2nd Annual tru2way Developers Conference Scheduled for May 17th and 18th

The second annual tru2way Developers Conference will be held in
New Orleans on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th, just prior
to the NCTA Cable Show.
The conference is produced by the NCTA,
in partnership with CableLabs (the originator of the tru2way/OCAP
standard) and premier sponsor, Vidiom Systems, a company that
specializes in tru2way/OCAP technology and that has a long track
record of offering not-for-profit classes and other educational events on
the standard. According to the organizers, the conference will provide a
forum for cable operators, content providers, Java developers, and
interactive TV developers and companies to share ideas and
information about the latest tools and trends in the roll-out of the
tru2way platform. They promise it will offer a full agenda of business
and technology sessions, as well as hands-on workshops designed to
promote "further developments in the Java-based tru2way universe."
Areas of discussion will include programming, platforms, consumer
electronics, application development, and retail opportunities.
Confirmed keynote speakers include CableLabs president and CEO,
Richard Green, and Panasonic CTO, Paul Liao; other speakers and
panelists include John Collins (Time Warner Cable), Mark DePietro
(Motorola), Anne Dirkse (Vidiom), John Hashimoto (Weather
Channel), Sherisse Hawkins (Time Warner Cable), David Housman
(Vidiom), Chet Kanojia (Navic), Mike LaJoie (Time Warner Cable),
Arthur Orduna (Advance/Newhouse), Sam Pemberton (Softel), David
Preisman (Showtime), Gary Schanman (Comcast), Jeff Seebeck
(Cisco), Bill Sheppard (Sun), Gary Sohmers (IMAGE), Tim Spencer
(Sigma Systems), So Vang (CableLabs), and Andrew Ward (Comcast
Spotlight). Detailed information on the conference's speakers and
sessions can be found at: