SCTE taps Liberty Global’s Nair to chair 2015 Cable-Tec Expo

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By Daniel Frankel 

DENVER–The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has selected Liberty Global EVP and CTO Balan Nair to chair the 2015 Cable-Tec Expo, set for Oct. 13-16 of next year in New Orleans.

Nair (Source: Liberty Global)

Tony Werner, executive VP and chief technology officer for Comcast, is chairing this year’s Expo, which is currently taking place in Denver. Attendance will be announced later this week.

“Balan Nair and Liberty Global have been unparalleled in spearheading the internationalization of cable technology,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE.  “His experiences in the global marketplace will bring a unique perspective that will help us to grow the value of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo for the cable industry in the United States and abroad.”

Added Nair: “The educational resources of SCTE and the thought leadership of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo are accelerating the advancement of cable knowledge worldwide. A key objective of the Cable-Tec Expo 2015 Program Committee will be to identify the technologies that will take cable into the future, and to create an agenda that prepares our industry to maximize the value of the changes ahead.”

Nair already has established a footprint on the SCTE in regard to international training initiatives.

Earlier this month, SCTE announced the addition of Liberty Global to its corporate alliance program, which enables operators to jointly address industry issues, develop solutions, prepare for emerging technologies and expand access to training. Liberty Global will now be able to tap the resources of the ISBE. Relatedly, the org also announced the formation of a new international training body, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE). 

Since joining Liberty Global in 2007, Nair has been responsible for overseeing the company’s global network, IT, and technology operations, which span two continents and 47 million homes.

For more:
– read this SCTE press release

Related links:
Comcast’s Werner: Triple-play is not enough, we must innovate
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Liberty Global mulled Aereo investment, Nair says
SCTE launches international training arm, adds Liberty Global to corporate alliance program

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