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Monday February 17th

8:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview of the Show
9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Consumer Driven Technology Strategy — James McQuivey, Ph.D., Forrester Group
Consumers are changing how they consume video, significantly impacting investments in video platforms. What are the expectations of consumers given the increased choices enabled through disruptive digital providers? Is cord cutting real? What is behind Cord Nevers, what do they want? What are the implications for business and technology strategies?
10:00 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Technology Showcase Open - lunch served inside the showcase
2:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. Advanced Video Platforms/IPTV Development Focus
What is working, what is not, and what are the future possibilities? Moderator: Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News
4:00 p.m.- 5:15 p.m. Broadband Technology
Industry professionals share their thoughts on the technology behind commercial service tools, caching, device management, and what’s next; DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, and FTTH enhancements.
5:15 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception - inside the Technology Showcase

Tuesday February 18th

7:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Meeting - full breakfast buffet located inside the Technology Showcase
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. ACA Update
ACA President & CEO, Matt Polka and the ACA Team discuss key legislative and regulatory updates.
9:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. ARRIS Update
a conversation between Rich Fickle, NCTC CEO and Bob Stanzione, ARRIS CEO. Bob will update members on key initiatives at Arris and offer his perspective on key technology trends over the next few years.
9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Technology Showcase Open
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Luncheon w/Speaker
1:00 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. Round Table Sessions (MEMBERS ONLY) - limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis
E Rate Program: Operators will share a general overview of the E-Rate Program and discuss the benefits of participation, and ACA attorney will run through the changes to the program the FCC is now contemplating.
TVE Roadmap – 2014 & Beyond: Where TVE is today, the near term roadmap, programming rights, deployment lessons.
Commercial Services: A discussion among operators on successes and pitfalls of offering commercial services.
Workforce Management & Network Monitoring: Better service, lower costs. Key choices, how to deploy.
2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Broadband Business Drivers: New Services and Member Lessons Learned
How operators are driving broadband growth, including higher speeds, usage based billing, home automation, commercial services.
3:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Wi-Fi – The Next Wave
About everything Wi-Fi including the landscape of wireless carriers and spectrum, why operators are launching community Wi-Fi services, how Wi-Fi can be implemented, future developments, and regulatory trends.

NOTE: Agenda is subject to change.

Questions: Please feel free to contact  Lisa Miller - NCTC Meetings & Travel Manager   
Phone: (913) 599-5900  |  Fax: (800) 825-0357  |  Email: Lisa Miller