The Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship is an annual fellowship that will enable a high potential woman employed by a technology company to experience the strength of WICT's educational programs and robust professional network. The Fellowship recipient will embark on a one year journey designed to build crucial leadership development skills through WICT's resources and programs.
WICT will provide the recipient with a one-year membership in WICT, in addition to underwriting registration costs and travel stipends for one or all of the following programs:
The recipient of the 2018 Fellowship will be selected based in part on her ability to describe how receiving the fellowship will positively impact her leadership skills to the benefit of her organization and the industry as a whole.
- Applicant must be female.
- Applicant must be currently employed by a cable technology company, or a company that supplies hardware, software or other services to cable operators and programmers.
- Applicant must receive approval from their company’s HR office.
- The recipient will be announced in February 2018.
Deadline for receipt of all applications is January 10, 2018 at 5pm Eastern.
Staff QA Engineer, SI Valid & Device
Jin has been an active member of WICT since 2012 and is currently a Staff QA Engineer of the ARRIS SI Valid & Device Team at Comcast P&E Labs, continuing her journey in Hardware Quality Assurance that she started in 2016. She focuses on the hardware safety, energy efficiency, and special-field needs of vendor products before and after massive deployment on Comcast market. Together with her colleagues, she qualifies and certifies products for hardware industry standards as well as Comcast specifications. Her job also covers root-cause analysis of field issues, which require knowledge across the fields of hardware, software, and operation.
Jin started her career in the cable industry in 1998 when she joined General Instrument as a headend software engineer. In 2009, she joined Comcast’s TQM team, taking a lead testing role for Comcast’s 1st hybrid set top box, Barcelona. With her hands-on experience and software background, she became one of the few initiators of Comcast’s VCPE (Video Customer Procurement Equipment) project working seamlessly with multiple internal and external teams to create a unique operation-focused test set on video features. This project was later implemented to Comcast QA across different projects and products to upgrade test ability to align Comcast video products with FCC regulation. She was the TQM QA Lead Engineer for X1 testing, and coordinated test efforts on the X1 project across T&P TQM (QA) test teams, both on- and off-shore, on different vendor devices as the gate for massive field deployment. Jin prioritized test requests for a fast-paced regression test cycle without losing the big picture of full coverage. She worked closely with the Comcast Legal Department and in-life device PE to ensure that the next generation product met FCC requirements.
Jin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai University in China as well as a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has also received Project Management credit from Penn State University.
Nomi Miron Bergman served as the President of Bright House Networks from 2007-2016. In that 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. Nomi 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/Advance Newhouse partnership in the early 1990s, she joined Time Warner Cable, working in customer care, business operations, and IT. Later, as Vice President and General Manager of High Speed Data Services for Time Warner Cable's Charlotte, North Carolina division, she led the launch of the RoadRunner© broadband Internet service. From there, Nomi was part of the senior management team that successfully launched Bright House Networks in 2003.
Nomi is a true champion of workplace diversity and inclusion and has been actively involved with WICT, CableLabs, NCTA, SCTE, CTAM and NAMIC. She 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. In 2011 she was recognized with WICT's highest honor, Woman of the Year. Through her participation and leadership with these important 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.