Senior Executive Summit

 March 10 – 14, 2019 (Sunday evening – Thursday)

Registration is currently open by invitation only.

Click here to view the 2019 agenda

Presented in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the WICT Senior Executive Summit (SES) debuted in March 2013 to enthusiastic reviews from the inaugural class and has since offered unique and equally compelling educational experiences. 

Designed exclusively for the cable industry’s top-ranking women executives, this master class immersion program combines the power of WICT’s proven leadership development programs with the excellence of Stanford’s top-rated business school.

The invitation-only program is hosted on campus at the Knight Management Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

WICT and Stanford are pleased to share the all-new curriculum for the 2019 Summit, which will fully immerse participants in innovative strategies and case studies that reinforce business acumen and workplace power and influence.

We have collaborated with Stanford’s faculty to develop an agenda that takes leadership and excellence to the next level by presenting diverse and dynamic perspectives by both GSB faculty and business icons, including:

We will continue to update the agenda as additional speakers are confirmed. Moreover, because Stanford is a research institute, all case studies, classroom activities and exercises are based on proven theories and hard data.

Meet the 2019 SES Faculty
as of January 2, 2019

Susan AtheySusan Athey is The Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford GSB, as well as Professor of Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Her current research focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the internet, primarily on online advertising and the economics of the news media. She has also studied dynamic mechanisms and games with incomplete information, comparative statics under uncertainty, and econometric methods for analyzing auction models.


Melissa BriggsMelissa Castenschiold Jones Briggs is a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior who combines performance technique with social science research to provide actionable insight into how one’s behaviors and nonverbal cues affect everyday personal and business interactions. She teaches students how to examine their relationship to power, authority and status and broaden their authentic behavioral range to show up more effectively across diverse contexts, and to transition with agility between roles.


George FosterGeorge Foster is The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management. His research and teaching includes entrepreneurship/early-stage companies; financial analysis, especially in commercial disputes; and sports business management. His recent research includes asset creation and destruction, global entrepreneurship, and the role of financial and other systems in the growth and valuation of companies. He also is researching globalization challenges facing both sporting organizations and companies.


Efrat KasznikEfrat Kasznik, Lecturer in Accounting, is an intellectual property (IP) and valuation expert, with close to 20 years of consulting experience, focusing on assisting clients with the creation, commercialization and monetization of their intangible assets and technologies. She specializes in analyzing and valuing IP portfolios for a range of purposes, including: mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, technology commercialization decisions, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation damages and business liquidations.


Allison D. KlugerAllison Kluger, Lecturer in Management, is a four-time Emmy nominee with over 25 years of experience in broadcast media and entertainment, from network TV to new media platforms including electronic retail, interactive TV, and digital media. She is also a Co-Instructor in “Reputation Management: Strategies for Successful Communicators” and “Strategic Communication,” as well as creator and Lecturer of “Project You: Building and Extending Your Personal Brand,” a course she teaches with Tyra Banks, and “Executive Presence for Women.”


Robert E. SiegelRobert Siegel, Lecturer in Management, researches strategy and innovation in both large and small companies, as well as the opportunities and challenges that technological change brings to these firms. Additionally, he teaches product management and product development best practices and methods, as well as entrepreneurial finance over the life-cycle of growing companies.



Harpinder SinghHarpinder Singh is a General Partner at Innovation Endeavors which invests in transformational technology out of offices in Palo Alto, New York and Tel Aviv. He has spent nearly two decades as an entrepreneur building products in mobile, data and deep tech.




Here are comments from past attendees:

 “Every senior leader should attend…So worth it! Really happy to be here.”

Patricia Betron, SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN ABC Sports Customer Marketing & Sales

“Stanford Business School is an impressive facility – every room, classroom, etc. was high tech, clean, pristine.”

Nancy Daniels, EVP & GM, TLC, Discovery Communications