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Panel Session: Improving End-User XP
Friday 14th Mar at 11:40AM

Dale Barnes

Founder and Senior Consultant
Advancing Tech

Dale Barnes is responsible for making the most of Virgin Media’s unique fibre optic network and bringing new technologies and services to market. Dale played a key role in launching Virgin Media’s ultrafast 50Mb and 100Mb broadband services and is currently exploring broadband speeds of up to 1.5 Gb/s. He is also heavily involved in how all platforms are evolving as convergence drives behaviour for both consumers and businesses.

Dale has been with the company for over 15 years, joining NTL which became Virgin Media in 2007. During his time with Virgin Media, Dale has explored a range of technologies including some of the first cable modems, DSL, High Definition TV, 3D, Video On Demand and DOCSIS 3.0. Dale also holds an MA in education and began his career with the US Air Force, working on wireless technologies and data systems.

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Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
 

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Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn. Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections – whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible – providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. For more information visit www.cisco.com.

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Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. http://verimatrix.com/

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Rovi creates innovative technologies that connect people and digital entertainment. Reaching millions of consumers through popular applications, devices and websites, Rovi helps global consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, retailers and advertisers provide a better entertainment experience at home and on the go. With unparalleled entertainment data, industry-leading media guides and storefronts, high quality video playback solutions, a multi-platform interactive ad network and more, Rovi covers the digital entertainment ecosystem with both custom and cloud-based products that bring consumers closer to the TV shows, movies, music and games they love. Learn more at www.rovicorp.com

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TOA Technologies is the leading global provider of field service management. TOA’s ETAdirect solution enables businesses with mobile workforces to get the right technician to the right appointment on-time, every time. The only solution of its kind using predictive, time-based analytics, ETAdirect reduces customer wait times while increasing workforce efficiency.

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TiVo, the leading consumer TV product provider, offers best in class user-interface, enterprise video services and seamless delivery of broadband and broadcast content to every video screen in the home. TiVo’s intuitive experience offers consumers the ability to effortlessly aggregate, search and navigate one user interface to enjoy the best digital entertainment content available today. For pay TV operators, TiVo delivers proven financial benefits with increased ARPU, higher customer satisfaction and reduced churn. The TiVo hosted service provides a whole home solution across TV, mobile and tablet platforms, in addition to traditional set-top boxes.  Distribution partners include:  Cable One, Charter, Comcast, Com Hem, DirecTV, GCI, Grande, Mediacom, Midcontinent, Ono, RCN, Suddenlink, and Virgin.


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Agama Technologies is a specialist in truly business-supporting video quality assurance and monitoring solutions. Agama’s leading expertise and proven solutions enable IP, cable, broadcast and OTT TV operators to proactively manage service quality and raise customer satisfaction, while reducing OPEX and quality-induced churn. Pioneering the approach for assuring each individual TV experience, by concurrently monitoring video quality from service creation to the point of media consumption for all customers, Agama today holds a matchless position in providing scalable and full-coverage QA solutions to digital TV operators all over the world. The Agama DTV Monitoring Solution includes a state-of-the-art product suite for the end-to-end video delivery chain for linear TV, VOD and OTT services, irrespective of distribution form and player device. With tailored components for head-end, network and in-device monitoring, backed by refined top-level systems, the proven solution provides operators with unique insights into the service distribution across their deployments, creating a powerful foundation for ensuring the customers' TV experience and for achieving operational excellence in the video delivery. A wide range of TV operators worldwide rely on the Agama DTV Monitoring Solution to improve operational management and incident handling, reduce customer support costs, and increase customer satisfaction. For more information: www.agama.tv

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AMC/Sundance Channel Global delivers compelling and globally renowned entertainment to audiences worldwide in multiple languages through locally tailored programming services, cutting edge media and subscription television platforms.  The international arm of AMC Networks Inc., the division’s flagship channels include Sundance Channel and WE tv and are broadcast in both high and standard definition. Sundance Channel was founded by Robert Redford and showcases acclaimed independent films, from the newest festival award winners to the genre’s most beloved movies.  Central to Sundance Channel’s appeal is its broadcast of original series from leading talent both in the US and abroad, including celebrated series Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Hell on Wheels.  Recently launched in Asia, WE tv is a leading entertainment brand in the US and caters to audiences who can’t get enough of celebrity driven reality and other widely appealing lifestyle programming.

