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CableLabs Envision Vendor Forum 2021: Mobile and Convergence

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CableLabs Envision will take place April 20-21, 2021, 9:00-11:30 a.m. MDT on both days.

Envision Vendor Forum 2021: Mobile and Convergence is an event dedicated to executives, senior technologists and strategists who are creating next-generation service offerings that will not only deliver unique and seamless user experiences, but will do so efficiently and at lower costs and higher quality than today. Convergence, which seeks to merge wireline and wireless technologies into a singular, multi-modal communication platform that reduces network complexity, cuts operational costs, improves quality and creates new business and service opportunities.

Be Part of the Conversation!

  • Hear firsthand about real challenges and concerns involved with building the converged networks of the future.
  • Find out about CableLabs’ updated mobile and convergence strategies to align and empower our community and the industry toward this important transformational change.
  • Learn how you and your company can leverage CableLabs and its community of operators to drive mobile and convergence success.
  • The event format offers panel discussions and presentations, followed by live Q&A.

Registration is open and is good for the full 2-day event. Each person must register separately. The event is FREE – there is no cost to attend.

Company email address required to register.
This event is closed to outside press, media and analysts.
Online Registration Deadline is April 14, 2021.
 

Can’t Make the Live Virtual Event? Register for a Rebroadcast

CableLabs will rebroadcast the event in its entirety for you and your colleagues who are based outside of the United States. Please note that individual registrations are required for each event.

CableLabs Envision Vendor Forum 2021: Mobile and Convergence Rebroadcast – Asia takes place on April 22-23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (GMT+8) both days.

CableLabs Envision Vendor Forum 2021: Mobile and Convergence Rebroadcast – Europe takes place on April 26-27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (GMT+1) both days.

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    Date and Location

    Date: April 20-21, 2021
    Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. MDT
    Location: Virtual Event

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    Rebroadcast

    Click here to register for CableLabs Envision Vendor Forum 2021 Rebroadcast – Asia on April 22-23, 2021.
    Click here to register for CableLabs Envision Vendor Forum 2021 Rebroadcast – Europe on April 26- 27, 2021.

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    Who Should Attend?

    This event is closed to outside press, media and analysts. 
    Are you a senior strategist, product line manager, senior technologist/architect, C-level executive or D-level executive? If so, this event is designed just for you.

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    Registration Fees

    Registration is complimentary.
    Company email address required to register.

Speakers

Agenda

  • 04/20/2021
    Day 1 | 9:00-11:30 a.m. MDT
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    • 9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome

      Speaker: Mariam Sorond, CableLabs
    • 9:10-10:10 a.m. User-Centric Networks of the Future

      The world is going through a transformation in connectivity. User-centric networks will drive the future. We must identify and drive capabilities that provide options for mobile operations. Join a conversation to explore the scale needed to create influence within the wireless and wireline networks across mobile and fixed access.

      Host: Mariam Sorond, CableLabs
      Speakers:
      Nadia Benabdallah, Vodafone
      Craig Cowden, Charter Communications
      Tom Nagel, Comcast
    • 10:10-10:20 a.m. Break
    • 10:20-10:50 a.m. Technology Forces in the New World

      The technology forces that drive the wireless and mobile communications industry are very different than those in cable, or are they? As many of our cable operators develop their strategies in this new world, the vendor community must also adapt. To understand the technology forces in mobile, please join us in this panel session with some of the key drivers.

      Moderator: David Debrecht, CableLabs
      Speakers:
      Anil Bhandari, Altiostar
      Juan Montojo, Qualcomm
      Stephen Rayment, Ericsson
      Kevin Shatzkamer, Google
    • 10:50-11:25 a.m. Virtualization and Open Platforms

      Leveraging virtualization and open platforms transform the Access Network from a connectivity platform to a connectivity and compute platform with dynamic workload allocation, enabling flexibility in how you manage, run, and operate your network. Edge computing, orchestration of virtualized workloads, and acceleration together enable agile deployment models. These models lead to optimal use of infrastructure to drive down costs, offer differentiated and converged services that use edge capabilities, enable quicker time-to-market for new network and application features, and promote flexibility to scale capacity up or down as required to meet customer needs.

