April 27-28 Kagan Conferences Highlight Multibillion-Dollar Growth in IP Voice, Video Competition

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Kagan Research presents back-to-back conferences designed to explore the next wave of competition facing the cable industry.

Kagan Research presents back-to-back conferences designed to explore the next wave of competition facing the cable industry. The April 27-28 events at the Helmsley Park Lane in New York City will focus on the opportunities presented by the rapid emergence of IP voice services and the unprecedented challenges of competition for video packages facing cable operators. For more information and to register, visit http://www.kagan.com/home.

VoIP Summit, April 27

The Kagan Cable VoIP Summit April 27 will examine the conditions impacting cable's entry into local phone service, which Kagan analysts project will account for $8.5 bil. of the $9.5 bil. cable phone business by 2010. Level 3 CEO James Crowe will keynote the event, supported by executives representing seven top MSOs, leading financial analysts and other industry luminaries.

Video Competition, April 28

The Kagan Video Competition Conference, April 28 will examine the rapidly changing landscape for multichannel video services. The conference features keynote speaker Patrick Esser, Exec. VP and COO of Cox Communications, as well as recently-retired (but long-time) head of the National Cable and Telecom Assn., Robert Sachs. At least 17 other industry executives, analysts and opinion shapers are scheduled to speak.

Cable VoIP Speakers confirmed as of Apr. 20:

Alan Bezoza

Senior Vice President/Broadband Cable Research, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group

Mark Chall

Director/Cable Solutions - Service Delivery, Sprint Corporation

James Crowe

CEO, Level 3 Communications

Richard Dowling

Sr. Vice President/Corporate Development, GCI

Mark Dzuban

Vice Chairman, Cedar Point Communications

Meredith Flynn-Ripley

SVP Marketing & Sales, Integra5

Phil Giordano

Vice President/Sales & Business Development, Vonage

Richard Greenfield

Analyst, Fulcrum Global Partners

Chuck Kaplan

COO, Narad Networks

Patrick Knorr

General Manager, Sunflower Broadband

William Markey

President & General Partner, RelevantC Business Group

Jim Medica

Director/VoIP Engineering, Time Warner Cable

Craig Moffett

Vice President & Sr. Analyst/U.S. Cable & Satellite Broadcasting, Sanford C. Bernstein

Mark Palazzo

Vice President & General Manager, Scientific-Atlanta

Mike Pastor

President, Net2Phone Cable Telephony

Roy Perry

Director/VoIP Engineering, Adelphia Communications

Marco Rustici

Sr. Director/Telephony, Mediacom Communications

Mimi Thigpen

Vice President/Strategy, Cox Communications

Gerry White

Chief Technologist/IP Infrastructure Solutions Group, Motorola Broadband Communications

Rian Wren

Sr. Vice President & General Manager/Voice Services, Comcast

Conference Panels:

  • Calling All MSOs: Highlighting Cable Deployments and Positioning Strategies as Cable Operators Fully Integrate IP Voice Services Into Their Product Lineups
  • Getting Down to Business: Cable's Lucrative Commercial Services Opportunity
  • Small Markets, Big Bundles: IP Voice Strategies for Main Street
  • Untethering Local Dial Tone: Exploring the Mobility of IP Voice Services to New Platforms and Devices

Video Competition Speakers confirmed as of April 20:

Bishop Cheen

Director, Wachovia Securities

Scott Cleland

CEO, Precursor Group

Phil Corman

Director/Partner Business Development, Microsoft TV

Mark Ellison

Vice President/Business Development, NRTC

Patrick Esser

Exec. Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Cox Communications

Souheil Gallouzi

Sr. Director/Product Management, QUALCOMM/MediaFLO

Tyler Goldman

Sr. Vice President/Corporate & Business Development, Movielink

Wes Heppler

Partner, Cole, Raywid & Braverman

Todd Herman

Director/Media Strategy, MSN Video

Patrick Knorr

General Manager, Sunflower Broadband

Andrew G. McBride

Partner, Wiley, Rein & Fielding

Nick Miller

Partner, Miller & Van Eaton

George Monaster

Managing Director, Worldlink Network

Todd Rosenbluth

Telecom Services Equity Analyst, Standard & Poor's Equity Research

Robert Sachs


Continental Consulting Group

Gerry Salemme

Exec. Vice President, Clearwire

Paul Scanlan

Cofounder & COO, Idetic

Brian Sugar

Vice President/Marketing, 2Wire

Howard Symons

Partner, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo

Conference Panels:

  • Dueling Bundles: Scrambling for VOD, Exclusivity and Pricing Preeminence
  • The 2005 Telecom Act Rewrite: New Rules of the IP Road for Broadband Video
  • The Video Cost Conundrum: Market Share vs. ROI Choices
  • Video to Go: Programmers vs. Distributors in the Mobile Space

Location: The Park Lane, 36 Central Park South, NYC

Rates: Per day: $895. 2-DAY: $1,395 (includes both Cable VoIP Summit and the Video Competition Conference).

To Register please call 1-800-307-2529 or go to our website http://www.kagan.com/home

For more information:

Cable VoIP Summit - http://www.kagan.com/events/voip3
Video Competition Conference - http://www.kagan.com/events/vcc3
Kagan Events Calendar - http://www.kagan.com/events1

About Kagan Research, LLC.

For over thirty-five years media and communications operators, content programmers and developers and investment advisors have relied on Kagan Research for expert intelligence, independent analysis and leadership in media business research from tech to finance. Kagan's consulting and publishing services offer exclusive financial data and analysis, relevant market advisories and accurate 5- to 10-year projections for TV, radio, cable, DBS, wireless, movie and sports sectors, as well as insightful perspectives on emerging media technologies, digital communications and advertising.

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