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GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in more than 80 countries. From the Core to the Edge to the Experience™, the company’s technology seamlessly evolves IP networks to new levels in scalability, security, profitability and efficiency. GENBAND’s market-leading technology facilitates multimedia voice, data and video sessions and “anywhere” and “any device” services that scale on public and private networks. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and has R&D, sales and support resources in more than 50 countries.

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With more than 40 years of innovation in the IC industry, Intel brings the benefits of its established CPU architecture and its world-leading process technology to the cable industry in the form of system-level ICs for data and video gateways. High performance Intel ® AtomTM processors at the heart of its cable gateway System on Chip products are delivering an exceptional user experience, with proven Intel ® AtomTM processor virtualization technology set to further accelerate the way service providers can deliver and monetarise new services. Intel is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Cable Congress. www.intel.com

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NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group, provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. It offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit www.nagra.com/dtv for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

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AMC/Sundance Channel Global delivers compelling and globally renowned entertainment to audiences worldwide in multiple languages through locally tailored programming services, cutting edge media and subscription television platforms.  The international arm of AMC Networks Inc., the division’s flagship channels include Sundance Channel and WE tv and are broadcast in both high and standard definition. Sundance Channel was founded by Robert Redford and showcases acclaimed independent films, from the newest festival award winners to the genre’s most beloved movies.  Central to Sundance Channel’s appeal is its broadcast of original series from leading talent both in the US and abroad, including celebrated series Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Hell on Wheels.  Recently launched in Asia, WE tv is a leading entertainment brand in the US and caters to audiences who can’t get enough of celebrity driven reality and other widely appealing lifestyle programming.

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Teleste is an international technology group providing HFC and deep fibre solutions and comprehensive network planning and maintenance services for leading cable operators in Europe.

In 2012 our net sales was EUR 194 million and Teleste employed 1325 persons

The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

Visit www.teleste.com for more information.

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Farncombe is the leading independent specialist digital TV consultancy, providing world-class advisory, implementation, content security and testing services to clients across the digital TV and entertainment value chain. Farncombe’s experience in digital TV is unrivalled, currently focussed on the commercial opportunities in multi-platform, multi-screen and hybrid IP TV delivery, where we can offer product strategy and technical support all the way to system integration. Founded in 1991, the company is recognised as an innovator driving the industry forward and the ‘go-to’ source for independent and authoritative strategic counsel. Farncombe’s international client roster includes amongst others: Arqiva, Broadcom, Cisco, BSkyB, BT, Eutelsat, Kabel BW, Liberty Global, NAGRA, Ofcom, SABC, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and YouView. For further information, visit www.farncombe.com.

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VECTOR is an international technology company, which specializes in the designing and manufacturing of innovative solutions for telecommunications operators in Europe.

The company delivers solutions for active access network equipment and digital television headends.

VECTOR’s customers are the leading cable operators in Europe. The extensive partner network enables support for small and medium-sized operators.

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ADB provides and integrates software, system and service solutions to service providers delivering connected services for connected lives. With our unique combination of broadcast and broadband expertise we are driving convergence towards a multi-service approach that covers networking, video, hybrid, managed platforms and associated devices.

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Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that delivers the industry’s leading network automation. For more information visit www.ciena.com.

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Operative Media is committed to driving sales and decreasing expenses for media companies through its cloud-software solutions and services, serving leading media companies in digital, television and print.

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Comprised of a global team of experts we call Televisionaries, Piksel has helped to design, build, and manage online video services for major media companies like AT&T, Axiata, BSkyB, Mediaset, Sky Deutschland and Televisa, as well as enterprise brands like Airbus, Barnes & Noble, and Volkswagen.

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Technetix designs and manufactures leading technology solutions that span the total high-speed broadband network. Our solutions power scalable capacity in the head-end, deliver signal quality throughout the access network and provide services on demand in-home. Technetix can help you evolve network performance and drive down cost of ownership.

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