      Moderator: Mark Bridges, CableLabs
      Speaker: Rob Wilmoth, Red Hat
    • 11:25-11:30 a.m. Closing

      Speaker: Mariam Sorond, CableLabs
  • 04/21/2021
    Day 2 | 9:00-11:30 a.m. MDT
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    • 9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome

      Speaker: Mariam Sorond, CableLabs
    • 9:10-9:40 a.m. A Converged World - CableLabs' Vision

      Convergence is a key differentiator for the industry. Work-from-home is here to stay and requires a better in-home experience to ensure productivity. Hear from leading companies in the eco-system who are creating simpler, faster and more agile network offerings that can seamlessly transition user connectivity from wired to wireless and vice versa, delivering the uninterrupted, omnipresent connectivity customers require.

      Host: Mariam Sorond, CableLabs
      Speakers:
      Stephen Alexander, Ciena
      Caroline Chan, Intel
      Shawn Hakl, Microsoft
      Robert Soni, Nokia Bell Labs
    • 9:40-9:50 a.m. Kyrio Introduces IWiNS

      Until now, when mobile users have overlapping coverage from Mobile and Wi-Fi networks, operators have had no control over which wireless network is used, and end-users often struggle to perform manual network troubleshooting. This leaves operators with unhappy customers and unpredictable costs. Kyrio is building a product to solve this issue: Intelligent Wireless Network Steering (IWiNS). Learn how IWiNS can be integrated with vendor products and operator networks, letting operators improve the user experience while also controlling costs.

      Speaker: Ike Elliott, Kyrio
    • 9:50-10:00 a.m. Break
    • 10:00-10:20 a.m. CableLabs Wireless R&D Activities - Current and Near Future

      CableLabs is making shifts in R&D to support members and the wireless industry in fixed/mobile convergence. This session will provide some insight into that shift and will offer a view of just some of the initiatives and innovations going on at CableLabs in the space.

      Speakers:
      Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, CableLabs
      David Debrecht, CableLabs
    • 10:20-10:50 a.m. Wireless and Spectrum Regulatory Policy: A Fireside Chat

      Plug in to the most recent developments of 5G spectrum policy and open RAN during this insightful conversation.

      Moderator: Becky Tangren, CableLabs
      Speaker:
      Umair Javed, FCC
    • 10:50-11:20 a.m. Security in a Wireless World

      5G differs from prior generations in that it provides not only fast speed, high bandwidth, and low delays, but also a series of new security enhancements across the entire network (including User Equipment, Radio Access Network, and 5G core). Learn how public-key cryptography is applied in some of the new security enhancements in 5G to protect user identities and to authenticate devices and networks. Explore how to leverage public-key infrastructures (and their security services) to support trust across entities and networks. The quantum-threat to public-key cryptography will also be discussed.

      Speakers:
      Massimiliano Pala, CableLabs
      Tao Wan, CableLabs
    • 11:20-11:30 a.m. Closing Observations and Acknowledgements

      Speakers:
      David Debrecht, CableLabs
      Mariam Sorond, CableLabs
  • 04/22/2021
    Rebroadcast - Asia | April 22-23, 2021
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    • 10:00 a.m. GMT+8 CableLabs Envision Vendor Forum 2021 Rebroadcast – Asia
      April 22-23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (GMT+8) both days.
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  • 04/26/2021
    Rebroadcast - Europe | April 26-27, 2021
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    • 10:00 a.m. GMT+1 CableLabs Envision Vendor Forum 2021 Rebroadcast – Europe
      April 26-27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (GMT+1) both days.
      Click here to register