WASHINGTON, D.C. – The critical global transition to new Internet Protocol (IP) addresses will be the focus of an industry summit at The Cable Show 2011, the 60th annual convention and international exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), June 14-16, 2011, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

To foster understanding and collaboration around the pending “Internet Protocol Version 6” transition (IPv6), The Cable Show 2011 offers an exclusive set of panel sessions and networking opportunities designed to bring together executives and professionals from inside and outside the cable industry.

The IPv6 Summit, sponsored by ARRIS, is the first non-engineering conference following “World IPv6 Day” on June 8, when many major organizations will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour testing period, with the goal of motivating the entire industry – Internet service providers, hardware manufacturers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

The IPv6 Summit will feature several panels concentrating on various elements of the transition as well as opportunities to compare notes, both formally and informally, on transition challenges and solutions. 

The following three sessions will run consecutively on Tuesday, June 14:

I.  The Sixth Time’s a Charm: Understanding IPv6 and What it Means
Welcome:

  • Bill Check, CTO & Sr. Vice President, Science & Technology, NCTA

Keynote Address:

  • John Curran, President & CEO, American Registry for Internet Numbers

II.  Addressing the Future: Implications and Impact of the IPv6 Migration

  • Steven Bosch, Strategy Executive, Best Buy
  • Frank Bulk, Technology and Product Development Manager, Premier Communications
  • Claire Cheng, Senior Product Planner, D-Link
  • Sam Gassel, Technology Fellow, Digital Media Technologies, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • Will Lawton, Network Engineer, Facebook
  • Chris Donley (moderator), Project Director, Network Protocols, CableLabs

III.  What the World Now Knows: Observations from World IPv6 Day

  • John Brzozowski, Chief Architect, IPv6 and Distinguished Engineer, Comcast Cable Communications
  • Lee Howard, Director of Network Technology, Time Warner Cable
  • Phil Roberts, Technology Program Manager, The Internet Society
  • Bill Check (moderator), CTO & Sr. Vice President, Science & Technology, NCTA

Lunch Session
Keynote Address:

  • Tom Powers, Chief of Staff, National Telecommunications & Information Administration

A special IPv6 demonstration area will also be featured on The Cable Show exhibit floor. Developed by Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the demo area will showcase consumer electronics utilizing the new platform. 

The IPv6 Summit is included with a full conference registration to The Cable Show 2011 (summit sign-up is required).  In addition, specially discounted, summit-only passes are also available for $250 per person and include the summit, the Tuesday General Session and a Tuesday-only exhibit floor pass. Information about registration for The Cable Show 2011 can be found at www.thecableshow.com/registertoday.

To supplement the IPv6 program, a ticketed luncheon featuring Tom Powers, Chief of Staff at NTIA, has been added on Tuesday, June 14 at 12:15pm. The luncheon is available to IPv6 Summit registrants only and reservations are required.  The cost is $40 per ticket.  Tickets may be purchased via the online registration portal found at www.thecableshow.com/registertoday or by emailing cableshow@experient-inc.com .

Additional, up-to-the-minute information for The Cable Show is available via the official website (www.thecableshow.com) or from NCTA’s Department of Industry Affairs, at 202/222-2430.

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