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Stephanie Mitchko-Beale Named 2013 Women in Technology Award Winner

- Award Spotlights Female Technology Professional in the Cable Telecommunications Industry


Chantilly, VA - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and CableFAX today named Stephanie Mitchko-Beale the winner of the prestigious 2013 Women in Technology Award. Mitchko-Beale, Senior Vice President, Video Infrastructure Software for Cablevision Systems, is one of the most highly-regarded professionals in cable technology.

The Women in Technology Award, sponsored by Bright House Networks, was created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading technology professionals. The award annually acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding professional growth and significantly contributed to the cable telecommunications industry.

"Stephanie is a proven leader, and we are proud to recognize her with this well-deserved honor. As part of Cablevision's senior technology team she is at the top of her field, yet she also helps create a stronger legacy of women in technology by making time to encourage and mentor others," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO of WICT.

The 2012 winner, Jennifer Yohe Wagner, Vice President, Strategic Business Procurement for Comcast Cable, will present the 2013 Women in Technology Award during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®, October 21-24, in Atlanta, GA. As the 2013 Women in Technology Award recipient, Mitchko-Beale will be featured in an issue of CableFAX during Cable-Tec Expo.

"Stephanie Mitchko-Beale's recognition is richly deserved," said Cathy Oakes, Senior Vice President, Operations for SCTE. "She has a wealth of experience and has been part of some significant technological advances over the past 20 years. She also understands the importance of giving back, which she has done both in the classroom and as a mentor."

"CableFAX is proud to be part of the Women in Technology Award program, and we congratulate Stephanie on her accomplishments," commented Michael Grebb, Executive Editor of CableFAX Group. "We are pleased to recognize a leader like her who has made such significant contributions to the technology side of our industry."

Additional recipients of the award have included Jennifer Yohe Wagner, Susan Adams, Leslie Ellis, Barbara Jaffe, Cyndee Everman, Carolyn Terry, Vicki Marts, Charlotte Field, Nomi Bergman, Marcie Anderson, Christy Martin, Sabrina Calhoun, Margaret Gaillard, Sally Kinsman, Sheri Sharp, Yvette Gordon-Kanouff, Pam Nobles and Pam Arment.

About Stephanie Mitchko-Beale
As senior vice president of video infrastructure software, Stephanie Mitchko-Beale is responsible for the software infrastructure development of new consumer-facing technologies. In this role, she oversees the critical functions of technical product definition, engineering development and architecture around the backend platform for converged consumer media navigation and consumption experience. With more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Mitchko-Beale is a technology, television and interactive advertising veteran with a strong record of first to market industry-leading products including developing Cablevision's Multi-Room DVR (cloud based DVR service) system.

Ms. Mitchko-Beale has received many industry awards and acknowledgements throughout her career.  She received an Emmy award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for her work on Cablevision's iO Interactive Television and a Technical Emmy for her work on Cablevision's iO Interactive Optimum Digital Cable. CableFAX previously named her to its "Top Women in Cable Tech" list in 2010 and its "Digital Hot List" for 2012.  Multichannel News and WICT's New York Chapter named her a "Woman to Watch" in 2010 and a "Wonder Woman" in 2011.

Additionally, Ms. Mitchko-Beale teaches as a guest lecturer on "Advanced Technologies for Business Applications" and "Technology Innovation in Business" at NYU / Stern Graduate School.  She is a Member of the NYU-Poly Enterprise Learning Board and serves as a mentor for WICT to help young women see the benefit of pursuing careers in cable and technology.  Ms. Mitchko-Beale earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Poly.

About WICT
For over thirty 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 nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast|NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

About SCTE
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry's educational benefit. A prime example is SCTE's Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), an unprecedented effort to help cable operators leverage financial and environmental advantages of implementing Green strategies. SCTE has 68 chapters and meeting groups and more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications. SCTE is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. Visit SCTE online at www.scte.org. Follow SCTE at http://www.facebook.com/TheSCTE and http://twitter.com/SCTE.  

About CableFAX
CableFAX is the most trusted brand in the industry, providing cable executives with the most original, comprehensive and insightful overview of the latest industry news and strategic initiatives. CableFAX offerings include a wide range of resources for cable professionals, including CableFAX Daily, CableFAX: The Magazine, award programs, webinars, and networking events. For more information, visit www.CableFAX.com..

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