Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Darcy Antonellis, CEO of VUBIQUITY, Inc. will deliver an opening keynote address at the WICT Tech It Out Conference on October 15, 2015. VUBIQUITY is the largest global provider of premium content managed services and technical solutions.
The program will also feature a panel of experts who will explore the intersection between leadership and technology. Moderated by Marva Johnson, Corporate VP, Government & Industry Affairs at Bright House Networks, panelists include Maggie Bellville, VP, U.S. Communications, Media & Entertainment Industry, Hitachi Consulting Corp; Sandra K. Howe, SVP, Global Marketing, ARRIS; and 2015 Women in Technology Award honoree, Vibha Rustagi, President & CEO, itaas, Inc., a Cognizant company.
Mark Dzuban, President/CEO of SCTE will conclude the Tech It Out Conference with closing remarks that address the need for more gender and ethnic diversity in cable technology.
"We are delighted to have such a strong cohort of technology leaders address our audience of women and people of color in cable tech. Darcy Antonellis, as an engineer and a CEO, will serve as a superlative opening to a full program of leadership and learning," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO.
The 2015 Tech It Out Conference will be held inside of SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo, taking place in New Orleans, LA. In addition to informative presentations on leadership development, the Tech It Out format will allow time for networking and a guided group tour of select SCTE exhibits.
Darcy Antonellis serves as VUBIQUITY’s Chief Executive Officer, a position she’s held since January 2014. VUBIQUITY, a privately held media and entertainment company, is the largest global provider of premium content managed services and technical solutions. Previously, Antonellis served as President, Technical Operations and CTO at Warner Brothers. She is a veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports, and is a three-time Emmy winner for technical production and engineering. Antonellis holds an MBA with concentration in finance from Fordham University and honors for work in the field of electrical engineering from her undergraduate alma mater, Temple University.
Registration is complimentary for SCTE attendees but limited; complete registration details are posted on the WICT website.
WICT proudly recognizes the sponsors of the 2015 Tech It Out Conference: Bright House Networks (Platinum), ARRIS (Silver), Cisco (Bronze), Juniper Networks and 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.
For over 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 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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