AI and Automation

Track Sponsor

Amidst the buzz about the transformative potential of AI, the focus shifts to practical implementation for operators aiming to optimize network performance and enhance customer satisfaction.​

This track explores the synergy of data, AI, and automation, unraveling the strategy to evolve into a proactive network that not only meets but anticipates user needs.

Track Speakers

Mohsin Afridi

Lead Communications / Network Engineer
Cox Communications - Core Design Engineering

Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang

Head of Fixed Networks
AWS

Judy Brown

Network Engineer II
Cox Communications

Jeff Calkins

Lead Data Scientist
Video Development Engineering

Pavan Chandrashekar

Lead Data Engineer
Cox Communications

Dr. Santhana Chari

VP, Broadband Analytics and Data Science
OpenVault

Paul Fonte

Director, Future Infrastructure Group
CableLabs

Marco Gagliostro

Manager, PON Technology and Enterprise Network Operations
Rogers Communications

Tyler Glenn

Principal Engineer
CableLabs

Dr. Kyle Haefner

Ph.D., Principal Architect
CableLabs

Dr. Maher Harb

Distinguished Engineer
Comcast

Yvette Kanouff

Partner
JC2 Ventures

Dr. Vikram Karwal

Senior Data Scientist
Rogers Communications

Gavin Mitchell

VP Product Quality Assurance
Altice USA

Jan Neumann

Senior Director, Applied AI Research
Comcast

Dr. Sebnem Ozer

Distinguished Engineer
Charter

Jiten Patel

Director Network Operations
Altice USA

Roy Pereira

Assistant Vice President, Digital Service
Cox

Vaibhav Phatarpekar

Senior Software Development Engineer
Comcast

Nick Pinckernell

Distinguished Engineer, Machine Learning
Comcast

Damian Poltz

Senior Vice President, Wireline Networks
Rogers Communications

Jim Prather

Lead Systems Engineer
Cox Communications

Dr. Claudio Righetti

Director of the Artificial Intelligence Department
Universidad Austral

Juan David Rodriguez Lamus

Director Business Analytics
Liberty Latin America

Madiha Sahar

Presenter
Rogers Communications

Nivedhitha Sridhar

Comcast

David Suh

Lead Software Engineer
Cox Communications

Karthik Sundaresan

Distinguished Technologist & Director of HFC solutions
CableLabs

Asit Tandon

Vice President, Network Technology
Rogers Communications

Sanket Walavalker

Comcast

Track Sessions​

Agenda Tabs
AI & Automation

Making the Most of AI in Broadband Networks

12:30 PM
- 1:45 PM
Moderator
Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang
Head of Fixed Networks
AWS
Karthik Sundaresan
Distinguished Technologist & Director of HFC solutions
CableLabs
Marco Gagliostro
Manager, PON Technology and Enterprise Network Operations
Rogers Communications
+1
AI & Automation

Generative Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Cable Industry – Spanish

1:45 PM
- 2:05 PM
Dr. Claudio Righetti
Director of the Artificial Intelligence Department
Universidad Austral
AI & Automation

Adopting an AI-Powered Approach to Network and Capacity Planning, Part One

2:00 PM
- 3:15 PM
Moderator
Yvette Kanouff
Partner
JC2 Ventures
Dr. Sebnem Ozer
Distinguished Engineer
Charter
Mohsin Afridi
Lead Communications / Network Engineer
Cox Communications - Core Design Engineering
AI & Automation

Adopting an AI-Powered Approach to Network and Capacity Planning, Part Two

3:45 PM
- 5:00 PM
Moderator
Yvette Kanouff
Partner
JC2 Ventures
Vaibhav Phatarpekar
Senior Software Development Engineer
Comcast
Jiten Patel
Director Network Operations
Altice USA
+1
AI & Automation

Driving a Proactive Approach to AI-Powered Security

7:30 AM
- 8:45 AM
Dr. Kyle Haefner
Ph.D., Principal Architect
CableLabs
Jeff Calkins
Lead Data Scientist
Video Development Engineering
AI & Automation

Developing and Building AI and GenAI Products

2:00 PM
- 3:15 PM
Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang
Head of Fixed Networks
AWS
Nick Pinckernell
Distinguished Engineer, Machine Learning
Comcast
Jim Prather
Lead Systems Engineer
Cox Communications
AI & Automation

Finding the AI Advantage in Customer Experience

3:45 PM
- 5:00 PM
Moderator
Asit Tandon
Vice President, Network Technology
Rogers Communications
Ilana Weinstein
Data Scientist
Comcast
Gavin Mitchell
VP Product Quality Assurance
Altice USA
+1
AI & Automation

AI-Driven Insights for Outside Plant and Customer Premises

9:30 AM
- 10:45 AM
Moderator
Sanket Walavalker
Comcast
Matt Wichman
Dir Network Ops
Comcast
Dr. Maher Harb
Distinguished Engineer
Comcast
+1
AI & Automation

Introducing RAG: How Can Retrieval Augmented Generation Fine-Tune your LLM

9:30 AM
- 10:45 AM
Moderator
Jan Neumann
Senior Director, Applied AI Research
Comcast
Tyler Glenn
Principal Engineer
CableLabs
Dr. Santhana Chari
VP, Broadband Analytics and Data Science
OpenVault
+1
AI & Automation

Harnessing AI to Improve Network Reliability

11:30 AM
- 12:45 PM
Moderator
Damian Poltz
Senior Vice President, Wireline Networks
Rogers Communications
Nivedhitha Sridhar
Comcast
Madiha Sahar
Presenter
Rogers Communications