Invite you to their Pennsylvania SCTE/BCAP meeting and lunch on

April 19, 2017

“Plant Network Maintenance” and “Uncapped Potential”


8:00AM to 11:30 AM SCTE Tri-Meet, Plant Network Maintenance Sagewood Room

8:00 – 8:30 AM                        Registration by Sagewood Room

8:30 – 9:45 AM                       Plant Network Maintenance (PNM) Ken Couch, Comsonics

  • With the introduction of PNM data capture, how can we leverage its potential to gain efficiencies to maintain both the network and the home?
  • New big-data technology and database structures are enabling solutions that allow the display of information that was not feasible a few years ago.
  • New troubleshooting tools of the future need to focus on methods to efficiently find and fix issues, not just measure them.

10:00 – 11:30 AM       “HFC lives on with Remote PHY and Full Duplex DOCSIS” Kevin Seaner, Cisco

  • Leveraging the untapped potential of your existing coaxial cable plant with New Architecture and DOCSIS Protocols

11:30 AM – 7:00 PM Uncapped Potential Cable Academy 2017

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM President's Award Ceremony and Lunch with Exhibitors SALON CDEF

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Inside the FCC and the Beltway ZAMBEZI & NILE ROOMS

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Generational Difference in the Workplace ZAMBEZI & NILE ROOMS

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception SALON CDEF

  • Networking time with drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Link to detailed BCAP Agenda 

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Kalahari Resorts
250 Kalahari Blvd
Pocono Manor, PA 18349

Meeting rooms are in the Convention Center

Registration is $25 for SCTE Members and $35 for non-Members.  This will allow participation in the 2 morning SCTE Sessions, lunch and the Afternoon BCAP Presentations and the evening reception
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Tri-Meet Speaker Biographies

Ken Couch - Director of Product Management and International Business Development, Comsonics
Ken has been working in the telecommunications and cable industry for the past 29 years and brings a wealth of experience in different disciplines.  Ken began his career with Nortel Networks in 1988 as a Component Test Engineer, after obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tennessee.  Over the course of the next 10 years, Ken excelled as an engineer in a variety of positions within the manufacturing engineering domain.

In 1999, Ken obtained his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.  He also made a carrier change within Nortel to become the Product Line Manager for Nortel's DSL, broadband, and IPTV portfolio. Over the course of time, Ken was then promoted to the VP of Marketing for Nortel's broadband division.

Ken started at ComSonics in 2007, as the Director of Marketing and Business Development.  In 2015, Ken took on the role of Director of Product Management and International Business Development at ComSonics which he still currently holds.

Kevin Seaner, Account Manager, Cisco Systems 

  • 18 years of cable industry experience in various roles on both the operator side and the vendor side.
    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College

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