The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), a CableLabs subsidiary, gas announced SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2021 will take place October 11-14 in Atlanta as a hybrid experience to bring the cable telecommunications community back together, safely.

Returning as a hybrid experience, the largest cable telecommunications and technology trade show in the Americas will enable attendees to see the emerging technologies and applications transforming the industry and directly connect with the experts leading the transformation of connectivity in person or online. The 2021 program will equip attendees with the knowledge and ideation to improve consumers’ lives and produce outstanding business results.

“Our industry rose to the challenge of keeping the world connected throughout the pandemic, and we need to get back together to both celebrate as well as to create a plan to continue to de- liver the experiences our customers expect and deserve,” said Mark Dzuban, SCTE president and CEO. “Cable-Tec Expo annually attracts thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe, and we are thrilled to host the first large-scale trade show in the cable industry reconvening in person following a difficult year.”

“This year’s Expo is especially momentous as it will also be SCTE’s first event collaborating with cable leaders and players from other industries as a subsidiary of CableLabs,” said Phil McKin- ney, CEO of CableLabs. “Cable-Tec truly brings the industry together. Whether meeting new people or reestablishing relationships, we are looking forward to connecting with the individuals and organizations that genuinely care about our businesses and the industry at large and are constantly willing to share their experiences and the resources that will push broadband technology innovation forward.”

Following the phenomenal success of last year’s completely virtual event, SCTE has even more amazing experiences planned for 2021. Kicking off the week with the pre-event technology workshop, the 55th Annual Cable TV Pioneers Banquet and a visually exciting opening general session, the Expo will also feature the first National Association of Broadcasters-SCTE live bi- coastal collaborative event, over 50 Fall Technical Forum sessions and cutting-edge presentations via the Innovation Theater Stage. Deeply focused on the evolution of the broadband telecommunications sector, SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2021 will deliver a learning and networking experience unparalleled in the cable industry.

Aiming to shape the future of connectivity, the event’s general session will be kicked off by this year’s program chair, Kevin Hart, executive vice president and chief product and technology officer at Cox Communications. Hart will be joined during the general session by powerhouse technology executives whose organizations play a key role in moving the industry forward. 

Wendell Weeks, Corning’s chairman and CEO, will discuss how the connected, digital society is accelebrating demand for smart devices and, in turn, driving the need for increased bandwidth and ubiquitous connectivity. Eric S. Yuan, the CEO and founder of Zoom Video Communications, Inc., will focus on how the industry can build on key pandemic-era learnings as it unleashes 10G connectivity, revolutionizing the way we live, work, learn and play.

“A critical source of technical and business insights, Cable-Tec Expo 2021 will serve as the platform to create new opportunities across industries, showcase cutting-edge new technologies and services, and gather invaluable business knowledge and policy expertise,” said Hart. “I am honored to lead the outstanding team that is creating engaging content and bringing together professionals from within and beyond the industry for four days of learning, networking and decision-making in Atlanta and online.”

The in-person portion of the event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, which was the first convention center in the country to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. In addition, GWCC has implemented cashless transactions for parking, food and beverage, and coat and bag check. SCTE will be creating a low-touch experience across the event.

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