Awards Criteria

Woman of the Year
The Woman of the Year Award is bestowed on a woman who has made significant contributions throughout her career to her company and the overall industry. She is a proven leader and asset who shows great resolve to help others along their path. The WICT Network will select one honoree from a programmer and an operator.

Attributes:

  • Strong and articulate communicator who can rally others into action;
  • Serves as a catalyst to advance the industry and its people;
  • Inspires others through words and deeds;
  • Listens to and connects with her peers;
  • Leads fearlessly with a sense of purpose and vision.

This award is presented at The WICT Network Touchstones Luncheon during the Leadership Conference.

Current members of The WICT Network Global Board are ineligible for this award.

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Woman to Watch

The Woman to Watch Award honors a woman who shows tremendous success and promise through her professional accomplishments. She demonstrates exemplary leadership skills in her company and a strong dedication to the industry. The WICT Network will select one honoree from a programmer, an operator and a technology company.

Attributes:

  • Contributes significantly to transform her organization;
  • Serves as a catalyst to help advance others at her organization;
  • Serves as a role model and mentor to colleagues and others;
  • Listens to and connects with her peers;
  • Leads authentically with a commitment to her values.

This award is presented at The WICT Network Touchstones Luncheon during the Leadership Conference.

Current members of The WICT Network Global Board are ineligible for this award.

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Women in Technology

Created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women technology professionals, the annual Women in Technology Award acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional growth and significantly contributed to the cable telecommunications industry. The Women in Technology Award is presented in partnership with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), The WICT Network and Cablefax.

Attributes:

  • Exhibits a high level of knowledge, skill and professionalism regarding technology in the cable telecommunications industry;
  • Exhibits continued investment in their own professional, technical and personal growth;
  • Exhibits commitment to the industry’s professional activities through community activity, professional society involvement, company affinity groups, etc.;
  • Encourages and invests in mentoring others in the cable industry;
  • Demonstrates a proven track record of success in contributing to their company and the cable telecommunications industry;
  • Holds a current membership in both The WICT Network and SCTE/ISBE.

This award is presented at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®.

*Titles reflect position at the time of the award.

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​2021 Patricia Martin SVP, Integration Management Office, Cox Communications
​2020 Kim Keever SVP, Security, Analytics and Technology Services and CISO, Cox Communications
​2019 Zenita Henderson Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, SCTE•ISBE
​2018 Noopur Davis Senior Vice President, Chief Product and Information Security Officer, Comcast
​2017 Deborah Picciolo Senior Vice President, Operations, West Region, Charter Communications
2016 Theresa Hennesy SVP, Group Technical Advisor, Comcast Cable
​​2015 ​​Vibha Rustagi CEO, itaas
​2014 ​Sherita T. Ceasar Vice President, National Video Deployment Engineering, Comcast
​2013 Stephanie Mitchko-Beale SVP, Video Infrastructure Software, Cablevision
2012 Jennifer Yohe Wagner Vice President, Strategic Business Procurement, Comcast
 2011 Susan Adams SVP, Engineering and Technical Operations, Comcast Northeast Division
 2010 Leslie Ellis Independent Technology Consultant & Analyst, Ellis Edits
 2009 Barbara Jaffe SVP, Advanced Technology & Operations, HBO
 2008 Cyndee Everman Vice President, Operations Support System, Time Warner Cable
 2007 Carolyn Terry Regional Director, Engineering, Time Warner Cable, Los Angeles
 2006 Vicki Marts Director, Video Engineering, Cox Communications, Inc.
 2005 Charlotte Field Senior Vice President, National Communications Engineering, Comcast Cable
 2004 Nomi Bergman Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development, Advance/ Newhouse Communications
 2003 Marcie Anderson Vice President, Business Development, Cox Communications, Inc.
 2002 Christy Martin Chief Architect, Canal+ Technologies
 2001 Sabrina Calhoun Director, Operations Engineering, Cox Communications, Inc.- Western Division
 2000 Margaret Gaillard Executive Director, Technical Operations, New Frontier Media
 1999 Sally Kinsman Program Manager, Transmission Network Systems, General Instrument
 1998 Sheri Stinchcomb Vice President, New Product Operations, Cox Communications, Inc.
 1997 Yvette Gordon-Kanouff Senior Vice President, SeaChange International, Inc.
 1996 Pam Nobles Senior Director, CommTech Development, Comcast Cable
 1995 Pam Arment Director, Broadband Engineering, Tele-Communications Inc.

