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 while contributing to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry. The Women in Technology Award is presented in partnership with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and Cablefax. Please click here for more information on this award.
The 2016 award was presented to Comcast's Theresa Hennesy during SCTE/ISBE’s Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 28 at SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®.
2016 Women in Technology Award
SVP, Group Technical Advisor
Theresa Hennesy has led strategic initiatives that span across the company's technology organizations. In her tenure with Comcast, she has been responsible for leading thousands of engineers in the continuing mission of improving the customer experience, sustaining rapid growth economically, driving innovation everywhere and maximizing efficiencies.
Hennesy is a 30-year veteran of the communications industry. Prior to joining Comcast in 2011, she served as SVP of Network Operations for Vonage where she was responsible for all facets of the company's network operations, business infrastructure and application production operations.
Hennesy's extensive technology expertise and knowledge of the cable telecommunications industry led the Federal Communications Commission to name her as a member of the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council, as well as a member of the FCC Technical Advisory Council.
Hennesy is an active member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, Women in Cable Telecommunications, Women in Technology, and the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). She is a board member of the Philadelphia WICT chapter, has served as Executive Sponsor for the chapter and has co-led WICT "Tech it Out" events for a number of years. Hennesy has been a driving force behind Comcast's involvement with the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020 initiative, a program that seeks to transform the industry's use of energy to reduce the environmental footprint of ongoing operations - and future growth.