Operations, Construction & Network Planning

Companies are increasingly leveraging advanced and emerging technologies to enhance network planning, design, orchestration and construction processes.

This includes the adoption of tools and techniques to streamline operations, automation and efficiency. This track will explore the strategies for deploying innovative solutions to increase network efficiency and provide customers with faster, more reliable services.

Track Speakers

Kathy Binns

Program Delivery Director
Connect Tools Delivery Team • Comcast Cable‬

John Chrostowski

Executive Director, NGAN Access Engineering
Comcast

Steve Condra

Senior Engineering Director and Product Manager
Teleste Intercept LLC

Mike Darling

Principal Network Engineer
Rogers Communications

Anna Gallegos

Technical Product Manager
Comcast

Robert Gaydos

Comcast Fellow
Comcast

Mike Glaser

Principal Architect, Critical Facilities
Cox Communications

Dr. Maher Harb

Distinguished Engineer
Comcast

Dr. Robert Howald

Comcast Fellow
Comcast

Douglas Johnson

VP, Software Architecture
Vecima Networks

Mark Kayser

Sr Communications / Network Engineer, Cox Business Network Sustaining Engineering
Cox Communications

Sung-eun Kim

Principal Architect
Cox Communications

Jordan Kupersmith

Data Scientist II
Cox Communications

Jonathan Leech

Principal Engineer II
Comcast

Allen Maharaj

Manager - HFC Network Operations
Rogers Communications

James Medlock

Founder and CEO
Akleza, Inc.

Chuck Page

VP, Technical Operations
Liberty Caribbean

Matthew Palma

Senior Director, Emerging Technology Platforms & Growth
Charter Communications

Mehul Patel

Distinguished Architect
Comcast

Toby Peck

Senior Director of Broadband Product Management
EnerSys Energy Systems

Ivan Perallon

VP Access Power Systems
Technetix

Carlos Alberto Reyes

Manager Service Assurance Development
Liberty Latin America

Dr. Jason Rupe

Distinguished Technologist
CableLabs

Ron Slutter

Senior Technical Sales Representative
EnerSys Energy Systems

Jennifer Smardo

Senior Vice President, Network Implementation
Comcast

Frank Wade

Senior Manager, Technical Research and Development, Access Engineering
Comcast - CONNECT

Greg White

Distinguished Technologist
CableLabs

Mike Wojciechowski

Engineer 3, Critical Infrastructure
Comcast X-Labs

Track Sessions​

Agenda Tabs
Operations, Construction & Network Planning

Go with the Flow: Upstream

12:30 PM
- 1:45 PM
Moderator
Mike Darling
Principal Network Engineer
Rogers Communications
James Medlock
Founder and CEO
Akleza, Inc.
Jonathan Leech
Principal Engineer II
Comcast
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Operations, Construction & Network Planning

The What, Why and How of Using Digital Twins

2:00 PM
- 3:15 PM
Moderator
Greg White
Distinguished Technologist
CableLabs
Mehul Patel
Distinguished Architect
Comcast
Steve Condra
Senior Engineering Director and Product Manager
Teleste Intercept LLC
+1
Operations, Construction & Network Planning

Powering a Greener Future

3:45 PM
- 5:00 PM
Toby Peck
Senior Director of Broadband Product Management
EnerSys Energy Systems
Mike Wojciechowski
Engineer 3, Critical Infrastructure
Comcast X-Labs
Ivan Perallon
VP Access Power Systems
Technetix
Operations, Construction & Network Planning

Using AI to Optimize Operations and Energy Consumption

7:30 AM
- 8:45 AM
Mike Glaser
Principal Architect, Critical Facilities
Cox Communications
Jordan Kupersmith
Data Scientist II
Cox Communications
Ron Slutter
Senior Technical Sales Representative
EnerSys Energy Systems
Operations, Construction & Network Planning

Optimation: Optimizing Operations with Automation

12:30 PM
- 1:45 PM
Moderator
Robert Gaydos
Comcast Fellow
Comcast
Douglas Johnson
VP, Software Architecture
Vecima Networks
Mark Kayser
Sr Communications / Network Engineer, Cox Business Network Sustaining Engineering
Cox Communications
+1
Operations, Construction & Network Planning

Market Expansion: Challenges and Opportunities Encountered in Rural Expansion

1:00 PM
- 1:40 PM
Operations, Construction & Network Planning

Transforming a BSP from VDSL to GPON: A Case Study on the Operational Benefits of Overbuilding a Telco’s MSAN

1:45 PM
- 2:05 PM
Chuck Page
VP, Technical Operations
Liberty Caribbean
Operations, Construction & Network Planning

New Approaches to Network Design

2:20 PM
- 3:35 PM
Moderator
Jennifer Smardo
Senior Vice President, Network Implementation
Comcast
Sung-eun Kim
Principal Architect
Cox Communications
Kathy Binns
Program Delivery Director
Connect Tools Delivery Team • Comcast Cable‬
Operations, Construction & Network Planning

Making Sense of Plant Data

3:45 PM
- 5:00 PM
Moderator
Dr. Jason Rupe
Distinguished Technologist
CableLabs
John Chrostowski
Executive Director, NGAN Access Engineering
Comcast
Allen Maharaj
Manager - HFC Network Operations
Rogers Communications
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