About the Conference

This international exhibition and conference will provide an ideal platform to explore the latest European broadband business opportunities and strategies, as well as regulatory and technical updates. A variety of innovative products and services will also be showcased by exhibitors at this event which is expected to attract hundreds of technical and professional broadband experts from all over the world.

Keynote speakers at the conference will outline the latest regulatory and technical updates and speakers from the European broadband industry will highlight network challenges and achievements. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate by asking questions through the conference chairman. The conference programme will be held on the morning of 22 September and the morning of 23 September.

There are also a range of exciting sponsorship opportunities available for the conference – please see the sponsorship brochure on http://www.thescte.eu/downloads/general-documents-1/lectures-conferences-and-exhibitions-1/eastern-europe/hungary-2015 . You can also register your attendance at the event on http://www.thescte.eu/index.php/component/proforms/event-booking-form .

DRAFT CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Day 1 - 22/9/2015 – Regulatory and Political Aspects of Broadband

09.30     Welcome by SCTE Society for Broadband Professionals (Dr. Roger Blakeway, President, SCTE)

09.45     Keynote: Dr. Gábor Bódi, President, National Council for Telecommunications and Informatics, Hungary.

10.15     Keynote: ‘FttH Digital Infrastructure and European Investment Funding’ by Edgar Aker, President, FttH Council

10.45     ‘Current and Future Cable Network Trends in Turkey’ by Engin Unver, Deputy General Manager, Proaktif

11.15     Questions

11.25     Coffee break

11.45     ‘DOCSIS 3.1 in Focus’ by Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO, EMEA, ARRIS

12.15     ‘Broadband Development in Kosovo’ by Ilir Istrefi, Product Manager, IPKO Telecommunication

12.45     ‘Implementing MPEG-DASH for HbbTV, HEVC and 4K TV’ by Mark Horchler, International  Marketing Manager EMEA, Elemental Technologies

13.15     Questions

13.25     Wrap-up by SCTE

13.30     Close of conference

Day 2 - 23/9/2015 – Technological Aspects of Broadband

09.30     Welcome by SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) (Dr. Roger Blakeway, President, SCTE)

09.45     Gold sponsor presentation: ‘Delivering Video Compression Excellence: A Technical Case Study’ by David Mitchinson, Solutions Manager, Appear TV

10.15     Gold sponsor presentation: ‘New developments in Duct Solutions and Cable Deployment Techniques’ by Dr Hans-Werner Wilk, Director Central and Eastern Europe, Emtelle

10.45     ‘Upgrade of Existing First Generation DVB-C & IPTV Networks with Hybrid-DVB Smart STBs for New Services such as nPVR, TimeShift, CatchUp & Multimedia EPG’ by Matthias Greve, CEO & Founder, ABOX42

11.15     Questions

11.25     Coffee break

11.45     ‘Save Cost and Roll-Outs – Training for Cable Operators’ by Mike Thornton, Vice President, SCTE

12.15     ‘LTE Leak Mitigation Strategies - Operational Efficiency Through Intelligent Prioritization’ by Basil Dillon-Malone, Regional Vice President, Arcom Digital

12.45     ‘ETR290 and Beyond’ by Martin Crawley, Head of Academy, Bridge Technologies

13.15     Questions

13.25     Wrap-up by SCTE

13.30     Close of conference

About the Venue

The “ECEBE in association with SCTE, The Society for Broadband Professionals” conference and exhibition on 22-23 September 2015 will be held at the MOM Sport Aquatics and Sport Centre.

MOM Sport Aquatics and Sports Centre

Address: H - 1123 Budapest, Csörsz u. 14-16, Hungary (find on Google Maps)

Tel: +361 248 22 60

Fax: +361 248 22 62

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GPS: 47.490142, 19.022944

The MOM Sport centre is located over a 13,000 square metre area, in the business district of Budapest. It is often used for conferences, press events, exhibitions, company parties, company dinners, buffet lunches, filming and concerts. There is a parking fee for parking around the hall.

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About the Event

The SCTE™, the Society for Broadband Professionals, and ECEBE (East and Central European Broadband Expo) have announced  that they will be uniting two events this year into a single broadband conference and exhibition in Hungary on 22-23 September 2015. The SCTE’s Balkan Broadband conference and exhibition, held last year in Belgrade, Serbia, will become part of the two-day ECEBE event and take place at a new central location in Budapest, Hungary. The event will be known as “ECEBE in association with SCTE, The Society for Broadband Professionals.”

This international exhibition and conference will provide an ideal platform to explore the latest European broadband business opportunities and strategies, as well as regulatory and technical updates. A variety of innovative products and services will be showcased by exhibitors at this event which is expected to attract hundreds of technical and professional broadband experts from all over the world.

