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Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York City  

Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York City  WATCH LAST YEAR'S EVENT

Alex Ramsey
Alex Ramsey

Session: Comedy 360
Alex Ramsey is the co-Founder of the Forever Dog Podcast Network. He has developed and produced over 30 original podcasts with Forever Dog, including Las Culturistas, Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show, Turner Masters Memory Hospital, and A Woman's Smile.

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Alexi McCammond
Alexi McCammond
Political Reporter, Axios

Session: The State of News and Journalism
Alexi McCammond is a politics reporter at Axios covering the 2020 presidential election. She's broken stories on President Trump's private daily schedules and his Executive Time, White House leaks to Congress regarding sensitive information about Jared and Ivanka's security clearances, among other things.

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Alison Hellman
Alison Hellman
GVP, Audience & Content Strategy, Spectrum Networks/Charter Communications

Session: Spectrum Networks Presents: Locally Grown, Thriving in the Local News Space
Alison Hellman oversees content and product strategy, research, and marketing for Spectrum Networks’ 31 local news channels in markets across the country, including its two Southern California-based regional sports networks, which have exclusive rights to games from the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Andrew Goldman
Andrew Goldman
Vice President, Programming, Fathom Events

Session: Ask Me Anything
Andrew Goldman is an accomplished and creative leader with industry-wide relationships, respected for his abilities to collaborate and negotiate. Andy’s expertise is in developing and launching new linear and digital initiatives, strategy, acquisitions, multi-platform scheduling, and channel development/conversion that target both broad and specific demographics.

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Bob Garfield
Bob Garfield

Session: The State of News and Journalism
Bob Garfield is co-host of public radio’s weekly, Peabody Award-winning On the Media. He is also the founding co-host of Slate’s podcast on language, Lexicon Valley, and Amazon Channels’ The Genius Dialogues. He is the founder of the Media Future Summit, and, on weekends, is on a sporadic national tour with his one-man show, Ruggedly Jewish.

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Brian Stelter
Brian Stelter
Chief Media Correspondent and Anchor, CNN Worldwide

Session: The State of News and Journalism
Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of "Reliable Sources," which examines the week's top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S. Stelter reports for CNN Media, and writes a nightly e-newsletter.

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Carvel Wallace
Carvel Wallace
Manager of Affiliate Operations, AMC Networks

Session: Ask Me Anything
Carvel Wallace is currently a Manager of Affiliate Operations at AMC Networks supporting the affiliate distribution team with linear signal launches for MVPDs and contract management for the company’s networks.

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Chazeen Pemberton
Chazeen Pemberton
Media Executive, CHAZ CHATS

Session: NAMIC Workshop
Chazeen is a New York-based creative best known for her contributions to broadcast television and digital media. Collaborating with Music Choice, NBC’s The Grio, BET, and Samsung as a producer, speaker and host has positioned her to work on projects featuring the likes of Bruno Mars, Lecrae, Cardi B., Carrie Underwood, Alessia Cara, DJ Khaled and much more.

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Craig Parks
Craig Parks
GM of Brands, Jukin Media

Sessions: A Conversation with Jonathan Skogmo / The Great Streaming Wars / Ask Me Anything
Craig Parks is the GM of Brands, responsible for the management and growth of Jukin's five consumer brands. Prior to Jukin, Craig was the Vice President, Programming for Watchable, Comcast’s cross-platform video service that curated a selection of the best content from popular online video networks and shows.

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Daniela Decca
Daniela Decca
Creative Entertainment and Marketing Production Executive

Session: Ask Me Anything
Daniela Decca has lived, and worked, in two of the best Entertainment and Media cities in the world: LA and NY. Daniela’s career thus far, has found her working at NBCUniversal, WWE, BBCA, and EPIX, among many other incredible companies filled with talented people.

Darryl Jackson
Darryl Jackson
Director of Membership Acquisition & Engagement, New York State Society of CPA's

Session: NAMIC Workshop
As the Director of Membership Acquisition & Engagement, Darryl oversees the strategic direction of the membership, chapters, customer service, outreach and development departments at the New York State Society of CPAs.

