Cable and telecom industry vet Margaret “Maggie” Bellville has joined Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and provider of IT consulting and management services, as a vice president, and a new member of its U.S. Communications, Media & Entertainment Industry executive team.
In this role, Bellville will support cable operators’ new product launches, assess their M&A activities, advise on new business investments and coordinate with Hitachi for cable industry applications for its targeted, market-tested technology solutions and professional services, the company said.
Prior to joining Hitachi, Bellville was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Charter Communications. She is also late of Cox Communications, Century Communications, and the former GTE Wirleess/Contel Cellular. Bellville also served as president and CEO of Incanta, a start-up that focused on streaming content.
“Maggie brings a level of clarity, experience and resolve to always improve our industry. She will be addressing a range of powerful cable issues from market consolidation, business intelligence to energy savings,” Michael McNabb, senior vice president of Hitachi Consulting, said in a statement.
“Today, our company touches the country’s top MSOs by providing exceptional management and IT consulting services, offshore product development and managed services capabilities, and offering Hitachi’s most advanced technologies so that operators can reduce their electricity consumption, and drive greater efficiencies through better business intelligence to solve many of the toughest problems facing the industry, Bellville added.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.A. in social science, Bellville also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program. Bellville has received numerous professional honors and distinctions, including being named one of the “Top 10 Women in Business” in Atlanta; "Woman of the Year" by the California chapter of Women in Cable; "Woman to Watch" by the Atlanta chapter of Women in Cable; and "Woman of the Year," a national award by Women in Cable.
She served on the executive committee and boards of directors of the California Cable Television Association; Cable Positive, Women in Cable and Telecommunications Foundation and the Television Academy Foundation. Bellville also served as an advisor to the National Cable and Telecommunications Association task force on diversity.