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SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Getting the Edge on Edge Computing
Date / Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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There are few things hotter in today’s tech world than edge computing, as service providers seek to bring powerful internet functionality to users at the very tip of their networks. As a result, cable operators and tech vendors are fervently exploring edge computing’s potential as they aim to develop and deliver such next-gen, low-latency connectivity services as augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), cloud gaming, holographic video, light-field displays, smart homes, 5G mobile, autonomous vehicles, healthcare sensors, home surveillance and facial recognition, among others. Where does cable stand in its pursuit of the edge? What challenges must still be overcome?

This session will examine cable's emerging edge compute strategy.

Speakers:
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading | bio Bob Wald, SCTE Explorer Initiatives - Technology Innovation & Strategy, SCTE | bio
Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect, Red Hat | bio Randy Levensalor, 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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Works for SCTE advancing both Explorer Initiatives and Standards.

At heart, a creative explorer animated by 13 years of engineering education.

3 decades of work and tech innovation consulting includes 49 market segments and well over 20 early-stage companies.

Began cable experience on the original DOCSIS 1.0/1.1 team and then helped develop EuroDOCSIS in Europe for 4 years with UPC (now Liberty Global).

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Rob Wilmoth is a Chief Architect on the Red Hat Americas Service Provider team. He works closely with customers and partners assisting with challenges ranging from regulatory compliance and general IT, to changing their perspectives and approaches towards business problems in the network and content delivery spaces. He has excelled in solution architecture roles supporting a range of industry participants including AT&T, WarnerMedia, Charter Communications, Comcast, TIAA Bank and the utility industry.

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Randy Levensalor is a lead architect at CableLabs, a non-profit research & development lab funded by the global cable industry. As a principal member of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) team, he is responsible for creating the NFV infrastructure reference platform and progressing orchestration capabilities based on service providers’ needs. Randy also leads the Software Defined Networking NFV Application development Platform and Stack project, or SNAPS®, a CableLabs initiative to accelerate and ease the adoption of network virtualization.

Prior to joining CableLabs, Randy gained extensive experience leading R&D, DevOps, and product management across several Hewlett-Packard divisions focusing on successfully delivering its public cloud, Linux and converged management solutions.

Randy is actively involved in OPNFV, OpenStack and OpenDaylight and contributes to key industry standardization efforts including ETSI NFV. A subject matter expert, he has spoken on a broad range of topics at several conferences including the Open Networking Summit, OpenStack Summit, OPNFV Summit, Big Communications, SCTE Cable Tech Expo, NFV World Congress, SDN World Congress, Linux Conference Australia, Automation Everywhere and many more. Randy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech.

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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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Rich Loveland is the Director of Product Line Management for Vecima’s Passive Optical Networking (PON) for fiber-to-the-premise products.

With more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Rich has held various marketing, product management, business development and engineering roles at Ciena, Ipitek, Pliant Systems Inc., Nortel Networks, Nokia (Formerly Alcatel-Lucent) and now Vecima Networks Inc.

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