SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Playing with PON
Date / Time: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m.London
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Even though DOCSIS may still have a long life ahead of it, PON is rapidly emerging as an important alternative transmission technology for cable operators as they install more fiber lines. Whether they are leveraging EPON, GPON, 10G EPON or the other various PON flavors, cablecos and vendors are increasingly deploying PON to meet their customers' bandwidth needs. How is the industry leveraging the different PONs? What are the requirements for deploying the technology? How can operators and vendors mesh PON and DOCSIS? This webinar will tackle questions like these and more.

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader - Light Reading

Jorge Pascal, Senior Solutions Architect, Intraway

Stephen Colangelo, Business Development Manager, VIAVI Solutions

Steve Harris, Executive Director, Technical Sales, Learning & Development, SCTE/ISBE

Brendan Ryan, Sr. Software Engineer - Network Platform Group, Intel

Jason Morris, Marketing Manager, Corning Optical Communications

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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Jorge Pascal, Senior Solutions Architect, Intraway
As Intraway’s Senior Solutions Architect, Jorge guides customers and introduces the technical vision of Intraway’s solutions. He’s excelled as a Solutions Architect and Business Development strategist in the telecom and cable industries in Latin America for over 20 years, combining his deep knowledge of product portfolio strategy, technology roadmap and customer value propositions. He’s worked in provisioning platforms projects in leading operators in LATAM, such as Telefonica Peru, Cablevision Argentina, Tigo Millicom and Liberty Panama.

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Stephen Colangelo, Business Development Manager, VIAVI Solutions
Stephen Colangelo is the Fiber Optic Solutions Business Development Manager at VIAVI focusing on the CATV/MSO market. Stephen leverages more than 23 years of experience designing, defining and promoting optical test equipment for the installation and maintenance of communication networks. He is recognized as an industry leader within the telecommunications industry for helping customers define and integrate cost-effective network testing solutions. Stephen’s background includes various engineering, marketing and business development roles.

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Steve Harris, Executive Director, Technical Sales, Learning & Development, SCTE/ISBE
Steve is a respected international subject matter expert and thought leader in telecommunications, high technology and information technology systems engineering.

At SCTE•ISBE he is responsible for training content that can lead to increased revenue for cable system operators, resolution of business challenges and enhanced subscriber experiences. He has been integral to the development of ~800 modules of SCTE•ISBE training, as well as boot camps and certification programs for more than 100,000 telecommunication professionals.

SCTE•ISBE training supports the cable workforce in such areas as Fiber Deep, DAA, FTTx, DOCSIS, Wi-Fi, routing, switching, virtualization, cloud, IPv6, Ethernet, Business Services, Cybersecurity, MPEG, Linux, Critical Facilities, installation services, EPON and outside plant/HFC.

A holder of more than 40 industry and instructor certification, Steve 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.

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Brendan Ryan, Sr. Software Engineer - Network Platform Group, Intel
Brendan Ryan is a senior software engineer in Intel’s Network Platform Group. His area of focus is Network Function Virtualization, specializing in packet-processing optimization and deployment of DOCSIS and PON network access solutions on Intel CPU platforms. He has led development of the Intel Reference vCMTS Data-plane, which is publicly available on the Intel 01.org open-source site and is currently working on optimization of this for a DOCSIS R-MAC footprint on a Generic Access Platform (GAP) compute module. Brendan has also worked extensively on vOLT data-plane optimization for Intel CPU based platforms including solutions incorporating Micro-OLT plugins. Brendan has a B.Eng Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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Jason Morris, Marketing Manager, Corning Optical Communications
For the past eleven years, Jason Morris has been involved in industries at the forefront of technology. As a marketing manager for Corning Optical Communications, Jason is responsible for marketing strategy that includes being the subject matter expert on Corning products and industry standards.

Jason has a Bachelor of Geography, GIS specialization from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has been a member of SCTE since 2014.

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