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Delia Camasca
Delia Camasca

Session: Ask Me Anything
Delia Camasca started her career in media as a Broadcast Television Producer working on local news affiliate stations with Univision and Telemundo networks. She's been an On- Air Correspondent for WPIX-TV Channel 11 for a public affairs program called "Best Talk on Location." While at Channel 11 she was also an Associate Producer on a show that won an Emmy award for "Best Local Public Affairs" program.

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Denise Bennett
Denise Bennett
Director, Content Partnerships, WarnerMedia

Session: NAMIC Workshop, Facilitator
With almost 20 years of media & entertainment marketing experience, Denise is a seasoned professional. Currently a member of the WarnerMedia Content Partnerships team, she focuses on developing marketing solutions for clients across TBS & TNT’s various platforms.

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Diane Christman
Diane Christman
Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, The Cable Center

Session: Ask Me Anything
As Chief Program Officer and SVP of Development at The Cable Center, Diane Christman is responsible for creating, cultivating, and maintaining strategic relationships and partnerships between The Center and its financial supporters and key donors.

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Empress S. Varnado
Empress S. Varnado
FreelanceSocial Media Producer (First Wives Club), BET Networks

Session: Ask Me Anything
Empress S. Varnado is a digital content strategist and producer whose obsession with indie media, pop-culture, youth development, and coalition building, drives her to curate media and experiences that educate, entertain, and empower the masses.

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evan shapiro
Evan Shapiro
Co-Chair, One Day Immersion
President, National Lampoon

Sessions: Comedy 360 / The Great Streaming Wars / Ask Me Anything
Evan Shapiro is the President of National Lampoon, a Comedy Studio for Live Performance, Film, TV, Social and Audio. Shapiro, an Emmy and Peabody Award Winner, has produced or created more than 150 television series, specials or documentaries,

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Hillary Robbie
Hillary Robbie
Comedy Agent, WME

Session: Comedy 360
Hillary Robbie has worked as a comedy agent at William Morris Endeavor for the past 5 years. She specializes in the touring careers and sale of specials and albums for stand-up comedians and digital performers.

Jana Henthorn
Jana Henthorn
President and CEO, The Cable Center

Session: Ask Me Anything
Industry veteran Jana L. Henthorn took the helm of The Cable Center as President and CEO on January 1, 2016. She has been part of The Center’s leadership team since 2004.

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Jenna Shapiro
Jenna Shapiro
Associate Project Manager, Strategy Group, Spectrum Networks

Session: Spectrum Networks Presents: Locally Grown, Thriving in the Local News Space
Jenna Shapiro is an Associate Project Manager in the Spectrum Networks Strategy Group. Prior to joining Spectrum, Jenna served in various positions for the Connecticut Democratic Party and Fight Back CT, the reelection campaign for Senator Chris Murphy. She graduated in 2013 from Wesleyan University with a degree in History and Education.

Jennifer Anderson Merchant
Jennifer Anderson Merchant
Senior Associate Director, Career Education & Advising, Columbia Business School

Session: Ask Me Anything
Jennifer has served as a Senior Associate Director, Career Education & Advising in the Career Management Center at Columbia Business School for four years and as a Career Coach focused primarily on tech, entrepreneurship, media and entertainment and venture capital career paths.

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Jennifer Danielson
Jennifer Danielson
Senior Vice President of Digital, Comedy Central

Session: Comedy 360
As the Senior Vice President of Digital at Comedy Central/Paramount Network/TV Land, Jennifer Danielson oversees digital content and strategy. This includes the support of linear initiatives, creative development, and original content output across all social platforms.

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Jennifer Stamm
Jennifer Stamm
Head of Marketing, Haystack TV

Session: Ask Me Anything
Jennifer has honed her marketing skills at some of the world’s biggest media brands, including the BBC, AMC Networks, Starz and Lionsgate Entertainment. Currently she is the head of marketing for Haystack TV, the #1 local and global news streaming aggregator.

