Mike Farrell — Multichannel News, 4/27/2012 11:23:44 AM
The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing has set the speakers for its upcoming CTAM Insights and CTAM Summit conferences in Orlando, Fla., the first time in the organization’s 37-year history that the two events have been co-located in the same place.The events will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando.Cablevision Systems vice president of direct marketing Kathy Filosa, NBCUniversal senior vice president of strategic and primary research Janet Gallent and Seidmon Associates president Steve Seidmon are co-chairs of the Insights conference. They are also featured speakers at the event with NBCUniversal Global Networks president, research & media development Alan Wurtzel. bright House Networks president Nomi Bergman, and AMC Networks chief operating officer Ed Carroll serve as co-chairs of the CTAM Summit conference. Bergman and Carroll are also featured speakers for the event, along with Suddenlink Communications chief marketing and sales officer Jerry Dow, Time Warner Cable EVP and chief marketing officer Jeffrey Hirsch and Disney Media Networks president, global distribution Benjamin Pyne, truTV choief operating officer Marc Juris and Participant Television president Evan Shapiro.. "Bringing the two conferences together allows for a broader perspective on today’s consumer. We’re combining the newest thinking in consumer marketing, product innovation, opportunities from big data, and applying research results to our business – so attendees can succeed in the evolving cable and media ecosystem," said CTAM president and CEO Char Beales in a statement. "Co-location also makes good economic sense for executives who want to get the most out of their business travel by attending sessions across both events for a single registration fee."Attendees who register by the Early Bird deadline of May 4, 2012 save up to $300 and will be entered to win two free nights at the Swan and Dolphin, valid before, during or immediately after the conference.