SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar™ Series: Getting Ready for DOCSIS® 4.0
Date / Time: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London
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Known as DOCSIS 4.0, this emerging set of specs will incorporate the features of both Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), giving cable operators two different but complementary options for expanding their bandwidth capacity and delivering symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds to broadband subscribers.

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading | bio David Kozischeck, Standards Manager, Global Technical & Industry Standards, Corning, Inc | bio
Amol Chobe, Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat | bio Steve C. Condra, Director, Product Management / Engineering, Teleste Intercept | bio
Neil Tang, President, Antronix Inc | bio Dean Stoneback, Senior Director of Engineering and Standards, SCTE•ISBE | bio
Doug Jones, Principal Architect, CableLabs | bio

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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David Kozischek, Standards Manager, Global Technical & Industry Standards, is responsible for the development, coordination and communication of Corning’s standards strategy across Corning’s optical fiber, cabling, and connectivity products.

David has more than 30 years of experience in communications technology and a profound commitment to Corning’s products and services. His roles within Corning have spanned roles as a Sr Field Engineer, Sr Systems Engineer, Technology Manager Strategic Planning, Marketing Manager Data Center and LAN, and Applications Manager MSO/CATV.

David currently manages COC’s participation in TIA study groups/task forces as well as participating in the International Telecommunication Union – Telecommunication (ITU-T) and The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards work. He also oversees Corning participation in the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) on Fibre Channel and supports the Society of Cable TV Engineers (SCTE) standards.

David has a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a BS in Business/Marketing from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has been issued 6 patents and has authored over 40 papers and articles.

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Amol Chobe, a Principal Solution Architect with the cable and media client team at Red Hat, is an accredited technical architect with focus on cloud computing and containers technology.

His experience spans a variety of roles and business areas, including technical consultancy, business requirements analysis, technical architecture, application development, financial planning and deployment throughout the full project life-cycle.

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Steve Condra is currently Director of Product Management/Engineering for Teleste Intercept. Steve has been helping lead the effort for Teleste to enter the North American market specializing in HFC architectures.

Prior to his present position, Steve was working for the Cable Access Business Unit at Cisco in numerous positions including the General Manager for the Access Optics Center of Excellence located in Naperville, Illinois. For more than twelve years Steve has been instrumental in leading the growth and profitability of the world-wide Access businesses for Cisco.

Steve joined Scientific Atlanta in 2000 (later became Cisco in 2006) after having spent sixteen years with Lucent Technologies in a variety of roles. Steve worked in various areas at Lucent including Product Management, Operations, and Engineering for Outdoor Transmission Products helping Lucent excel in outside plant equipment for twisted pair and fiber optics.

Steve has a BS and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

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Neil Tang is the President of Antronix Inc. Since joining Antronix in 1997, he has been leading the engineering design and production of RF broadband products for the last mile cable access network. Prior, Mr. Tang worked in various HW design engineering positions developing wireless transmitters and receivers. He holds a BSEE from Rutgers University and a MSEE from Pennsylvania State University. He has multiple patents issued and pending.

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Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.

Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.

Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.

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Doug Jones is a principal architect at CableLabs, a non-profit research & development lab funded by the global cable industry. He is responsible for developing the Full Duplex DOCSIS certification program. With more than 24 years in the cable industry as both an operator and a supplier, Doug has been focused on driving fiber deeper into the HFC network, the evolution of DOCSIS technology and products and the Proactive Network Maintenance of DOCSIS systems.

Prior to joining CableLabs, Doug was a broadband consultant focusing on PON, FTTH and DOCSIS technologies. He also served as a vice president at Comcast where he led PON and DOCSIS projects including fiber deep, distributed architecture and capacity planning. As chief cable architect at BigBand Networks he was responsible for innovating within the business unit, product management and product marketing.

Doug actively participates in several SCTE standards working groups including the local SCTE chapter and he has been issued multiple patents with patents pending in the areas of broadband access technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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