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Summer Conference 2019
Summer Conference 2019

Summer Conference 2019

Fueling the Work Revolution

Nestled in the beautiful Rocky mountains is a place where hundreds of technologists and innovators gather every summer to collaborate, share and learn—a place we like to call “Faster, Together.” Join us at our 2019 Summer Conference and see for yourself. This year’s agenda is jam-packed with innovation showcases, powerful keynotes, expert panels, Fireside Chats and plenty of networking opportunities for professionals from all corners of the cable industry. This is the one place where you can go to get inspired—or inspire others—to build the future we can all be proud of faster, together. Be sure to register today!

Special announcement: This will be your last opportunity to attend our Summer Conference. All the positive feedback from our past attendees has prompted us to think even bigger! In 2020, we’re launching a brand new annual event designed to meet the growing needs of our tech community in the new decade and beyond. Stay tuned for updates.

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Safi Bahcall

Author , Loonshots

In his instant Wall Street Journal bestselling book Loonshots, Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about innovation and group dynamics, challenging everything we thought we knew about radical breakthroughs. In talks based on his book—which Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman calls “Not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand how ideas change the world”—Bahcall shows how we can stoke innovation, create better leaders, and support “loonshots”: the imperfect but ingenious ideas that have the potential to change the world.

As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and co-founder and CEO of Synta Pharmaceuticals, Safi Bahcall spent nearly two decades of his life bringing big, innovative ideas to fruition. Frequently, this meant assessing and developing loonshots—the widely dismissed ideas whose champions are often written off as crazy. Along the way, he noticed the obstacles that innovators came up against, which seemed to stem from “the mysteries of group behavior.” As he dynamically explains, small changes in the structure of a company, rather than in its culture, can transform the behavior of the distinct groups involved, allowing innovation to flourish.

In his talks, Bahcall shows how the science of phase transitions—think water becoming ice—suggests a useful new way of nurturing radical breakthroughs. He explains the mystery of why good teams—even those with excellent people and the best intentions—can kill great ideas. With humor, history, and a dash of physics, Bahcall offers audiences the tools to become initiators of innovative surprise rather than witnesses to it.

Bahcall is a physicist and biotech entrepreneur, and in 2011 worked with President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on shaping the future of national research. After working for three years as a consultant for McKinsey, Bahcall co-founded the biotechnology company Synta Pharmaceuticals, where he helped develop new drugs for cancer treatment. He led Synta’s IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years. In 2008, he was named the Ernst & Young New England Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur of the Year. His first book, Loonshots, is out now from St. Martin’s Press. Business InsiderInc. Magazine, and The Washington Post all included Loonshots in their Top 10 and Must-Read booklists of 2019.

Safi Bahcall

Author , Loonshots

In his instant Wall Street Journal bestselling book Loonshots, Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about innovation and group dynamics, challenging everything we thought we knew about radical breakthroughs. In talks based on his book—which Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman calls “Not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand how ideas change the world”—Bahcall shows how we can stoke innovation, create better leaders, and support “loonshots”: the imperfect but ingenious ideas that have the potential to change the world.

As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and co-founder and CEO of Synta Pharmaceuticals, Safi Bahcall spent nearly two decades of his life bringing big, innovative ideas to fruition. Frequently, this meant assessing and developing loonshots—the widely dismissed ideas whose champions are often written off as crazy. Along the way, he noticed the obstacles that innovators came up against, which seemed to stem from “the mysteries of group behavior.” As he dynamically explains, small changes in the structure of a company, rather than in its culture, can transform the behavior of the distinct groups involved, allowing innovation to flourish.

In his talks, Bahcall shows how the science of phase transitions—think water becoming ice—suggests a useful new way of nurturing radical breakthroughs. He explains the mystery of why good teams—even those with excellent people and the best intentions—can kill great ideas. With humor, history, and a dash of physics, Bahcall offers audiences the tools to become initiators of innovative surprise rather than witnesses to it.

Bahcall is a physicist and biotech entrepreneur, and in 2011 worked with President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on shaping the future of national research. After working for three years as a consultant for McKinsey, Bahcall co-founded the biotechnology company Synta Pharmaceuticals, where he helped develop new drugs for cancer treatment. He led Synta’s IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years. In 2008, he was named the Ernst & Young New England Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur of the Year. His first book, Loonshots, is out now from St. Martin’s Press. Business InsiderInc. Magazine, and The Washington Post all included Loonshots in their Top 10 and Must-Read booklists of 2019.

Michael Powell

President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Michael K. Powell is the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nominated by President Bill Clinton and sworn in on November 3, 1997. He served as a member of the FCC for eight years during which time he was designated its chair by President George W. Bush in January 2001 and continued in that capacity until April 2005.

During his time as FCC chair, Chairman Powell oversaw the rapid transformation of communications markets into the Digital Age. During his tenure, the Internet came into widespread commercial use, as did smart phones, Wi-Fi networks and satellite radio.

In his current role as President & CEO of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Mr. Powell leads one of the largest trade associations in Washington, D.C., representing the communications and content industries. Prior public service includes Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and service as an armored cavalry officer in U.S. Army. In the private sector he practiced law and was a senior advisor in a private equity firm. Chairman Powell also served on the boards of Cisco and AOL.

Chairman Powell serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Mayo Clinic, The William and Mary Endowment Board and America’s Promise Alliance. At America’s Promise, he co-chairs the Grad Nation project, an effort to address the high school dropout crisis.
Powell received his bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William and Mary and also holds an honorary doctorate from the College. He also served as Rector of the school’s Board of Visitors. He received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Michael Powell

President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Michael K. Powell is the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nominated by President Bill Clinton and sworn in on November 3, 1997. He served as a member of the FCC for eight years during which time he was designated its chair by President George W. Bush in January 2001 and continued in that capacity until April 2005.

