CommScope Speaks at SCTE 2019

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19_SCTE_SpeakersThe theme for this year’s SCTE ISBE Cable-Tec Expo is Raising the Bar. That’s a great way to describe the technology and expertise that we’ll have on tap at the show—from a shaping the networks of the future to delivering 10G speeds with ultra-low latency.

CLICK TO TWEET: Do you want a complete list of CommScope's SCTE ISBE Cable-Tec Expo speakers? Thanks to Thomas McLaughlin's blog, we have one for you.

Our newly combined company is bringing the best of CommScope, ARRIS and Ruckus to this year’s conference in New Orleans (Booth #961), demonstrating our vast industry leadership on a range of hot topics. Here is our schedule of presenters and topics below:

Monday, September 30

7-11:30 am

Tom Cloonan and Charles Cheevers

Mission 10G: Implementing Forward-Looking Capabilities in Your Network

Room: Hilton, Grand Ballroom, C&D

3:30-4:30 pm

John Chamberlain (moderator)

Technological Advancements for Low Latency, High Capacity Networks

Room: 225-227

3:30-4:30 pm

Charles Cheevers

The Device Differentiator - How Operators Can Leverage Their CPE for New Services and Revenue Opportunities

Room: 218-219

5:30-6:30 pm

Rafie Shamsaasef

Study in Difference Between HW and SW Enabled Security

Room: 221-222

Tuesday, October 1

8-9 am

Carol Ansley

Consumer Privacy and Mobile Devices

Room: 206

8-9 am

Chris Busch

Innovations in Distributed Access Architectures: Switch-on-a-Pole and the Intelligent Edge

Room: 211-213

8-9 am

Tom Cloonan (moderator)

The Profile Management Application (PMA) for DOCSIS 3.1: Everything You Need to Know (And You Do)

Room: 243-244

8-9 am

JR Flesch

The Rule of 6: WiFi6 and 6 GHz

Room: 228-230

1-2 pm

Tom Cloonan and John Ulm

HFC Traffic Engineering Trends

Room: 228-230

1-2 pm

Ian Wheelock

Virtualization and Customer Premises Equipment: The SDN-powered Device Landscape

Room: 225-227

2:15-3:30 pm

Ayham Al-Bann

FDX Amplifiers: Take 'Em to 11!

Room: 228-230

2:15-3:30 pm

John Ulm

Let’s Be Friends: How Cable 10G and Wireless 5G/CBRS Work Better Together

Room: 225-227

3:45-4:15 pm

Tom Cloonan and Chris Busch

Report from the Front Lines: The Real Real About Virtualization

Innovation Theater

Wednesday, October 2

7:30-9 am

Tom Cloonan

BTR Breakfast: Deploying the Next-Generation Cable Network

Room: R02-R03

9-10 am

Yair Neugeboren

Mobile “x-Haul” and DOCSIS

Room: 208-209

9:05-9:25 am

Dave Wright

Cable Next-Gen Breakfast Series: 5G Friend or Foe for Cable

Room: R04-R05

10:15-11:15 am

Mark Vogel

Spectrum Frontiers in HFC

Room: 243-244

Thursday, October 3

7:30-9 am

Steve McCaffery (moderator)

“Lessons from Leaders: The Best Network Evolution Strategies to 10G”

Room: R02-R03

8-9 am

Charles Cheevers (moderator)

Cable Meets IoT

Room: 211-213

And, don’t forget to visit us at Booth #961 to see how we’re shaping the networks of the future. See you there.

About the Author

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Thomas McLaughlin

Tom McLaughlin is Senior Vice President of North American Service Provider Sales at CommScope. In this role, he leads all sales activities for CommScope’s U.S. and Canadian service provider customers. His team works with these providers to enable today’s communications services and to shape the networks of tomorrow.  

Mr. McLaughlin joined CommScope through its acquisition of ARRIS, where he held key leadership roles that positioned him at the forefront of the industry’s most important global trends. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Professional Services, directing the company’s exchange of technological and business expertise with the world’s leading service providers. Prior to that, Mr. McLaughlin led EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India) sales and North American sales as Senior Vice President for three and four years, respectively.  

Mr. McLaughlin joined ARRIS in 2013 through its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. There, he oversaw sales for the Motorola Home business, focused on cable and telco service providers across North America, as Corporate Vice President of Sales. He held various sales leadership roles in North America since joining the company in 1994 (as General Instrument) in addition to running EMEA Sales from 2000 to 2002.  

Mr. McLaughlin holds a Bachelor’s degree in both German and Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.