Created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women technology professionals, the annual Women in Technology Award acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding professional growth and significantly contributed to the cable telecommunications industry. The Women in Technology Award is presented in partnership with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and CableFAX.

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2013 Women in Technology Award Honoree

Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, SVP, Video Infrastructure Software for Cablevision Systems Corporation has been named the winner of the 2013 Women in Technology Award.

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. As a key member of Cablevision’s technology senior leadership team, she breaks new ground in bringing interactive and web technologies to traditional media models.

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 builds the products, talent and platforms that create innovative entertainment and media services and supports Multi-Room DVR, Video On Demand, Subscription Video On Demand as well as multi-screen evolution and advanced interactive applications for digital television and broadband.

During Ms. Mitchko-Beale’s tenure with Cablevision, she has led creation of the content management and publishing systems for the interactive television platform, as well as advanced interactive applications for digital television and broadband, bandwidth sharing and advanced streaming. In addition, she develops linear advanced advertising applications such as telescoping, addressable advertising and VOD dynamic insertion. 

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 Best Interactive Television Platform for Cablevision’s iO Interactive Television and a Technical Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms for Cablevision’s iO Interactive Optimum Digital Cable.  Multichannel News and the New York Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) named her a “Woman to Watch” in 2010 and a “Wonder Woman” in 2011.  CableFAX has named her to its “Top Women in Cable Tech” list in 2010 and its “Digital Hot List” for 2012.  Other accolades include the 2005 Pacesetter of the Year award for VOD Systems Innovation from CED and 2006 “Most Powerful Women” list from CableWorld.

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.

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WICT recognizes Bright House Networks as the
Presenting Sponsor of the Women in Technology Award