“Traditionally, our Balkan conferences and exhibitions have been held, for many years, across the Balkan region in countries such as Kosovo, Macedonia, Croatia and Serbia,” said Dr Roger Blakeway, President of the SCTE. “Merging with ECEBE in Hungary will both provide a neutral venue and also help to reduce the number of exhibitions and conferences during the autumn season. While we will continue to support the SCTE Balkan group with SCTE events in the Balkans region, we are delighted to be working with ECEBE to grow this combined event across Eastern and Central Europe.”

“The East and Central European Broadband Expo is one of the oldest cable, satellite and broadband exhibitions in Hungary, which was reintroduced by Buda Expo Ltd. in 2012. Over the last year, we decided to develop the event even further. The result is a combined event in Hungary, in association with the SCTE, the Society for Broadband Professionals,” added Balázs Regőczi, the ECEBE’s event manager.

For further details of the event, please use the menu below left to navigate to key areas of the ECEBE/SCTE event microsite (stand, sponsorship, delegate registrations etc.).

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Current SCTE Executive

Below is a list of all current SCTE Executive Committee. Each member has their own direct contact form.

 

SCTE Sub-Committees

There are a number of SCTE sub-committees, set up to concentrate on specific areas of SCTE expertise and business, which are listed below. Please click on the individual committees to contact the Chairman of each with ideas, proposals and comments. 

SCTE Benelux Committee

 

SCTE India Executive Committee

 

Details of Executive Committee Service

Member

Years of Service

Period

T H Hall

58

1945 to 2002

C Swires

45

1973 to date

A Burke

34

1962 to 1996

R J Seacombe

29

1966 to 1995

B K Walker

27

1991 to date

R Blakeway

27

1991 to date

A C F Leadbitter

23

1966 to 1989

L T Mudd

22

1963 to 1985

D H Smart

22

1985 to 2007

D Woollard

20

1996 to 2016

D Kent

19

1976 to1995

C H Bailey

17

2001 to 2019

D Keeley

17

1993 to 2010

D Hall

16

1995 to 2011

A S Whitenstall

15

1948 to 1963

K A Russel

15

1951 to 1966

R J Eberhardt

14

1986 to 2000

     

M Burns

13

2002 to 2015

F Summerfield

13

2004 to 2017

J Callas

12

2005 to 2012, 2013 to date

C Kyriacou

12

2005 to 2017, 2018 to date

J S Robertson

11

1995 to 2006

P Scadeng

10

1969 to 1979

J H Green

10

2000 to 2010

Mike Thornton

9

2009 to date

R J Smart

9

1986 to1995

S A Bell

8

1977 to 1985

J Van-Brienen

8

2005 to 2013, 2018 to 2019

M H C Lewis

8

1946 to 1954

H MacCallum

7

1945 to 1952

S B Reeder

7

1948 to 1955

A Whitlock

7

1995 to 2002

Michael Jones

6

2011 to 2014, 2015 to date

H W Drake

6

1953 to 1959

R P Gabriel

6

1956 to 1962

D C Jardine

6

1970 to 1976

D C Small

6

1994 to 2000

Paul Smith

6

2011 to 2017

Laura Baskeyfield

6

2012 to date

Adam Soccorsy

6

2009 to 2015

G Parker

6

1950 to 1956

F S G Scott

5

1945 to 1950

J W Field

5

1945 to 1950

R Selby

5

1956 to 1961

S Close

5

1995 to 2000

M Turner

5

1995 to 2000

P Broadhurst

5

2013 to date

Owen Williams

4

2014 to 2018

R E Beal

4

1952 to 1956

R I Kinross

4

1958 to 1962

L M J Richard

4

1971 to 1975

C Carroll

4

1991 to 1995

K Bellwood

4

1993 to 1997

R Turner

4

1997 to 2001

R Baan

3

2015 to date

P Flood

3

2003 to 2005, 2007 to 2008

A R Almond

3

1945 to 1948

R L Wright

3

1955 to 1958

J Stewart

3

1956 to 1959

D C Bond

3

1962 to 1965

R J Milwidsky

3

1962 to 1965

G Bray

3

1999 to 2002

Bharat Patel

3

2012 to 2015

P Birks

2

2003 to 2005

E Duffett

2

1945 to 1947

D W Heightman

2

1967 to 1969

V A Male

2

1974 to 1976

F I Clements

2

1977 to1979

J S Crusan

2

1989 to 1991

L Johnson

2

1998 to 2000

H K Mardia

2

2000 to 2002

W S Akeroyd

1

1945 to 1946

J R Pickering

1

1945 to 1946

L F Odell

1

1950 to 1951

J D S Hinchliffe

1

1969 to 1970

B T P Barnes

1

1985 to 1986

A Mitchell

1

1996 to 1997

J Allsopp

1

2000 to 2001

A Cooper

1

2000 to 2001

     

G Stone

1

1976

M Abel

1

1995

G Sargood

1

2000

N Awodeji

1

2017 to 2019

A Basham

1

2017 to date

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Past SCTE Officers

The Executive Committee of the SCTE elects, from its own members, three officers, a President, Vice-President and Treasurer. The Society also has a National Secretary.

