SCTE Live Learning Webinar™ Series: How to Test the Next-Gen Cable Network
Date / Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Cable technologists love to talk about the great potential of DOCSIS 4.0, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), Flexible MAC Architecture, Fiber Deep, network virtualization and other new technologies and specs. But, even as cable operators and their tech partners move ahead with upgrades of their HFC networks and deployments of these new technologies, they are running smack into fresh challenges testing, monitoring and maintaining these next-gen networks. This session will dive into the challenges of measuring, monitoring and testing the evolving cable network and discuss how operators and vendors are coping with these challenges.
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading | bioChris Bastian, SVP, Engineering and CTO, SCTE | bio
Jim Walsh, Solutions Marketing Manager, VIAVI Solutions | bioGriffin Ashe,Principal, MSO Strategy Lead, Red Hat | bio
Jason Rupe, , Ph.D., Principal Architect, Wired, R&D, 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.
Chris Bastian joined SCTE•ISBE in 2015 following three decades of leadership in advanced cable and network security technologies. Chris is responsible for all areas of technology and engineering to ensure that SCTE and ISBE maintain a leadership role in standardizing and operationalizing advanced technology, including the SCTE•ISBE Standards Program and the SCTE•ISBE Engineering Committee – as well as groundbreaking efforts such as SCTE•ISBE’s Energy 2020 program.
Prior to joining SCTE•ISBE, Chris spent 10 years with Comcast, where he served as senior director of converged regional area network engineering for the Comcast Network Engineering Group, executive director of network architecture for the Comcast Technology and Product Group and ultimately as executive director of Comcast’s Xfinity WiFi network. Previously, he had held network operations and engineering positions with RCN and Comcast Cellular Communications, and had spent 10 years in engineering and leadership capacities with the National Security Agency.
Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and an M.S. in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.
Jim has over 25 years experience in telecommunications and semiconductor industries serving in primarily engineering, product line management, and marketing roles. He is currently a Solutions Marketing Manager at VIAVI Solutions focusing on HFC and fiber broadband service delivery with previous experience at Intel and Delphi. Jim received both undergraduate and MBA degrees from Purdue University, holds 7 US patents, and is a six-sigma black belt.
Griffin Ashe is a skilled business and technical strategist, public speaker, and product leader with extensive experience in the enterprise technology industry.
As a Principal Solution Architect on Red Hat’s Service Provider & Edge Computing team, Griffin helps define, communicate, and implement Red Hat's Open Hybrid Cloud strategy and leads strategic open source technology initiatives across the industry, while tracking and contributing to AI/ML, SDN, NFV, 5G, and Edge Computing developments.
His specialties include product strategy, business development, technical marketing, open source software, containers, Kubernetes, networking, industry and competitive analysis, automation, cloud strategies, IaaS, PaaS, distributed systems, and emerging technologies.
Jason got his Ph.D. from Texas A&M. He has held titles including senior technical staff and director at USWEST, Qwest, Polar Star Consulting, and Tenica. He was the Managing Editor of IEEE Transactions on Reliability and co-chair of IEEE Blockchain initiative, and is currently a VP for the IEEE Reliability Society. He is a CableLabs Principal Architect working on Proactive Network Maintenance and Operations Convergence.
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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