Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced a new annual fellowship designed to support career development for high potential women working for technology suppliers, the Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship. Named in honor of one of the cable industry's most influential technology professionals, Ms. Bergman has been actively involved with WICT, CableLabs, NCTA, and SCTE on technology issues. She was recognized by WICT and SCTE with the Women In Technology Award in 2004. The announcement was made in Philadelphia during WICT's Tech It Out Conference, held in conjunction with SCTE/ISBE's Cable-Tec Expo.
The annual fellowship will enable a high potential woman employed by a technology company to experience the strength of WICT's robust educational programs and strong professional network. The fellowship is a one-year award that includes WICT membership and a fully funded scholarship to the WICT Leadership Conference and other select WICT programs, to include travel stipends. The fellowship will be underwritten by WICT's Leadership Endowment Fund, which was established in 1989 in a measure to enable WICT to give back to the industry in meaningful ways.
Bergman, a Senior Executive Officer in the Advance/Newhouse Companies and former President of Bright House Networks, was on hand to deliver an opening keynote address when the announcement was made by WICT President & CEO, Maria E. Brennan, CAE.
"We are thrilled to recognize the many contributions Nomi has made to support the development of women on the technology side of our business with this fellowship," said Brennan. "We will continue to make the growth of these women a priority."
"Certainly, WICT has given me more than I have given, so I am so humbled," noted Bergman. "I appreciate the ongoing focus on women in the technology sector of our industry -- they are critical to the future."
About the Fellowship Namesake, Nomi M. Bergman
Nomi Miron Bergman has spent more than 25 years in the cable industry. She began her career as a systems consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co, and then joined Advance Publications' Systems Group, owned by the Newhouse family. After the formation of the Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse partnership in the early 1990s, she joined Time Warner Cable and led the launch of the RoadRunner broadband Internet service.
Nomi was part of the senior management team that successfully launched Bright House Networks in 2003, and served as President until its recently completed acquisition with Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. The company had 8,500 employees and served approximately 2.5 million customers. In her capacity, she and her team provided corporate guidance, execution, and oversight of technology, product and strategic partnerships across the company's video, broadband, voice and wireless platforms. Through experience and leadership, Nomi also helped create a culture at Bright House Networks that placed great emphasis on the customer experience. The company received accolades from its customers and earned twelve J.D. Power awards for customer satisfaction.
Nomi currently serves as a senior executive officer in the Advance/Newhouse companies, where she focuses on corporate development and strategic partnerships. She also serves as a director on the corporate boards of CableOne and Visteon, and privately held 1010data and Mediamorph.
Nomi has been actively involved with WICT, CableLabs, NCTA, SCTE, CTAM and NAMIC. She has served on the Board of Directors for WICT, and is a graduate of WICT's first Betsy Magness Leadership Development Institute (BMLI) class of 1994. She was recognized by WICT and SCTE with the Women In Technology Award in 2004, in 2009 she was recognized as CED's Person of the Year and she received the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership from NCTA, and in 2011 she was recognized as WICT's Woman of the Year. Through her participation and leadership with these key groups, Nomi has become a key spokesperson and advocate for industry innovation and new competitive technologies and services, all with the goal of continuously improving customer value and satisfaction.
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 @WICT on Twitter for more information.
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