Live Learning Webinar Series: Rolling out the Fiber, Fiber Deep
Date / Time: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
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Although top cable technologists stress that the industry's HFC pipes still have plenty of juice left, most cable operators are scrambling to install more fiber in their networks. Whether they're going all-fiber like Altice, embracing Fiber Deep like Comcast and Cox or just splitting more optical nodes, cablecos are deploying more fiber to offer more bandwidth, deliver new services, improve performance and cut operating costs. In this session, we'll look at cable's growing fiber diet, the opportunities that more fiber presents and the challenges involved in upgrading the HFC plant.

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader - Light Reading

Steve Harris, IPEP, CCNA, CCIP, CCAI, Senior Director, Advanced Network Technologies, Instructor, SCTE/ISBE

Wayne Hickey, Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena

Dave Kozischek, Applications Marketing Manager, CATV/MSO, Corning Optical Communications

Hossam Salib, Vice President, Cable MSO and Wireless Strategy, ADTRAN

Mark Leupold, Program Manager, Fiber and Metro Solutions for MSOs, VIAVI Solutions

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Steve Harris, IPEP, CCNA, CCIP, CCAI, Senior Director, Advanced Network Technologies, Instructor, SCTE/ISBE
Steve Harris joined SCTE/ISBE in 2010 and is responsible for many facets of SCTE/ISBE's learning and development programs and technical resources, including industry outreach, strategic business development, customized technical content creation, online and onsite instruction and content delivery across all disciplines. Prior to joining SCTE, he was with Comcast University, where he was instrumental in developing customized Level 2 training programs that are designed to increase the technical proficiency of Comcast employees, and with Camden County College in New Jersey, where he developed high-level training programs for Comcast, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and other companies. A multi-platform network systems professional, Steve has 13 years of experience as a higher education instructor, corporate trainer and network administrator in Information Technologies (IT); ten years of Multiple-System Operator (MSO) Learning & Development (L&D) experience; and more than 23 years of experience consulting in the networking and broadband fields.

A holder of more than 40 industry and instructor certification, he has been a leader in conducting MSO IPv6 training, serves as lead instructor of the SCTE/ISBE and SMPTE Cisco Academy virtual classroom and works with international telecommunications companies to develop ADDIE-compliant career path and training programs designed to increase the technical proficiency and enhance the performance of the cable professional.

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Wayne Hickey, Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena
Wayne Hickey is part of Ciena's Packet Portfolio team, and has worked for several high-tech telecommunications companies, including ECI Telecom, APCON, Overture and Cisco Systems, building and selling solutions to all market segments. He has held senior-level positions in product management and marketing of software and hardware of Ethernet switches, Ethernet Access Devices, Metro and Optical Ethernet equipment, and also worked for Aliant (now Bell Aliant) building telecommunications networks.

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Dave Kozischek, Applications Marketing Manager, CATV/MSO – Corning Optical Communications
David Kozischek has more than 29 years of experience in communications technology and a profound commitment to Corning Optical Communications' products and services. In his current role, he is responsible for creating and leading efforts to drive optical solutions in targeted MSO/CATV FTTx application areas. FTTx may include FTTH, FTTB, FTTC, FTTT or other fiber deep architectures deployed by the MSO/CATV market. Dave is also responsible for providing deep FTTx application/market expertise and thought leadership externally, and providing marketing leadership for new product commercializations.

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Hossam Salib, Vice President, Cable MSO and Wireless Strategy, ADTRAN
Hossam leads the cable and wireless strategy for ADTRAN. He is driving ADTRAN’s strategy supporting the global cable industry with new products and technologies. Hossam is also responsible for new product development to address service providers’ needs in building next-generation wireless broadband and backhaul networks.

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Mark Leupold, Program Manager, Fiber and Metro Solutions for MSOs, VIAVI Solutions
Mark Leupold has more than 21 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. In his current role, Mark is responsible for working with North American MSOs to provide Fiber and Metro testing solutions that ensure proper network turnup and maintenance/troubleshooting. Mark works with customers deploying FTTx, Fiber Deep, R-PHY and various WDM-based networks who must consider fiber inspection, verifying wavelength(s) and power levels, OTDR for turnup and troubleshooting on all networks, and 24/7 monitoring.

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