During his time as FCC chair, Chairman Powell oversaw the rapid transformation of communications markets into the Digital Age. During his tenure, the Internet came into widespread commercial use, as did smart phones, Wi-Fi networks and satellite radio.

In his current role as President & CEO of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Mr. Powell leads one of the largest trade associations in Washington, D.C., representing the communications and content industries. Prior public service includes Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and service as an armored cavalry officer in U.S. Army. In the private sector he practiced law and was a senior advisor in a private equity firm. Chairman Powell also served on the boards of Cisco and AOL.

Chairman Powell serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Mayo Clinic, The William and Mary Endowment Board and America’s Promise Alliance. At America’s Promise, he co-chairs the Grad Nation project, an effort to address the high school dropout crisis.
Powell received his bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William and Mary and also holds an honorary doctorate from the College. He also served as Rector of the school’s Board of Visitors. He received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Agenda

  • 08/05/19

    DAY 1

  • 6:30AM - 6:30PM

    REGISTRATION / INFORMATION

  • 6:30-8:15AM

    BREAKFAST

  • 8:00AM

    CONFERENCE WELCOME
    Speaker: Phil McKinney, CableLabs
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 8:45AM

    BETTER NETWORK, BETTER FUTURE, 10G
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 9:30AM

    COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

  • 10:00AM

    KEYNOTE
    Keynote Speaker: Safi Bahcall, Technologist, Business Executive & Author
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 11:00AM

    COHERENT OPTICS IN THE ACCESS: ARE WE THERE YET?
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

    AN INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY HITCHCOCK, FORMER CEO OF DYN
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 11:45AM

    LUNCH & NETWORKING
    Tek Stadium™ floor is open

  • 1:15PM

    INNOVATION SHOWCASE - PART 1 (until 2:15PM)
    Moderator: Scott Brown, CableLabs/UpRamp
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

    QUANTUM COMPUTING – THE FINAL FRONTIER (until 1:45PM)
    Moderator: Bahman Rashidi, Comcast
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 1:45PM

    SWIMMING UPSTREAM – HOW MUCH SPEED DO YOU NEED?
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 2:15PM

    AI SESSION
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

    ARE MY NETWORKS READY TO DELIVER IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES?
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 3:00PM

    NETWORKING BREAK

  • 4:00PM

    STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING A 10G ACCESS NETWORK
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

    LTE INGRESS - DETECTION & FIELD TRIAL RESULTS
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 5:00PM

    RECEPTION
    Tek Stadium floor is open

  • 6:15PM

    TRAVEL TO BBQ ROUNDUP
    Transportation will be provided

  • 6:30 - 8:30PM

    BBQ ROUNDUP

  • 8:30pm

    END

  • 08/06/19

    DAY 2

  • 6:30AM - 6:30PM

    REGISTRATION / INFORMATION

  • 6:30-8:15AM

    BREAKFAST

  • 8:00AM

    THE NEAR FUTURE FILM PREMIERE
    Speaker: Phil McKinney, CableLabs
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 8:15AM

    WHAT HAPPENS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA... AN INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR DISCUSSION
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 8:30AM

    WHICH NEXT-GEN CODEC SHOULD I USE & WHEN?
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 9:15AM

    COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

  • 9:45AM

    4FRONT™ ANNOUNCEMENT & TRAILER
    Speaker: Phil McKinney, CableLabs
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 10:00AM

    KEYNOTE - TRANSFORM YOUR HUSTLE
    Keynote Speaker: Catherine Hoke, Founder & Former CEO, Defy Ventures
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 11:00AM

    INNOVATION SHOWCASE - PART 2 (until NOON)
    Speaker: Scott Brown, CableLabs/UpRamp
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

    MAKING GAMERS HAPPY - HOW CAN OPERATORS DELIVER LOW LATENCY? (until 11:30AM)
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 11:30AM

    WHERE WILL THE NEXT BATTLE GROUND IN CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE OCCUR?
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • NOON

    LUNCH & NETWORKING
    Tek Stadium floor is open

  • 1:30PM

    CBRS: COMING TO MARKET
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

    HOW CAN RADSEC BENEFIT WI-FI ROAMING & DATA OFFLOAD?
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 2:15PM

    UPRAMP - FITERATOR
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

    HOW DO PROFILES INCREASE THE ROBUSTNESS & CAPACITY OF THE DOCSIS® 3.1 NETWORK?
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 2:45PM

    INNOVATION SHOWCASE FINALE
    Speaker: Scott Brown, CableLabs/UpRamp
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

    CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE - CAN SATISFACTION BE IMPROVED WITH WI-FI CERTIFIED DATA ELEMENTS?
    Speaker: Hal Roberts, Calix
    Location: Fireside Chat

  • 3:15PM

    NETWORKING BREAK

  • 4:15PM

    A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL POWELL
    Keynote Speaker: Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA
    Moderator: Phil Mckinney, CableLabs
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 5:15PM

    CLOSING REMARKS
    Location: Shavano Peak & Red Cloud Peak

  • 5:20PM

    RECEPTION
    Tek Stadium floor is open

  • 6:30pm

    END

  • 08/07/19

    DAY 3

  • 8:00AM

    PROJECT MEETINGS
    Cable Operator Members Only

  • NOON

    LUNCH

  • 1:00PM

    END

Housing & Travel will be available after you have completed registration.

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