Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries will join Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge for the US Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ (SCTE) and sister organisation International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) Cable-Tec Expo event in Denver on October 18.
Fries, who has grown Liberty Global into the world’s largest international cable communications company will cover a range of topics including how the convergence of wireline and wireless is helping to drive new business opportunities for pay-TV providers.
“Technology and constant innovation are the keys to keeping our customers happy in this ever-changing digital world,” said Fries. “SCTE-ISBE and its Cable-Tec Expo play vital roles in delivering the education, the standards leadership and the technology advances that will make this happen.”
Fries is the second major industry figure to confirm for this year’s event. Last month it was announced Charter Communications Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge would talk on the future of cable telecommunications and how network innovation will be a significant contributor to business results.
“With multiple industry organizations holding events during Expo Week, the eyes of the industry will be on SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE-ISBE. “Mike Fries’ insights and vision will underscore the impact of technology innovation, seamless product deployment and SCTE-ISBE in helping all sectors of our industry achieve success in a rapidly changing marketplace.”
Fries is a Telecom Governor and Steering Committee member of the World Economic Forum and a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. He also serves as a trustee or board member of many organizations, including CableLabs, The Cable Center, Grupo Televisa, Lionsgate, Alliance for Choice in Education and Teach for America Colorado, and he chairs the board for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Biennial of the Americas.