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Jeremy Machi
Jeremy Machi
Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google

Session: Ask Me Anything
Jeremy has spent the past 12 years at Google. He has worked in a variety of positions ranging from Analytical Lead for healthcare advertisers to Account Executive for travel companies.

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Jim Molloy
Jim Molloy
Sr. Director of Recruiting, Spectrum Reach

Session: Ask Me Anything
Jim Molloy joined Charter in August of 2011 and is currently responsible for leading the Recruitment efforts for our Advertising Sales Division, Spectrum Reach. Jim delivers all facets of recruiting as he works in a dynamic environment.

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John Dickerson
John Dickerson
Correspondent and Anchor, 60 Minutes

Session: The State of News and Journalism
John Dickerson reports for 60 Minutes as a correspondent and contributes as anchor to CBS News election specials. His first season on 60 Minutes begins in the fall.

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Jonathan Skogmo
Jonathan Skogmo
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Jukin Media

Session: Afternoon Keynote: A Conversation with Jonathan Skogmo, Jukin Media
Under Jonathan's' leadership, Jukin Media has grown to more than 170 employees with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, and New Delhi. Jukin is the world’s first media company that’s powered entirely by user-generated video content.

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kathleen finch
Kathleen Finch
Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery

Session: Morning Keynote - A Conversation with Kathleen Finch, Chief Brand and Lifestyle Officer, Discovery
Kathleen Finch is Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer at Discovery, where she oversees the management oversight of HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Life, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Great American Country and Lifestyle Digital Studios in the U.S.

Read more: Kathleen Finch

Katie Lombardi
Katie Lombardi
VP, Digital, Spectrum Networks

Session: Welcome to the Industry
As Vice President, Digital for Spectrum Networks, Katie Lombardi oversees content strategy, editorial execution and product development across Spectrum Networks digital properties, including its websites, apps and social media profiles.

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Lakeia Brown
Lakeia Brown
Writer and Media Executive

Session: Ask Me Anything and You vs. You
A freelance writer and media executive, Lakeia believes in the power of storytelling. Whether she is sharing with a reader, consumer or podcast listener, her goal is to create connection through compelling stories.

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Leerone Anolik
Leerone Anolik
Strategy & Operations Manager, Global Business Development, Google

Session: #IamRemarkable, a Google Workshop
Leerone Anolik is a Strategy and Operations Manager at Google, providing thought leadership, insights, strategic and operational support to Google’s Global Business Development team.

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Lily Oliver-Torres
Lily Oliver-Torres
Head of Advertising Business Operations, Roku

Session: Great Streaming Wars / Ask Me Anything
Lily Oliver-Torres is currently the head of Advertising Business Operations at Roku. In this role, she leads the Client Services, Sales Operations, Ad Inventory Management, and Performance Analytics teams, enabling Roku’s Platform business to scale.

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Lindsey Christ
Lindsey Christ
Executive Producer, Spectrum NY1 Digital, Spectrum Networks

Session: Spectrum Networks Presents: Locally Grown, Thriving in the Local News Space
Managing the digital team at NY1 News, Lindsey Christ is committed to finding broad ways to share the station’s deeply-reported, critical New York stories while maintaining the trust the beloved news outlet has built with viewers over the past three decades.

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Liz Blacker
Liz Blacker
Sales leader in the Digital + Multi-Cultural space

Session: Ask Me Anything
Liz is an engaging and strategic sales leader in the Digital + Multi-Cultural space + a frequent speaker (NY Adv Week, AHAA, IAB, AAF, Radio Ink), co-founder of AWNY's 1st Multicultural Task Force and Founding Board Member of The IAB's Multicultural Committee.

