NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the leading online publication for the telecom industry, and Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), its prestigious market research division, will host their third annual Future of Cable Business conference on Thursday, December 3, 2009, in New York City. The Future of Cable Business Services event, co-hosted by Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Alan Breznick and Light Reading's Cable Digital News Site Editor Jeff Baumgartner, will explore the many promising opportunities for cable operators and tech equipment manufacturers in the ever-expanding, $130 billion-plus U.S. business telecom services market.
The Future of Cable Business Services conference will feature morning keynote speaker Phil Meeks, Vice President for Cox Business, who will discuss the MSO's latest commercial services initiatives and its strategies for the upcoming year. The conference will also feature afternoon keynote speaker Denisse Goldbarg, Vice President of Marketing and Training for Time Warner Cable Business Class, who will address the MSO's efforts to raise its commercial profile in such major markets as New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
"Despite the Great Recession, cable operators are continuing to make great strides in capturing more telecom services spending from small-to-medium-sized firms," Breznick says. "Now the question is whether cable providers can keep making strides as the economy improves, they set their sights on larger firms, and the big telcos start to fight back."
Other featured speakers will include: Glenn Calafati, Director, Product Marketing & Development, at Cablevision Systems' Optimum Lightpath; Brian Rose, Product Development Manager at Cox Business; Darren Wolner, Director, Product Management, Data Services, at Time Warner Cable Business Class; Tracy Markwood, VP of Service Planning & Management at Rogers Business Solutions; Steve Cruce, VP of Telephone Services at Bresnan Communications; and Glenn Russell, Director, Business Services Strategic Assessment, at CableLabs.
Speakers from sponsoring companies will also be presenting. The event's sponsors include: Platinum Sponsor Ciena; Gold Sponsors Alcatel-Lucent, Cedar Point Communications, Cisco Systems, Empirix, Juniper Networks, and Metaswitch Networks; and Silver Sponsor Level 3 Communications. More than 120 cable and telecom executives are expected to attend the conference at the Westin Times Square Hotel.
Registration for press and analysts is free. To register for The Future of Cable Business Services in New York, please visit: www.lightreading.com/cablenyc.
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About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the leading online media, research, and focused-event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events, including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, Light Reading operates as a unit of TechWeb.
TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus), the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services, including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
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United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion.
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