2013 OCTA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 20
The Renaissance Columbus Downtown
50 N. 3rd Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
OCTA Board of Directors Meeting - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ohio Statehouse, Stateroom
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SPONSORED BY: TV One, LLC
Associate Member Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
This brief gathering of our programmer and supplier members provides the opportunity to give feedback, exchange ideas, and discuss how the OCTA can help associate members do business in Ohio.
OCTA Government Affairs Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Speaker: Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General
The opening breakfast will feature remarks from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and time to network with cable executives in attendance.
SPONSORED BY: Buckeye Cablesystem
OCTA Business Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
We will conduct the annual business meeting of the association and hear remarks from featured speaker Greta Kim, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy for Time Warner Cable.
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
SPONSORED BY: Turner Network Sales
General Session - Shifting Strategies and Revenue Streams
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Cable's long tradition of innovation continues as the industry introduces new broadband services and technologies, enhances broadband speeds, and develops applications across multiple platforms. Our panel will explore the industry's focus on promising new revenue streams.
Moderator: Pat Deville, Buckeye Cablesystem
Greta Kim, Sr. Director of Corporate Strategy, Time Warner Cable;
Ross Nelson, Director of Sales, Cox Business
Richard Walker, VP, Information Technology, Buckeye Cablesystem
SPONSORED BY: Comcast
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Katty Kay, BBC World News America
Join us for the 18th Annual Legislative Luncheon, where we gather cable operators and programmers with Ohio legislators, staff, and government officials. This year we welcome the return of Katty Kay, Washington Correspondent and Lead Anchor for BBC World News America. Ms. Kay, who provides an international perspective on the news from Washington and how it’s being received around the globe, will expand on her comments from the 2012 event with a look back at the presidential election and a forecast for the U.S. political climate in 2013. Learn more about Ms. Kay here.
LUNCHEON SPONSORED BY: Time Warner Cable
SPEAKER SPONSORED BY: Advanced Industry Supplies, LLC
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Option 1: Government Affairs Briefing
Hear updates on state and federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting the cable industry. We'll hear from Lisa Schoenthaler of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and then discuss what's on the agenda in Ohio with Doug Preisse of Van Meter, Ashbrook & Associates.
SPONSORED BY: Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
Option 2: Managing Teams in a Virtual Workspace
Moderator: Shannon Mullen, Area VP of Operations, Time Warner Cable
Joanne Bandlow, Network Engineer, Time Warner Cable
Cherish Gilliam, Sr Director of Business Services, VSB Sales Channel
Tracy O'Brien, National Sales Manager, Wholesale–Strategic Partners, Sprint
Join the Women in Cable Telecommunications Greater Ohio Chapter for a panel discussion focusing on the use of new technologies to lead remote teams. As a leader, are you cultivating substantial working relationships with your remote employees? Discuss the best practices of the “who, what, where, when, why, and how” on implementing technology to build your best remote teams in today’s market.
SPONSORED BY: BBC Worldwide
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
General Session - Distribution Solutions in a Multi-Platform Era
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Moderator: Stewart Schley, Stewart Schley Content LLC
Robert Gessner, President, MCTV
Howard Horowitz, Horowitz & Associates
Matt Kenny, VP of Field Sales West, Disney and ESPN Media Networks
This session delves into how the new multi-screen video world affects content consumption, consumer behavior, television industry economics and the business relationships between programmers and their distributors.
SPONSORED BY: Disney & ESPN Media Networks
General Session - Viewers' Response
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In a follow-up session moderated by Stewart Schley, Ohio cable customers talk about how they watch television, what they love (or not) about new media technologies and devices, and what’s on their wish list for services, applications and capabilities delivered by their cable providers.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Share your thoughts on the day's sessions and celebrate time spent with colleagues.