Cable and energy industry leaders talk about the potential of smart energy and the future of broadband.
PH Bhatt is the VP of Engineering at Alpha Technologies.
Ralph Brown is the CTO of CableLabs.
Shane Eleniak is vice president for Advanced Broadband Solutions for CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Eleniak is responsible for leading CommScopeâ€™s Product Management and Engineering Development of Optical and Converged Access Solutions for the MSO Marketplace. Prior to joining CommScope, Mr. Eleniak was executive vice president of marketing and business development for Alloptic where he guided product, sales and corporate strategy to deliver the industryâ€™s first RFoG and DPoE solutions. While at Alloptic, he delivered solutions to over 50 MSO customers worldwide. Prior to Alloptic, Mr. Eleniak was senior vice president of Business Development for Corente, a privately held security and application management company, where he guided both product and corporate strategy. Mr. Eleniak was previously vice president of marketing and sales for Corrigent Systems, the leader in packetized metro optical transport. He was responsible for creating Corrigentâ€™s marketing vision, developing their industry leading product strategy, managing worldwide customer and channel relationships and growing the company from conception to more than $100 million in revenue. Mr. Eleniak has previously held several key management positions in marketing, strategy, business development and engineering at such industry leaders as Centerpoint Broadband Technologies and Newbridge Networks/Alcatel-Canada. Mr. Eleniak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Alberta.
Leslie Ellis is an independent technology columnist, analyst, author, and owner of Translation-Please.com and Ellis Edits, Inc., based in Denver, CO. She writes a weekly column for Multichannel News called â€œTranslation Please,â€ now in its 12th 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 â€œDefinitive Broadband: Next Generation,â€ in November, 2005, as a follow-on to â€œDefinitive Broadband,â€ published in May 2001. She co-authored â€œThe Field Guide to Broadband,â€ published in October 2002. Additionally, Ellis was a contributing author for the September, 2003 release of â€œPlanet Broadband,â€ a hardcover book describing a vision of the future as foretold by cable modem inventor Rouzbeh Yassini.
Ms. Ellis serves as Senior Technology Advisor to the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), a role that began in 2001. She received the National Cable Telecommunication Associationâ€™s Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates in 2005, and the Rocky Mountain Women In Cable & Telecom (WICT) chapterâ€™s â€œWoman of the Yearâ€ in Technology accolade in 2007. In 2010, she was named Woman of the Year by the Society of Cable & Telecommunications and the national Women in Cable & Telecommunications organization.
Previously, Ellis was Paul Kagan Associatesâ€™ 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 was a contributing editor to CED Magazine from 1999-2008, and a technology research consultant for Bear Stearns & Co. until May of 2008. She began in the cable industry in 1987 by writing hardware and software manuals for Telecommunication Products Corp., then a maker of ad insertion gear.
Daniel Howard is the SVP of Engineering & CTO of SCTE.
System that distributes television signals by means of coaxial or fibre-optic cables. Cable television systems originated in the U.S. in the late 1940s to improve reception in remote and hilly areas, where broadcast signals were weak. In the 1960s they were introduced in large metropolitan areas where reception is sometimes degraded by reflection of signals from tall buildings. Since the mid-1970s there has been a proliferation of cable systems that offer special services and which generally charge a monthly fee. Besides providing high-quality signals, some systems can deliver hundreds of channels. Another feature increasingly offered by cable operators is two-way, interactive communication by which viewers can, for example, participate in public-opinion polls as well as connect to the Internet. Cable operators are also involved in the development of video compression, digital transmission, and high-definition television.