This page details the many people who have served the Society in these roles since its formation in 1945.

Start

End

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Sep-45

Apr-47

F S G Scott

H S MacCallum

J W Field

J R Pickering

Apr-47

Oct-47

F S G Scott

H S MacCallum

J W Field

E Duffett

Oct-47

Dec-48

F S G Scott

H S MacCallum

J W Field

T H Hall

Dec-48

Apr-50

H S MacCallum

S B Reeder

A S Whitenstall

T H Hall

Apr-50

Mar-51

S B Reeder

L F Odell

A S Whitenstall

T H Hall

Mar-51

Apr-52

S B Reeder

K A Russell

A S Whitenstall

T H Hall

Apr-52

Apr-54

K A Russell

G Parker

M H C Lewis

T H Hall

Apr-54

May-56

H W Drake

A S Whitenstall

R L Wright

T H Hall

May-56

Apr-58

A S Whitenstall

R Selby

R L Wright

T H Hall

Apr-58

Jul-58

R Selby

R I Kinross

R L Wright

T H Hall

Jul-58

May-60

R Selby

R I Kinross

A S Whitenstall

T H Hall

May-60

Apr-62

R I Kinross

R P Gabriel

A S Whitenstall

T H Hall

Apr-62

Apr-64

R J Milwidsky

A Burke

A S Whitenstall

T H Hall

Apr-64

Apr-66

A Burke

L T Mudd

D C Bond

T H Hall

Apr-66

Apr-69

L T Mudd

D W Heightman

A Burke

T H Hall

Apr-69

May-71

A C F Leadbitter

R J Seacombe

A Burke

T H Hall

May-71

Apr-73

R J Seacombe

P Scadeng

A Burke

T H Hall

Apr-73

Mar-75

P Scadeng

A Burke

L T Mudd

T H Hall

Mar-75

Apr-77

A Burke

C Swires

L T Mudd

T H Hall

Apr-77

Apr-79

C Swires

L T Mudd

R J Seacombe

T H Hall

Apr-79

Apr-81

L T Mudd

S A Bell

R J Seacombe

T H Hall

Apr-81

Apr-83

S A Bell

D E Kent

R J Seacombe

T H Hall

Apr-83

Mar-85

D E Kent

A C F Leadbitter

R J Seacombe

T H Hall

Mar-85

Apr-86

A C F Leadbitter

R J Seacombe

C Swires

T H Hall

Apr-86

Sep-87

A Burke

R J Seacombe

C Swires

T H Hall

Sep-87

Nov-89

R J Seacombe

D H Smart

C Swires

T H Hall

Nov-89

Nov-91

D H Smart

J E Crusan

C Swires

B Allgood

Nov-91

Dec-92

D H Smart

R Blakeway

C Swires

B Allgood

Dec-92

Dec-95

R Blakeway

R J Eberhardt

C Swires

B Allgood

Dec-95

Dec-97

D A Keeley

K Bellwood

C Swires

B Allgood

Dec-97

Sept-2002

R Blakeway

C Swires

A Whitlock

B Allgood

Dec-2002

Dec-2006

R Blakeway

C Swires

D Keeley

B Allgood

Dec-2006

Feb 2013

R Blakeway

J van Brienen

C Swires

B Allgood

Feb 2013

Nov 2014

R Blakeway

M Jones

C Swires

B Walker

Nov 2014

Nov 2015

R Blakeway

M Thornton

C Swires

B Walker

Nov 2015

Nov 2017

M Thornton

M Jones

C Swires

B Walker

Nov 2017 Nov 2018 C Bailey M Jones C Swires B Walker
Nov 2018 Nov 2019 C Bailey J Van Brienen C Swires B Walker

About Us

The East and Central European Broadband Expo is one of the oldest cable, satellite and broadband exhibitions in Hungary, which was reintroduced by Buda Expo Ltd. in 2012. Over the last year, it decided to develop the event even further by collaborating with the SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) who have run successful conference and exhibitions throughout the Balkan region for many years. The result is a combined event in Hungary with the SCTE at the MOM Sport Centre in Budapest, Hungary on 22-23 September 2014. Buda Expo’s official website for the event can be accessed at http://www.ecebe.eu/

Founded in 1945, the SCTE is a Learned Society and non-profit making organisation whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. The Society particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of technical professionals in the field. The SCTE also provides accreditation and certification for its members, giving them professional standing within the industry. See http://www.thescte.eu/about-us/about-scte

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