WICT Announces Forum Speakers


Women in Cable & Telecommunications announced the roster of speakers at its upcoming WICT Forum.

The 2006 WICT Forum will be held March 8-10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York as part of the Spring Cable Week created by WICT’s partnership with Cable Positive.

WICT said the Forum will kick off Wednesday, March 8, with a discussion of cable visionaries including David Juliano, senior vice president and general manager, Comcast Online; and Dennis Quinn, executive VP, business development at Turner Broadcasting System Inc., moderated by Hallmark Channel senior VP of distribution and service Janice Arouh.

Later that day, keynote addresses will be delivered by: Deborah Blackwell, executive VP and GM, SOAPnet (“Following Your Passion”); Beth Comstock, president, NBC Universal digital media and market development(“Introducing New Ideas and Change Into an Organization”); Jenny Evans, performance coach, Human Performance Institute (“Utilizing Energy Management vs. Time Management”); andJim Carroll, international futurist, trends and innovations expert (“Opportunities for the Future”).

There will be two panels Wednesday afternoon:

“Broadband: Have You Heard the Latest Word?” will be moderated by David Payne, senior VP and GM, CNN.com (www.cnn.com) and feature Amy Banse, president, Comcast Interactive Media; Tanya Van Court-Cayo, GM, ESPN Broadband and Interactive; and Sue Clark, VP, Scripps Networks Interactive.

And “How Does Technology Impact the Flexibility of Content and What Could Be Headed Our Way?” will include Yvette Gordon-Kanouff, corporate VP, SeaChange International Inc.; Mike Hayashi, senior VP, advanced engineering, Time Warner Cable; Ralph Brown, chief technology officer, Cable Television Laboratories Inc.; Bob Zitter, CTO, Home Box Office; and Ray Sokola, CTO, Motorola Inc. connected-home business.

Finally, Thursday morning will feature a keynote on high-performance teams by Grace Killelea, VP of human resources for Comcast Spotlight.