About the Fellowship
The Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship is an annual fellowship that enables a high potential woman employed by a technology company to experience the strength of The WICT Network’s educational programs and robust professional network. The fellowship recipient embarks on a one-year journey designed to build crucial leadership development skills through The WICT Network’s resources and programs.
The WICT Network provides the recipient with a one-year membership and will underwrite registration costs and travel stipends for the following programs:
The recipient of the fellowship will be selected based in part on her ability to describe how receiving the fellowship will positively impact her leadership skills to the benefit of her organization and the industry as a whole.
Manager, Network Engineering
I was born and raised in a middle class family that followed the Hindu way of living virtuously and righteously in a small town in Telangana, Southern India. My dad was a mechanical engineer and my mom was a home maker. There was very little awareness on how the West was progressing. Because my mom never got to work, she and my dad always made sure that my siblings and I got the best education that they could afford. My parents did not see a difference between raising a girl and a boy even though others at that time would only send boys to the school and not invest in a girl’s education. I would see my dad and mom putting in a lot of hard work to make ends meet and that motivated me to excel at my academics. That was the only way I saw as a child to give back to them. I got in to a very good Engineering college and finished my Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Hyderabad, India. I worked close to 4 years in IT in India and then headed to the USA with my husband in 2007. It was an opportunity with MasterCard, St. Louis that brought us here.
I came to the US and obtained a Masters in Computer Science. I can describe myself as an analytical, innovative and results-oriented professional with over 15 years of experience spanning around various facets of IT and business. My experience includes:
Partnering with business to set direction on how technology can accelerate business strategy. Being highly skilled in providing Enterprise and Solution Architectures, leadership across broad system and software technologies for Master Data Management, Data Warehouse and Data Analytics groups. I love leading and serving my team and others. I teach and mentor women from various backgrounds who aspire or are new to IT. My husband and I have two boys, 10 and 4 year old. We love to spend time with each other by cooking, reading, having movie nights etc.
About the Fellowship Namesake
Nomi Miron Bergman served as the President of Bright House Networks from 2007-2016. In that capacity, she and her team provided corporate guidance, execution, and oversight of technology, product and strategic partnerships across the company’s video, broadband, voice and wireless platforms.Nomi began her career as a systems consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co, and then joined Advance Publications’ Systems Group, owned by the Newhouse family. After the formation of the Time Warner/Advance Newhouse partnership in the early 1990s, she joined Time Warner Cable, working in customer care, business operations, and IT. Later, as Vice President and General Manager of High Speed Data Services for Time Warner Cable’s Charlotte, North Carolina division, she led the launch of the RoadRunner© broadband Internet service. From there, Nomi was part of the senior management team that successfully launched Bright House Networks in 2003.
Nomi is a true champion of workplace diversity and inclusion and has been actively involved with WICT, CableLabs, NCTA, SCTE, CTAM and NAMIC. She served on the Board of Directors for WICT, and is a graduate of WICT’s first Betsy Magness Leadership Development Institute (BMLI) class of 1994. She was recognized by WICT and SCTE with the Women In Technology award in 2004, in 2009 she was recognized as CED’s Person of the Year, and she received the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership from NCTA. In 2011 she was recognized with WICT’s highest honor, Woman of the Year. Through her participation and leadership with these important groups, Nomi has become a key spokesperson and advocate for industry innovation and new competitive technologies and services, all with the goal of continuously improving customer value and satisfaction.
The WICT Network’s Fellowships are supported by the following chapters:
The WICT Network: Southeast Chapter