Archive for the 'Live at the Microphone: Panels, Speeches and Appearances' Category

Live from INTX: The Experiential Sports Spectacular

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Okay, it’s not exactly “live,” since it happened earlier today (May 16), but here’s the video of the Imagine Park panel I moderated at INTX 2016 in Boston. Good stuff here on what’s new and next in interactive sports and personalized “channels” for following teams, athletes, plays and more.

The Experimental Sports Spectacular from The Internet & Television Expo on Vimeo.

OMG: What have they done to television?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Shrill headlines are my passion. Except not. Anyway, here’s a smart guy, Arnaud Perrier of Envivio, schooling me on the future of multi-screen video from SCTE’s 2014 Cable-Tec Expo conference in Denver. Part of CED’s “Live from the Show” series.

Live from the show at SCTE 2013

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

What exactly am I doing standing in front of a giant gasoline tank with SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban? Talking shop as part of CED Magazine’s “Live from the Show” series, that’s what. Here’s Dzuban on emergency preparedness and why it’s important to broadband network operators — and those who rely on them.

SCTE Dzuban Photo

Portlandia: From pitch to hit

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Got to quiz the brains behind IFC’s breakthrough hit “Portlandia” about the genesis of the show and the business workings behind it. Thanks to The Cable Center for the chance to moderate a great panel.

Tech and talk from SCTE Cable-Tec 2012

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Man, what a difference a 3-camera shoot makes! Here’s my conversation for CED Magazine with SeaChange honcho Steve Davi from Orlando, where cable technologists gathered and that new Harry Potter ride beckoned.

Tech talk from The Cable Show ’11

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Check it out: I’m on TV (or a reasonable facsimile of TV) with some interesting folks doing interesting things in/around the cable biz. From CED Magazine’s “Live from the Show” series.

CTAM panel: Reinventing the brand

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

CTAM’s Rocky Mountain Chapter brought together a great trio of panelists representing Comcast (West Division), Frontier Airlines and Denver University (current Professor and former AT&T Broadband-er Theresa Conley) for a discussion on rebranding. I had the privilege of moderating…once I found the right building. See, it was early in the morning and, well anyway here’s a photo of our esteemed crew.

NCTC 2010: Meet the ‘Frenemy’

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Spoke at the National Cable Television Cooperative’s 2010 Independent Show in Baltimore, offering a thought or two about Internet video and competitive implications for cable providers. Below is a write-up by Communications Technology (thanks, Debra) on my remarks.

Live From The Independent Show: Living With The ‘Frenemy’

Debunking all the talk of cable customers “cutting the cord,” Stewart Schley, One Touch Intelligence’s senior director/industry intelligence, was quick to tell Independent Show attendees at the show’s closing session that there were 590,000 new aggregate subs reported by all cablecos during 1Q10, even with the specter of Internet video.

“The number of people who actually would cut cable service in favor of Internet video is less than 4 percent,” he added. (more…)

Warning: digital disruption ahead

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Recently got to moderate a great panel discussion at CTAM’s 2010 Insights & Research Conference, featuring the wicked-smart investment analyst Laura Martin and Time Inc. research strategist Betsy Frank. The subject was “disruption” to media industry segments provoked by the digital transformation. Music, video, publishing and more.

CTAM 2009 panel: customer loyalty

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Moderated an interesting CTAM Summit conference panel on customer loyalty and retention strategies, including some smart folks from the cable business plus…a hamburger maven. Here’s the description:

Staying Power: How Smart Companies Build Loyalty in Highly Competitive Environments

As cable companies face rising pressure from multiple competitors among a variety of free and paid distribution sources, customer loyalty strategies are critical for preserving market share. Join senior executives from a broad range of industries who confronted similar challenges for decades and understand when to respond to competitive pressures and how to build customer affinity in a combative marketplace. Real world lessons will inform your own strategies for planning, executing and managing a profitable competitive blueprint.

Key Take-Aways:
• Build customer affinity in a combative marketplace
• Examine ways to preserve market share with customer loyalty strategies

1. Stewart Schley, Senior Director, Industry Intelligence, One Touch Intelligence (moderator)
2. Jerry Dow, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Suddenlink Communications
3. Bruce Leichtman, President and Principal Analyst, Leichtman Research Group
4. Tom Ryan – Managing Partner and Chief Concept Officer, Consumer Capital Partners & Founder, SmashBurger