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WICT Announces Tech Leader, Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, to Keynote Tech It Out Conference

Event Takes Place During SCTE's Cable-Tech Expo


Panel discussion moderated by Turner Broadcasting's Veronica Sheehan to feature Comcast's Sherita Ceasar, 2014 Women in Technology Award honoree; Vickie Fiala of Time Warner Cable; Tammy Franklin of Scripps Networks Interactive; and Ubee Interactive's Maria Popo

ARRIS' Robert (Bob) J. Stanzione to Deliver Closing Keynote

Event Takes Place During SCTE's Cable-Tech Expo


Yvette Kanouff

Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications today announced that Yvette Kanouff, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Video Software & Solutions Group, Cisco will deliver the opening keynote address at the organization's Tech It Out Conference on September 23, 2014 in Denver. Kanouff was the 1997 Women in Technology Award honoree.

The program will also feature Sherita Ceasar, Vice President of National Video Deployment Engineering for Comcast Communications. Recently named the 2014 Women in Technology Award honoree, Ceasar will take part in a panel discussion to be moderated by Veronica Sheehan, Senior Vice President of Global Network, Technology & Studio Operations, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Additional panelists will include Vickie Fiala, GVP, Business Operations & Planning, Time Warner Cable; Tammy Franklin, EVP, Digital, Scripps Networks Interactive; and Maria Popo, President & Chief Business Officer, Ubee Interactive, Inc. As previously announced, Robert (Bob) J. Stanzione, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ARRIS Group Inc., will conclude the conference with a keynote address.

"We are excited to have such a powerful lineup for our Tech It Out conference," said Parthavi Das, WICT Chief of Staff. "Tech It Out's objective is to increase the number of women in technology by showcasing leadership role models and providing resources to enable women to grow and remain in this field. Our attendees will benefit from these role models."

The 2014 Tech It Out Conference will be held inside of SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, CO, with NAMIC, SCTE, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation serving as partners. The sessions and hours allow time for in-depth leadership development and a guided group tour of select SCTE exhibits.

Yvette Kanouff is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Service Provider Video Software and Solutions Group. In this role, she directs the strategy and development of Cisco's video software portfolio, which spans content security and encoding and streaming, including Videoscape offerings, conditional access, and services and delivery. Kanouff manages a global team of engineers, architects, product line managers, technical marketing engineers, and business development managers. Kanouff received the National Cable and Television Association's 2014 Vanguard Award for Leadership in Science and Technology. She won an Emmy for her work on video-on-demand with SeaChange and holds several patents on VOD-related digital technologies. Broadcasting & Cable has named her one of the 11 most influential women in the television industry. Cablefax included her numerous times on its Top 100 Women list, named her the industry's "Top Techie" for 2011, and included her in its Cablefax's "Digital Hot List" for 2012. Other accolades include the 2001 Multichannel News Wonder Woman award and the Woman in Technology award from SCTE, WICT and Cablefax.

Registration is complimentary but limited; complete registration details are posted on the WICT website.

WICT proudly recognizes the sponsors of the 2014 Tech It Out Conference: Bright House Networks (Platinum), ARRIS (Silver), Cisco (Bronze), Scripps Networks Interactive (Patron) and industry partners SCTE, NAMIC, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation. In addition, WICT recognizes Bright House Networks as the Presenting Sponsor of the Women in Technology Award, which is awarded in conjunction with SCTE and Cablefax.

About WICT
For 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 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.

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