Edgar Villalpando, SVP of Marketing & Content Relations at ActiveVideo Networks, discusses the 'Total Cloud' approach to provide advanced navigation and apps on any set top."
Leslie Ellis is owner of Ellis Edits Inc. and Translation-Please.com, a Denver-based analysis/writing firm specializing in the technologies used in cable, multichannel and broadband delivery systems. Specific focus is "translating" the dense language surrounding the technologies and technology strategies of service providers, and particularly cable service providers. She writes the weekly “Translation Please” column for Multichannel News, now in its 14th year, and aimed at demystifying commonly-used cable and broadband technology terms. (Archived here: www.translation-please.com) Ellis wrote the A-to-Z dictionary “Definitive Broadband: Next Generation,” in November, 2005, as a follow-on to “Definitive Broadband,” published in May 2001. She co-authored “The Field Guide to Broadband,” published in October 2002. Additionally, Ellis was a contributing author for the September, 2003 release of “Planet Broadband,” which describes a vision of the future as foretold by cable modem inventor Rouzbeh Yassini. Since 2001, Ms. Ellis serves as Senior Technology Advisor to the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM). She received the National Cable Telecommunication Association’s Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates in 2005. She received the Rocky Mountain Women in Cable & Telecom chapter’s “Woman of the Year” of Technology in 2007. In 2010, she was named Woman of the Year by the Society of Cable & Telecommunications Engineers and national Women in Cable and Telecommunications. Previously, Ellis was Paul Kagan Associates’ Senior Technology Analyst. Ellis was Senior Technology Editor for Multichannel News/Broadband Week from 1994-1998, and Managing Editor of Communications Engineering & Design magazine from 1990-1994. She began in the cable industry in 1987, writing hardware and software manuals for an advertising insertion company.
Edgar Villalpando is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at ActiveVideo Networks.