TWC's Britt, LaJoie To Speak At SCTE Leadership Conference


Time Warner Cable chairman, president and CEO Glenn Britt and TWC chief technology officer Mike LaJoie will serve as guest presenters at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers' inaugural leadership program at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business next spring.

Priced at $9,970, the SCTE Leadership Institute with Tuck at Dartmouth will feature sessions on business and leadership skills. The program is scheduled for the week of April 26-30, 2011, at the college's Hanover, N.H., campus.

Britt -- an alumnus of both Dartmouth College and Tuck -- and LaJoie will share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, with particular focus on the business and leadership skills needed to plan for, deploy and manage technological change, according to SCTE.

Britt said in a statement, "The ability to align organizational teams and priorities across a constantly changing mix of technology platforms and consumer demands is a required skill set in today's dynamic telecommunications and entertainment environment. There's no doubt that the critical thinking and innovative approaches that will be fostered by the Tuck faculty will play a tremendous role in helping our industry to evaluate and implement new technologies that will help us maintain our competitive edge."

"The ability to implement new technologies and services that improve the consumer experience is critical to the growth of any business," Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck School, said in a statement. "No one knows that better than Tuck alumnus Glenn Britt, Chairman, president and CEO of Time Warner Cable. We are delighted to have his involvement in SCTE's inaugural program with Tuck Executive Education."

The other sessions will be taught by Tuck faculty, with sessions set to include "Connecting Strategic Vision to Implementation," "Why Smart Executives Fail" and "Understanding and Executing for Value Creation in Broadband Services."

About 40 attendees will be able to participate in the program, SCTE said. The deadline for applications for the program is Feb. 15, 2011.