​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 while contributing to the advancement of 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), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and Cablefax.


This year’s award will be presented during SCTE•ISBE’s Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 18 at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® 2017 in Denver.

​2017 Women in Technology Honoree


Deborah Picciolo
Senior Vice President, Operations, West Region
Charter Communications

Deborah Picciolo is the Senior Vice President of the West Region for Charter Communications.  In her role, Picciolo is responsible for leading regional operations in Southern California, Arizona, and Hawaii.    

Her many accomplishments include the consolidation of the Southern California Market, leading operations integration for the region, and the launch of many new products and services during her tenure, including WiFi, Internet Service, IP Phone, Switched-Circuit Phone, Digital Video and VOD. She is a true operations leader committed to excellence in technology, products, services, employee development, change management and customer service..    

Ms. Picciolo began her cable industry career at the former Continental Cablevision in 1987, serving in various Sales, Marketing, VP/GM capacities consolidating and integrating various systems across the Southern California markets.  She has since held executive operations positions at Media One, AT&T Broadband, Comcast, and most recently at Time Warner Cable as RVP PacWest market and SVP Of Technical Operations. She joined Charter in May 2016.

Ms. Picciolo attended the University of California Los Angeles, WICT’s Senior Executive Summit at Stanford and CTAM-U at Northwestern. She is an active member of SCTE•ISBE and WICT. She has received several distinguished awards including WICT’s Woman to Watch, Cablefax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable award, the Cablefax Top Operators award for 2010 Regional Executive of the Year, and California Diversity Magazine’s award for Most Power & Influential Women in California. She currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for the California Cable Television Association (CCTA) and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee. She is also an advocate of the Christopher & Dane Reeve Foundation, dedicated to curing spinal cord injury.