Women in Technology Award

Created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women technology professionals, the annual Women in Technology Award acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding professional growth and significantly contributed to the advancement of technology in the cable and media industry. The Women in Technology Award is presented in partnership with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), The WICT Network and Cablefax.

This year’s award will be presented during the SCTE® Cable-Tec Expo®, September 19-22, 2022.

Criteria:

  • Exhibit a high level of knowledge, skill and professionalism regarding technology in the cable and media industry.
  • Exhibit continued investment in their own professional, technical and personal growth.
  • Exhibit commitment to the industry’s professional activities through community activity, professional society involvement, company affinity groups, etc.
  • Encourage and invest in mentoring others in the cable and media industry.
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of success in contributing to their company and the cable and media industry.
  • Current membership in both The WICT Network and SCTE.

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The nomination deadline is Friday, July 8, 2022. 


2021 Women in Technology Honoree

Patricia Martin
SVP, Integration Management Office
Cox Communications

Patricia Martin is Senior Vice President of the Integration Management Office (IMO) at Cox Communications. As leader of the IMO, Patricia and her team are highly focused on pre- and post-investment and acquisition activities. Her strong cross-functional relationships that originated in Product and Technology span across Operations, Finance, and Legal – enabling her to lead the way for new acquisitions into the Cox ecosystem.

With an enhanced focus on new investment and acquisition activities, Patricia and her team are instrumental in diversifying Cox’s holdings. This role serves as a continuum of the work she began in 2015 as SVP of Service Assurance. In that role, she oversaw the Network Operations Centers (NOCs) and Service Assurance support teams for both Residential and Cox Business (CB) support models. With an enhanced focus on customer experience and process governance, Patricia streamlined the NOC to one operating model with two locations. Additionally, she transitioned the NOC from incident management to event management with support encompassing Voice, Video, Data, IT, Backbone, and IP services. With that change, she enabled resources through enhanced tooling to monitor and respond to 100 percent of events in the Cox Communications network.

Patricia has continued to manage critical and complex processes while working collaboratively to deliver solutions that positively impact customers across the enterprise. She has done this by leading several key initiatives at Cox, including creating the first national team of virtual construction estimators, Cox’s first-generation Video Back Office National COE, as well as NOC as a Service offerings. With the formulation of the IMO, Patricia continues to add value to Cox through business acquisitions and integrations that align with the company’s growth trajectory.

Shortly after joining Cox in 2005 as a Senior Manager, Patricia became the Director of Network Services for Oklahoma in 2007. In that role, she held statewide responsibilities for residential and commercial network and construction activities. Additionally, she synchronized national teams and subject matter experts toward improving customers’ experience while mitigating capital and cost expenditures.

Patricia is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the WICT Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. In 2019 Patricia was a NAMIC Luminary recipient and, in 2017, received the Southeast Catalyst Award from The WICT Network. Cablefax has also recognized Patricia as one of the most powerful women in cable for several years and in 2015 was recognized by Multichannel News as an outstanding 40 under 40 leader.

The WICT Network is proud to shine a spotlight on some of the industry’s most accomplished and influential professionals. The Women of the Year and Women to Watch will be recognized at the Touchstones Luncheon, Monday, October 10, in New York. Held inside of our multi-day Leadership Conference, the Touchstones Luncheon showcases the value of diversity and recognizes women who are paving the way for tomorrow’s generation of leaders.

You can learn more about the awards and submit a nomination below. The nomination deadline is Friday, July 15, 2022.

Woman of the Year

Woman to Watch

The Woman of the Year Award is bestowed on a woman who has made significant contributions throughout her career to her company and the overall industry. She is a proven leader and asset who shows great resolve to help others along their path. The WICT Network will select one honoree from a programmer and an operator.


Attributes:

  • Strong and articulate communicator who can rally others into action;

  • Serves as a catalyst to advance the industry and its people;

  • Inspires others through words and deeds;

  • Listens to and connects with her peers;

  • Leads fearlessly with a sense of purpose and vision.

The Woman to Watch Award honors a woman who shows tremendous success and promise through her professional accomplishments. She demonstrates exemplary leadership skills in her company and a strong dedication to the industry. The WICT Network will select one honoree from a programmer, an operator and a technology company.


Attributes:

  • Contributes significantly to her organization;

  • Serves as a catalyst to help advance others within her company;

  • Serves as a role model and mentor to colleagues and others;

  • Listens to and connects with her peers;

  • Leads authentically with a commitment to her values.

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