Join WICT RM, MTC, NAMIC, Adaptive Spirit, The Cable Center, SCTE, and PPC for the Annual Membership Kick-Off & Industry Celebration!
Join us for a night of food, fun and networking at the 2023 Industry Kickoff.
Pick up your networking passport at the registration table and start your journey through a series of amazing networking opportunities. Whether you’re new to these organizations or have been a member for years, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about each organization and how they support cable industry professionals in the Rocky Mountain Region. We will also be joined by several senior level industry veterans who will be hosting networking roundtables and guiding archives tours of The Cable Center. Interact with industry leaders:
- Shane Portfolio – Charter, SVP Network Engineering & Technology
- Eilisa Reid – Charter, SVP Application Platform Services
- Robyn Tolva – Charter, SVP Video Product
- Elena Ritchie – Charter, GVP Video Content
- Jenny Doctor – Charter, VP Product Deployment & Mobile Network
- Sally Huriaux – Comcast, VP, Network Evolution Strategy, Data and Delivery
- Rachel Solomon – Comcast, Division VP, Engineering Operations/Headend at Comcast
- Bryan Thomas – Comcast, VP Advanced Engineering West Division
- Scott Horne – Comcast, VP Engineering & Operations; Driving Profitable Growth, & Exceeding Customer Expectations
- Cristian Vyhmeister – Charter, VP Technology Standards
Our MC, DJ Drake, will be raffling off some great prizes to end the night for attendees who complete their journey!
Tickets will be available at the door if capacity allows. For guaranteed admission, purchase your tickets in advance.
5:30 p.m. – Guest Arrival
5:30 p.m. – Bar Open
6:00 p.m. – Appetizers Served
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Sponsoring Organization Welcome Messages
6:30 p.m. – Champagne Toast
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Networking Roundtables with Industry Leaders + Cable Center Archives Tours. Ron Hranac (SCTE) and Brian Kenney (Cable Center) will conduct tours, which will include the Cable 101 session
7:30 p.m. – Raffle Prizes
SCTE’s Rocky Mountain Chapter presents “Cable 101” by Ron Hranac, industry veteran and RMC Assistant Board member. Ron will discuss the history of cable, some of its terminology, and how a cable system works. This presentation is ideal for those new to the industry, those who don’t have a technical background, and those who are simply interested in learning a bit more about our business.
About Ron Hranac
Ron Hranac, a 50 year veteran of the cable industry, has worked on the operator and vendor side during his career. A Fellow Member of SCTE and co-founder and Assistant Board Member of the organization’s Rocky Mountain Chapter, Ron was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2010, is a co-recipient of the Chairman’s Award, an SCTE Member of the Year, and is a member of the Cable TV Pioneers Class of ’97. He received the Society’s Excellence in Standards award at Cable-Tec Expo 2016. He was recipient of the European Society for Broadband Professionals’ 2016 Tom Hall Award for Outstanding Services to Broadband Engineering, and was named winner of the 2017 David Hall Award for Best Presentation. He has published hundreds of articles and papers, and has been a speaker at numerous international, national, regional, and local conferences and seminars.
Upon arrival at the Cable Center, please enter Lot 314 (in front of building) where you will be greeted by a parking attendant and handed a pass. The parking garage off of High Street and Buchtel will be available when Lot 314 reaches capacity.
February 23, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: The Cable Center