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SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Adopting Cloud Computing
Date / Time: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
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Like other network providers, cable operators are looking to leverage cloud computing to offer various hardware-based products as software-based services, including both residential and business services. Operators are taking this route to improve the customer experience, bring new services to market quicker, scale them easier and reduce costs, among other things. But getting started can seem daunting. In this session, we’ll explore how operators can begin putting cloud computing to work.



 
Speakers
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader - Light Reading

Thuy Nguyen, Cable Segment Lead, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect, Service Provider Team, Red Hat North America

Randy Levensalor, Lead Architect, CableLabs

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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Thuy Nguyen, Cable Segment Lead, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Thuy Nguyen leads the Cable Segment for Intel's Network Platforms Group (NPG). Intel is focused on helping cable MSO's and the cable partner ecosystem transform HFC networks to meet the ever growing demand for more broadband bandwidth. Thuy supports the Intel team developing access network solutions enabling Network Functions Virtualization to help Cable MSO's scale their HFC networks for the next decade of growth and network transformation.

Prior to Intel Corporation, Thuy has spent more than 20 years working in the Cable broadband industry where he previously served Comcast as GM & VP of Engineering. Thuy has worked in Network Engineering capacities for Rogers Cablesystems, @Home Network (Excite@Home), Comcast, and Charter. Thuy has also worked for Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, and startup companies developing cable broadband and wireless solutions.

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Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect, Service Provider Team, Red Hat North America
Rob Wilmoth is Chief Architect for the Red Hat North America Service provider team. He works closely with customers and partners advising and assisting with challenges ranging from regulatory compliance and general IT, to changing the way that they view their business problems in the network and content delivery spaces. He has been with Red Hat for eleven years in various Solutions Architecture roles supporting accounts including; AT&T, WarnerMedia, Charter Communications, Comcast, TIAA Bank, and the utility industry.

Rob is an Appalachian State Grad with bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems.

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Randy Levensalor, Lead Architect, CableLabs
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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Sev Sadura, Director of Product Marketing – Clearfield
Sev Sadura has over 18 years of experience in telecom and data network markets. He’s held product management and leadership positions at Pentair, Transition Networks, Allied Telesis and Entrust Datacard. Sev’s focus is on innovation and how technology mitigates business risks and solves customer challenges.

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