor Authentication for TV
    Paul Heirendt, President, CEO, TradeHarbor, Inc.

    David Preschlack, EVP, Disney and ESPN Networks Affiliate U.S.
     Sales and Marketing

    Thursday, June 16: 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
    Consumer Voices: New Advertising Strategies & What Consumers will
     Find Helpful (or Not)
    Live Focus Group Series
    Host: Karen Stump, Vice President, Strategic Research and
     Analytics, Scripps Networks Interactive
    Guests:  Consumers from the Metropolitan Chicago Area

    Thursday, June 16: 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
    Network Nirvana: Achieving Harmony in Cable's Connected Home
    Host: Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3 - Internet Television

    "The Broadband Home of Tomorrow - Delivered Today"
    Tom Williams, VP, Service Provider Marketing & Business
     Development, ARRIS

    "Smart Home Solutions: Cable-delivered  Home Automation,
     Security and Control"
    Adam Mayer, VP, Smart Home Products & Solutions, Time Warner

    "Motorola Televation(TM):  TV Beyond the TV"
    Frank Pantuso, Sr. Product Manager -Converged Experiences,
     Motorola Mobility, Inc.

    Thursday, June 16: 2:00 - 3:00p.m.
    Problem Solvers: Innovating for the Greater Good
    Host: Jimmy Schaeffler, Chairman & CSO, The Carmel Group
    Remote Co-Host: Leslie Ellis, Independent Technology Columnist,
     Ellis Edits, Inc.

    "Classroom 2.0:  Cable Educates Digital Citizens"
    Frank Gallagher, Executive Director, Cable in the Classroom

    "C-SPAN Innovates: Cable Informs Digital Citizens"
    Rob Kennedy, President and co-COO, C-SPAN

    "So... How's that whole IPV6 Transition Thing Working out?"
    Phil Roberts, Technology Program Manager, The Internet Society

    "Live From the IPV6 Pavilion"
    John Brzozowski, Chief Architect, IPv6 & Distinguished Engineer,
     Comcast Cable Communications
    Lee Howard, Director of Network Technology, Time Warner Cable


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