The SCTE(TM), the Society for Broadband Professionals, has announced new details of its Autumn Lecture and Annual General Meeting (AGM), which take place on 16 October 2014 at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. The event will feature presentations covering a wide array of topics such as the future of cable access architectures, 4K and network power consumption. After the lecture programme, a cocktail party will be held in the library at the Royal College of Surgeons for members and non-members, providing all attendees with the opportunity for networking.
Presented by a number of renowned technology experts, the Autumn Lecture topics include:
- "The Growing Pains and Tribulations of a National Cable Operator" presented by Alan Corfield, Manager, Transmission Engineering, Virgin Media.
- "4K in Focus" presented by Charlie Bercier, Broadcast Solution Engineer, ATEME.
- "Distributed, Digital and Abstracted ... The Future of Cable Access Architectures" presented by Frank Miller, Global Chief Technology Officer of MSO, Huawei.
- "How to Decouple Network Scalability from Network Power Consumption without Sacrificing Performance" presented by Neil Sugden, Technical Director, Europe, Transmode.
- "Guaranteeing Quality in an IPTV System" presented by Gran Appelquist, CTO, Edgeware AB.
- "Piracy and Live Sports: Protecting Assets, Enhancing Consumer Experiences" by Rory O'Connor, VP of Managed Services, Irdeto.
"The SCTE Autumn Lecture and Annual General Meeting offer our members and the industry a platform for reviewing the latest technology developments and discussing the outlook for the future," said Dr. Roger Blakeway, SCTE President. "As is the case with all our lecture meetings, the topics for this year's programme were selected thoughtfully to ensure that attendees walk away with new knowledge that will make an impact on their professional lives."
SCTE is a Learned Society and non-profit making global organisation that represents its members by aiming to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. In addition to organising industry achievement awards for the broadband industry, the SCTE hosts regular lectures and training courses which have gained worldwide acceptance as the standard for young technicians entering the field of cable telecommunications and for those wanting to advance their knowledge and career prospects. It runs an annual conference and exhibition in the Balkans (http://www.thescte.eu/index.php/events/scte-balkan-conference-and-exhibition/introduction) as well as various lecture meetings and networking events throughout the year.
The lecture agenda is available online at http://www.thescte.eu/downloads/general-documents-1/lectures-conferences-and-exhibitions-1/london-royal-college-of-surgeons-1/16-october-2014. To reserve a place at the Autumn Lecture and AGM, register at www.thescte.eu/index.php/component/proforms/event-booking-form. SCTE members can also access all previous SCTE lecture presentations from the member area of the SCTE website at www.thescte.eu/downloads/members-only-content-1/lectures-1.
Additional information is available at www.theSCTE.eu.