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Date / Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader - Light Reading

In their drive to sell more 4K TVs, consumer electronics makers are embracing HDR, or High Dynamic Range, a technique that expands the range of both color and contrast significantly on a TV set. This technology makes images appear to have more depth and richness. But it puts even more bandwidth and compression demands on pay-TV providers. How can cable operators meet those demands? In this session, we’ll look at what’s possible.



 

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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Dean Stoneback, Senior Director, Engineering, SCTE
Dean Stoneback is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry, with specific targets that 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 supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery. Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, he spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he was most recently 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.

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Wayne Hickey, Advisor, Product Marketing - Ciena
Wayne Hickey is an advisor in Ciena's Portfolio Solutions Marketing team. He has extensive experience in virtualization, packet and optical networking technologies with ECI Telecom, APCON, Overture Networks and Cisco Systems where he held roles in product marketing, solutions marketing, product managing and systems engineering. He also held various positions with Aliant Telecom (Bell Aliant), the third-largest telecommunications provider in Canada.

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Douglas Hague, Solutions Marketing CIVT – Viavi Solutions
Over 20 years of experience at Viavi Solutions and the companies within the Test and Measurement industry with over 16 years in the CATV arena and over 2 years in the Fiber optics arena, originally joining the company when it was Wavetek Doug has been part of the technical support, training, application engineering, solutions consulting, and marketing groups and is currently marketing manager for Viavi’s Fiber field test solutions.

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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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