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Smaller Market Conference 2019
Smaller Market Conference 2019

Smaller Market Conference 2019

Description

This MSO-only event brings together executives and leaders – C-level, VPs, Directors, Managers and others – from across the spectrum of responsibilities including business strategy, technology, engineering, marketing, operations and customer experience. Recent agendas have included spirited discussion of federal and state regulation and legislation affecting the smaller market operators, in-home Wi-Fi, new services such as mobile, IoT and WIPS – and their applicability to this group of operators, network evolution and planning costs – including all-IP transition approaches, 5G and wireless technologies and customer experience, together with keynotes from influencers inside and outside the cable industry.

A CableLabs and NCTA member event.

Keynote Speakers

Laura Martin

Managing Director, Needham & Company

Laura Martin received her BA from Stanford and her MBA from Harvard Business School, and she is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). Martin began her career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in media investment banking, followed by Capital Research & Management, where she advised   $100 billion and managed a $500 million portfolio of media stocks. She moved to Credit Suisse First Boston in 1994 as the senior media analyst, where she was nationally ranked by Institutional Investor between 1999 and 2001. In 2002, Martin moved to Paris to become EVP of Financial Strategy and Investor Relations for Vivendi Universal. In 2004, she founded Media Metrics, LLC publishing equity research on the largest entertainment, cable and Internet stocks in the U.S., where she was nationally ranked as “Best of the Independent Research Boutiques” by Institutional Investor for many years. In 2009, Martin moved to Needham & Company, LLC, where she publishes research on the largest Internet and Entertainment companies.

Laura Martin

Managing Director, Needham & Company

Laura Martin received her BA from Stanford and her MBA from Harvard Business School, and she is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). Martin began her career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in media investment banking, followed by Capital Research & Management, where she advised   $100 billion and managed a $500 million portfolio of media stocks. She moved to Credit Suisse First Boston in 1994 as the senior media analyst, where she was nationally ranked by Institutional Investor between 1999 and 2001. In 2002, Martin moved to Paris to become EVP of Financial Strategy and Investor Relations for Vivendi Universal. In 2004, she founded Media Metrics, LLC publishing equity research on the largest entertainment, cable and Internet stocks in the U.S., where she was nationally ranked as “Best of the Independent Research Boutiques” by Institutional Investor for many years. In 2009, Martin moved to Needham & Company, LLC, where she publishes research on the largest Internet and Entertainment companies.

Craig Moffett

Partner and Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson Research

Craig Moffett has been elected to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-American Research Team in the U.S. Telecom and/or Cable & Satellite sectors on eighteen separate occasions, including nine separate appearances as the #1 analyst in America in either U.S. Telecom and/or Cable & Satellite. He has also been rated the #1 analyst in the U.S. Telecommunications sector by Bloomberg Markets, and he has consistently ranked #1 in Research Quality in Greenwich Research’s annual survey in both Telecommunications and U.S. Cable and Satellite sectors.

Prior to founding MoffettNathanson, Mr. Moffett spent more than ten years at Sanford Bernstein & Co., LLC as a senior research analyst. In 2011 he became the first analyst in the firm’s history to be ranked #1 in two sectors simultaneously by Institutional Investor.

He was previously the President and founder of the e-commerce business at Sotheby’s Holdings, the venerable auction house. In 1999, he led Sothebys.com to what was then the highest first year sales of any consumer website ever launched.

Mr. Moffett spent more than eleven years at The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a Partner and Vice President specializing in telecommunications. He was the leader of BCG’s global Telecommunications practice from 1996 to 1999. While at BCG, he led client initiatives in the U.S. local, long distance, and wireless sectors, in both consumer and commercial services, and advised companies outside the U.S. in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. His relationship with a U.S. RBOC spanned more than a decade, and he was the author of more than 20 articles about the telecommunications industry during the 1990s. He published analyses and forecasts of the overcapacity and pending collapse of the U.S. long distance business as early as 1998. Mr. Moffett graduated from Harvard Business School with Honors in 1989. He received a BA from Brown University phi beta kappa in 1984.

Craig Moffett

Partner and Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson Research

Craig Moffett has been elected to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-American Research Team in the U.S. Telecom and/or Cable & Satellite sectors on eighteen separate occasions, including nine separate appearances as the #1 analyst in America in either U.S. Telecom and/or Cable & Satellite. He has also been rated the #1 analyst in the U.S. Telecommunications sector by Bloomberg Markets, and he has consistently ranked #1 in Research Quality in Greenwich Research’s annual survey in both Telecommunications and U.S. Cable and Satellite sectors.

Prior to founding MoffettNathanson, Mr. Moffett spent more than ten years at Sanford Bernstein & Co., LLC as a senior research analyst. In 2011 he became the first analyst in the firm’s history to be ranked #1 in two sectors simultaneously by Institutional Investor.

He was previously the President and founder of the e-commerce business at Sotheby’s Holdings, the venerable auction house. In 1999, he led Sothebys.com to what was then the highest first year sales of any consumer website ever launched.

Mr. Moffett spent more than eleven years at The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a Partner and Vice President specializing in telecommunications. He was the leader of BCG’s global Telecommunications practice from 1996 to 1999. While at BCG, he led client initiatives in the U.S. local, long distance, and wireless sectors, in both consumer and commercial services, and advised companies outside the U.S. in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. His relationship with a U.S. RBOC spanned more than a decade, and he was the author of more than 20 articles about the telecommunications industry during the 1990s. He published analyses and forecasts of the overcapacity and pending collapse of the U.S. long distance business as early as 1998. Mr. Moffett graduated from Harvard Business School with Honors in 1989. He received a BA from Brown University phi beta kappa in 1984.

Agenda

  • 08/04/19

    Keystone Lodge Ballroom (Third Floor)

  • 6:30am - 5:00pm

    REGISTRATION / INFORMATION

  • 6:30 - 8:15am

    BREAKFAST

  • 8:00am

    THE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON AND THE STATES – CLEAR, CLOUDY OR THREATENING?
    Moderator: Lisa Schoenthaler, NCTA
    Speakers: Rob Alderfer, CableLabs; James Assey, NCTA; Rick Cimerman, NCTA

  • 9:00am

    PON OPPORTUNITIES IN AN HFC WORLD
    Speaker: Curtis Knittle, CableLabs

  • 9:45am

    BREAK

  • 10:15am

    CLOUD GAMING
    Moderator: Stephen Froehlich, CableLabs
    Speaker: Barry Ferris, CableLabs

  • 11:00am

    KEYNOTE
    Keynote Speaker: Laura Martin, Needham & Company

  • 12:00pm

    LUNCH

  • 1:30pm

    SUPER-CHARGING DOCSIS® PERFORMANCE
    Moderator: Karthik Sundaresan, CableLabs
    Speakers: Victor Esposito, GCI; Jon Pederson, Midco; Dan Rice, Comcast; Melody Rock, Shaw Communications

  • 2:45pm

    BREAK

  • 3:15pm

    OPERATIONAL TRANSFORMATION
    Moderator: Damian Poltz, Shaw Communications
    Speakers: Chip McDonald, Cable ONE; Noé Morales, Shaw Communications; Mark Swanson, TDS Telecommunications

  • 4:15pm

    KEYNOTE
    Keynote Speaker: Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson

  • 6:00pm

    DINNER
    For registered guests only.
    Transportation will be provided to the dinner.

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will open on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

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