WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eight executives of vendor companies for cable industry Information Technology (IT) services have been chosen by a selection committee of cable Chief Information Officers (CIOs) as finalists in the second annual CIO.IT | Competition, a program of solution-based presentations scheduled for the CIO.IT program at The Cable Show 2011 in Chicago.

The eight finalists will participate in two panel sessions during the CIO.IT program on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, and present their solutions to some of cable’s greatest IT challenges before panels of CIO judges.  The judges will select their favorite solution concept from each panel after observing the presentations.

The Cable Show 2011, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) 60th Annual Convention and International Exposition, takes place June 14-16, 2011, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The finalist presentations, selected from a group of more than 45 applications received earlier this year, span a variety of major issue areas for cable IT professionals, including back-office requirements for “TV Everywhere”-type services; dynamic advertising insertion in online video and on-demand programming; harmonizing IT functions; managing advanced services over cable networks; and geo-spatial information analysis tools.

The rundown on the two competition panels, with their four finalists each, includes:

Innovate IT Session 1: Best ideas in cable IT architecture and strategy 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Central Time

    David Jacobs, Chief Technology Officer, Broadband, Cable & Satellite
    Amdocs

    Alec Petterson, Senior Vice President, Media
    EDGE Technology Services

    James Rice, President & Consultant, Strategic Product & Service Development
    VectorTech, Inc.

    Jeffrey Sherwin, Founder
    This Technology

Innovate IT Session 2: Best ideas in cable IT service assurance
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time

    Pete Cruz, Senior Director, Product Management & Marketing
    SevOne, Inc.

    Randall Franz, Telecommunications & LBS Industry Manager
    ESRI

    Art Lancaster, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
    Affinegy

    Edmond Shapiro, Vice President, Project Delivery
    NDS Group Ltd.

Cable Show delegates may register separately to participate in the CIO.IT program at no charge in addition to their Cable Show registration fee. Delegates can sign up for the CIO.IT program when they register to attend The Cable Show 2011. More information about CIO.IT is available online at http://2011.thecableshow.com/Attending/CIOIT.

For further information on The Cable Show 2011, visit www.TheCableShow.com. For more information about exhibit space at The Cable Show 2011, contact NCTA Convention Headquarters at (202) 463-7905 or e-mail exhibitinfo@ncta.com.

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