The Cable Show 2012

A Stage for Cable's Next Generation

When a flash mob led by dancers wrapped in skin-tight green suits takes command of the exhibit floor, you know something special is going on. And it was. Next-gen apps, products, ideas and people took the stage at Imagine Park for three days of idea-sharing, application-building and product introductions. When it was finished, the collective contributions spoke volumes about cable's contribution to making digital media - and digital living - even better.

Among the fast-paced series of Imagine Park events: A 48-hour app-development competition among college whiz kids, a live student debate about digital media, dozens of new technology demonstrations and lots of on-stage dialogue about where digital applications are taking the world.

Here's what Imagine Park brought to The Cable Show 2012 in just three days:

  • 12 stage shows offering glimpses of notable new technologies and applications: DVRs that know when to go to sleep, an On Demand video series that combats diabetes, cable voice services that follow users anywhere, a broadband-powered game that teaches math skills, and lots more. See highlights and presentations from the Imagine Park video archive.
  • 86 appearances by inventors, strategists, thinkers, developers, stage hosts and some of the brightest college students we’ve ever met.
  • 40+ products, services and inventions that are changing the way the world communicates.
  • 30 apps (and an unfathomable amount of clicking, scrolling and playing) in The App Pond.
  • 2 original research reports presenting new findings about digital product adoption and the real-world intersection of technology and people.
  • 3 start-up companies at Start-Up Alley that made more contacts than we can count.
  • 1 live hackathon (officially known as The Imagine App Challenge, powered by energy drinks, youthful exuberance, take-out food and some impressively original thinking about digital media applications.
  • 1 flash mob that took the show floor by storm in a joyous outburst of energy.
  • 10 sponsors that made Imagine Park possible.
  • More than 40 participating companies and universities that brought ideas and imagination to the stage.

Together, the numbers added up to a memorable and impactful three days that promise to influence the next generation of digital media apps and products - and the people who invent them.

IMAGINE PARK
SPONSORED BY

Cisco CommScope

APP POND PARTNER

DIY Network

IMAGINE APP CHALLENGE
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

Application Developers Alliance Civoution Rovi Corporation

WiFi SPONSORS

Alcatel-Lucent Comcast Ericsson

CAFE SPONSOR

Adobe