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 WICT’s educational programs and robust professional network. The Fellowship recipient embarks on a one-year journey designed to build crucial leadership development skills through WICT’s resources and programs.
The recipient of the fellowship is 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.
2018 Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship Recipient
Crystal Daniels Davis
Global Product Manager
Crystal Daniels Davis is a global product manager for Corning’s Optical Communications Division. She leads cross-functional teams comprised of representatives from technology, manufacturing and supply chain to deliver growth and profitability for Corning’s Drop cable product line.
Crystal joined Corning in 2008 and has a passion for building and leading strong global teams who solve tough challenges. Crystal is actively involved in Corning’s Diversity Network and currently serves as an advisory board member for one of the company’s employee resource groups. Prior to Corning, Crystal worked as an engineer at General Dynamics in Northern Virginia and as a project leader and an engineer for a number of government contract organizations in the Washington, DC area.
Crystal joined WICT in 2014 and is a member of the Carolinas Chapter. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride!), a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from Xavier University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland University College. Crystal lives in Charlotte with her husband, Adrian, is a Diamond Life Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and currently training for her first triathlon.
Crystal is proud to be selected for the 2018 Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship.
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.