Ten Information Technology professionals have been chosen by a selection committee of cable Chief Information Officers (CIOs) as finalists in the first-ever CIO.IT Competition, a program of solution-based presentations scheduled for the CIO.IT program at The Cable Show 2010 in Los Angeles.

The ten finalists will participate in three panel sessions during the CIO.IT program May 11 and 12, 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 after observing the presentations.

The Cable Show 2010 takes place May 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The finalist presentations, selected from a group of 44 applications received last month, span a variety of major issue areas for cable IT professionals, including challenges in cloud computing, data analytics, addressability, service delivery, the integration of IT and engineering data, and other topics. ??

Finalists selected to make a presentation include:

Herb VanHook, BMC Software?
Topic: The Efficient and Profitable Cloud: Best Practices for Running a Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Ramsay Hall, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: Breakthroughs: Another Way

Robert Hritsko, SAP
Topic: Solutions for the App Economy – Roadmap to Becoming a “Platform of Value”

R.J. Juneau, Maxxian
Topic: Why engineering hates you and thinks you’re morons; and, Identifying system problems and revenue leakage by integrating IT and engineering data??

Brian Cappellani, Sigma Systems
Topic: Advanced Advertising and Subscriber Knowledge??

Michael Manzo, Openet?
Topic: The Truth is in the Data: Being a Better MSO through Subscriber Data Management

Simon Marwood, Scorecard Systems
Topic: Subscriber Analysis for MSOs??

Brian O’Rourke, Acumen Solutions?
Topic: Turning Up and Tuning Up Sales and Service in the Cloud??

Shally Stanley, Acumen Solutions?
Topic: Maximizing Web Orders: The Perfect Storm of Usability, Integration and Up/Cross-Selling??

Gabriel Totino, Motorola?
Topic: The Architecture of a Whole Home Device Management System

Cable Show delegates may register separately to participate in the CIO.IT program at no charge in addition to their Cable Show registration fee.

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