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Mary Hermes
Mary Hermes
Vice President of Media and Entertainment, Spectrum Reach

Session: Ask Me Anything
Mary Hermes is the Vice President of Media and Entertainment at Spectrum Reach. Ms. Hermes is responsible for the tune in vertical across all 94 Spectrum Reach markets and her team’s goal is to build collaborative relationships with clients while finding innovative advertising solutions across linear and advanced advertising platforms.

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Matthieu Mcauliffe
Matthieu Mcauliffe
Global Learning and Development, Google

Session: Ask Me Anything
Matthieu is a long-time Googler who currently runs a global learning and development team to support Google's services organization. Previously, Matthieu led Google's relationships with a variety of advertisers across CPG, Retail and Industrials.

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Max Aggrey
Max Aggrey
Strategic Partnership Manager, Google

Session: Ask Me Anything
Max is a Strategic Partnership Manager at Google in New York City, establishing and managing third party partnerships for the company’s Demand Side Platform, Display and Video 360.

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Principal, Michael Smith Media LLC

Sessions: Great Streaming Wars / Ask Me Anything
Michael Smith advises startup and established companies in the TV/OTT, digital media, video content, and technology sectors. As an accomplished executive and recognized thought leader in OTT streaming, he is known for strategic vision and direction in the development and launch of video content and brands that have continually leveraged the new ways people consume content across an increasingly diverse audience population.

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Monica Giunco
Monica Giunco
VP Consumer Insights, ABC News

Session: Ask Me Anything
Monica is a VP of Consumer Insight for ABC News, where she oversees the TV viewership data for ABC News programs and executes custom research with an emphasis on understanding cultural and social trends that influence news consumption. Monica began her career at Nielsen Media Research, followed by roles at NBC and BBC Worldwide. Monica is a Communications major with a BA from LaSalle University.

Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan
Comedian

Session: Comedy 360
Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Late Show with James Corden, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix and now Amazon, “Small, Dork, and Handsome.”

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Neil Braun
Neil Braun
Dean, Lubin School of Business, Pace University

Session: Opening Remarks
Neil Braun is the Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. He has been President of the NBC Television Network, and Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment. He has also been an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a film producer and a corporate attorney. Dean Braun serves on the board of directors of IMAX

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Nicolette Pinto
Nicolette Pinto
Insights Assistant, Miner & Co.

Session: Welcome to the Industry, Co-Moderator
Nicolette comes to Miner & Co. Studio with a passion for asking the right questions and learning what drives consumers’ choices, which also suited her well in her previous role project managing a range of research initiatives at Focus Suites in midtown Manhattan.

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Niketa Eason
Niketa Eason
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Viacom

Session: NAMIC Workshop
Niketa is a Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition at Viacom, a proactive Human Resources Match-Maker and Influencer. Specializing in recruitment for the functional areas of Multi-Platform, Marketing – Integrated and Partnership, Consumer Products, Retail, Communications – Public Relations, Public Affairs, and Social Impact, Creative, Social Media, and Digital.

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Patricia Hadden
Patricia Hadden
Senior Vice President, Marketing Direct to Consumer, NBCUniversal

Sessions: Morning Keynote - A Conversation with Kathleen Finch, and Ask Me Anything
Patricia (Parra) Hadden is Senior Vice President of Marketing for NBCUniversal’s Direct to Consumer business. In this role, Hadden is responsible for all aspects of customer acquisition, engagement and retention for NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service.

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Rick Allen
Rick Allen
Founding CEO, ViewLift

Session Moderator: The Great Streaming Wars
Rick Allen has run successful companies in nearly every form of media and technology, and helped to develop or extend some of the country’s most prestigious brands. Rick is the founding CEO of SnagFilms, which he helped to create with Ted Leonsis.

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Robert Miner
Robert Miner

Sessions: Welcome to the Industry / Ask Me Anything
At Miner & Co. Studio, Robert leads a team of  strategic research, marketing and brand consultants with a proven track record in guiding brand positioning, brand experience, marketing communications, new product development, digital content development and TV programs and concepts.

