We asked executives in our industry what technological innovation they are currently most excited about. Here’s what they had to say.

Allison Goldberg
SVP/Managing Partner
Comcast Ventures and Startup Engagement

Through my work with Comcast Ventures, I have the opportunity to engage with startups that are at the forefront of exploring new technologies and innovations. One area that’s been particularly interesting is human-centered artificial intelligence and its application to a number of industries and sectors, including gaming and entertainment, as well as the potential for generative AI in digital health and media.

Ken Johnson
Chief Technology & Digital Officer
Cable One

An AI-powered future is closer than you think. We are already seeing embedded AI in many of the tools we use in our networks today. But Artificial Intelligence is just getting started and it will reinvent how we approach work. For example, Engineers will shift from working on the network to the people working on the tools that work on the network. AI will empower us to uniquely personalize every customer interaction, forever changing the consumer experience.

Curtis Knittle
VP, Wired Technologies
CableLabs

Fiber optic technology has played a critical role in the success of the cable industry since the birth of hybrid-fiber coax networks. As broadband data consumption increases, so too must network capacities. I am most excited about the role coherent optics will play in cable access networks as existing fiber infrastructure is leveraged to provide operators with faster, more flexible and more intelligent networks for the next 25 years.

Balbinder O’Neil
VP, Solution Engineering
Quickplay

One of the most exciting things will be the evolution of RSNs and other sports TV properties as they make the direct-to-consumer leap, especially on new cloud-native platforms. The possibilities are seemingly endless: 1:1 streams that drive personalized game coverage, data-driven content and ad decisions, gamification features and more, will engage and monetize viewers in a way that far exceeds the limitations of traditional one-to-many sports telecasts. This is literally a game-changing moment for sports TV.

Mark Trudeau
CEO/Founder
OpenVault

Our data analysis shows broadband usage reaching record heights going into this year, so we’re most excited about technologies that are helping our customers make the most of their existing DOCSIS plant. We think 2023 will be a breakout year for innovations that harness CableLabs’ Profile Management Application to boost capacity in DOCSIS 3.1 and higher networks, providing the bandwidth operators need – up to 40% more – to stay ahead of consumption.

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