Canoe Ventures, Comcast, Cox Communications, & Cisco to Keynote at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies Conference

Jun 23, 2010, 08:00 ET from Light Reading

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (, the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, and Heavy Reading (, its prestigious market research division, will host their third annual Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies conference on June 24, 2010, in Atlanta.

Moderated by Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Alan Breznick, Light Reading Cable Site Editor Jeff Baumgartner, and Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider Contributing Analyst Craig Leddy, Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies: Winning the Three-Screen Battle is a one-day conference that will take a comprehensive look at the cable industry's attempts to generate fresh revenues and succeed in the emerging three-screen universe by deploying next-generation video technologies, applications, and services. Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies 2009 in Atlanta was one of the most successful cable live events in 2009 with 115 attendees, of whom over 60 percent were from cable operators and programmers. Expected attendance for the 2010 conference is between 100 and 150 attendees.

Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies: Winning the Three-Screen Battle will feature keynote speakers from four of the cable industry's leading organizations: Jay Kreiling, VP of Video Services for Comcast; Arthur Orduna, Chief Technology Officer for Canoe Ventures; Lisa Pickelsimer, Executive Director for Video Product Development at Cox Communications; and Charles "Kip" Compton, Senior Director & General Manager, Video & Content Platforms Business Unit, Cisco Systems.

"We will have major cable operators, programmers, equipment vendors, analysts, and advertising agencies addressing such critical industry issues as multi-screen video, 3DTV, IP video, interactive TV, and advanced advertising," Breznick says. "This is easily the biggest, most diverse speaker lineup we've ever put together for this conference. So we expect some important news to come out of it."    

Other featured speakers include Rob Aksman, EVP Client Management & Experience Design, BrightLine iTV; Scott Barton, Executive Director, On Demand, Starz Entertainment; Kathleen DeBenedictis, Director of Product Management, Comcast Spotlight; Colin Dixon, Senior Partner, Advisory, The Diffusion Group; Jeff Finkelstein, Director of Network Architecture, Cox Communications; Joseph G. Fiveash, Executive VP, The Weather Channel; Paul Gagnon, Director, North American TV Research, DisplaySearch; Michael S. Kazmier, CTO, Avail-TVN; Steve Necessary, VP Video Strategy & Product Management, Cox Communications; Michael Quigley, VP Business Development & Multi-Platform Distribution, Turner Broadcasting System; and John Vartanian, CTO, iN DEMAND.

Speakers from sponsoring companies will also be presenting. Sponsors include Super Platinum Sponsor Cisco; Gold Sponsors Arris, Ericsson, Motorola, SeaChange, and Vip-TV by EchoStar; Silver Sponsor Smith Micro Software; and Association Sponsors CTAM Southeast, Multimedia Over Coax Alliance, and Women in Cable Telecommunications – Atlanta.

Registration for press and analysts is free. To register for Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies: Winning the Three-Screen Battle conference in Atlanta, please visit:


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