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Robin Alston
Robin Alston
VP of Legal & Business Affairs, A+E

Session: Welcome to the Industry
As Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs for global media and entertainment network leader, The A+E Networks, Robin Alston is on the frontlines representing some of the most recognizable brands in television including A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movies.

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Samantha Bloom
Samantha Bloom
SVP, Marketing & Social Media, Oxygen & E!

Session: Welcome to the Industry
Samantha Bloom is Senior Vice President, Marketing & Social Media for Oxygen Media, overseeing strategic development and execution of network marketing efforts to drive brand awareness, ratings and multiplatform engagement. She played an integral role in Oxygen’s 2017 rebrand to a multiplatform crime destination for women, and the network finished the year as the fastest growing cable entertainment network.

Samantha Greenberg
Samantha Greenberg
Marketing Strategy Manager, Spectrum Networks

Session: Spectrum Networks Presents: Locally Grown, Thriving in the Local News Space
After graduating from Northwestern University in 2016 with a degree in Political Science and Legal Studies, Samantha Greenberg began her career in Washington, D.C., as an assistant at The Glover Park Group, a public affairs and strategic communications firm.

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Sandra Garcia
Sandra Garcia

Session: Ask Me Anything
A Sales, Marketing, and Brand strategist with experience working at organizations such as Clear Channel Outdoor, Time Warner Cable Media, PEOPLE, PEOPLE StyleWatch, CNNMoney.com, Money Magazine, and Fortune Magazine developing marketing strategies and compelling sales programs.

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Sara Moscowitz
Sara Moscowitz
Vice President of Content Marketing, Audible

Session: Welcome to the Industry
Sara is Senior Vice President of Content Marketing at Audible. With over 20 years of experience creating award-winning campaigns that resonate with consumers, invigorate businesses and win over the most senior levels in executive management, Sara is known for her relentless pursuit of excellence and her ability to motivate just about everyone around her.

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Sarah Dawson
Sarah Dawson
Marketing & Digital Distribution Manager, Giant Pictures

Session: Ask Me Anything
Sarah Dawson is the Marketing & Digital Distribution Manager at Giant Pictures, a boutique digital distribution company based in NYC. Acquiring independent narratives and documentaries, she implements organic marketing campaigns and digital strategies for the company’s 25+ releases each year.

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steve scully
Steve Scully
Senior Executive Producer, Political Editor & Washington Journal Host, C-SPAN

Session Moderator: The State of News and Journalism / Ask Me Anything
Steve Scully is a senior executive producer and political editor for the C-SPAN television network. He is also a host of its morning call-in show, Washington Journal. Scully served as president of the White House Correspondents' Association from 2006 to 2007. He joined C-SPAN in 1990 as political editor and White House producer.

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Suzanne Altshuler
Suzanne Altshuler
Director of Marketing, Brookdale Community College

Session: Ask Me Anything
Suzanne Altshuler is a strategic goal oriented Sales & Marketing leader with over 15- years’ experience developing relationships, growing top-performing teams, improving the customer experience, driving new business, and growth.

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TJ Kennedy
TJ Kennedy
Strategic Partnership Development Manager, Global Ads, Google

Session: Ask Me Anything
TJ is a Strategic Partnership Development Manager in Google’s Global Ads Partnership group, where he focuses on global ad planning partnerships. TJ builds and maintains partnerships that ensure information on Google’s media is available and accurately represented to ad planners across the ad economy.

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Tori Budden
Tori Budden
Approvals Coordinator, Proximity Productions

Session: Welcome to the Industry
Tori Budden serves as the Approvals Coordinator for Proximity Productions, LLC. Under this role, she facilitates communication between department heads, showrunners, and the network.

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zenita henderson
Zenita Henderson
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development:
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE/ISBE)

Session: Ask Me Anything
Zenita has a deep passion for technology and has over thirty years in the telecommunications industry starting with Toner Cable, Jerrold/General Instrument, Motorola Mobility (a Google Company), ARRIS and now as Vice President of marketing and business development,

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