Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Nomi Bergman, Senior Executive Officer, Advance/Newhouse Companies and former President of Bright House Networks, will deliver an opening keynote address at the WICT Tech It Out Conference on September 28, 2016.
The program will also feature a panel of experts who will explore the intersection between leadership and technology, moderated by Sherita Caesar , SVP, National Video Deployment Engineering, Comcast. Panelists include Theresa Hennesy, SVP, Group Technical Advisor, Comcast; Livia M. Nascimento, Compliance Officer, ARRIS; and Sarah Cottay, VP Software Development, Scripps Networks Interactive.
David Porter, Jr., Ph.D., Executive Director, Walter Kaitz Foundation, will introduce the panel and address the need for broader gender and ethnic diversity in cable technology.
"We are delighted to convene such a strong cohort of technology leaders to address our audience of women and people of color in cable tech. Nomi Bergman will inspire and inform the audience as an esteemed innovator and catalyst for diversity -- setting the tone for a superlative program of leadership and learning," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO.
The 2016 Tech It Out Conference will be held inside of the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on September 28. The Women in Technology Award (awarded in conjunction with SCTE/ISBE and Cablefax) will be presented at the Expo.
In addition to informative presentations on leadership development, the Tech It Out format will allow time for networking and a guided group tour of select SCTE exhibits. Registration is complimentary for WICT members but limited. Complete registration details are posted on the WICT Tech It Out website.
WICT proudly recognizes the sponsors of the 2016 Tech It Out Conference: Charter Communications (Platinum), ARRIS (Silver), Cisco (Bronze), Huawei (Champion), Scripps Networks Interactive (Patron) and industry partners SCTE, ISBE, NAMIC and the Walter Kaitz Foundation.
For over thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, and Turner are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTon Twitter for more information.
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