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Barbara Jaffe Named 2009 Women In Technology Award Winner

-Award Spotlights Female Technology Professionals in the Cable Telecommunications Industry-



Chantilly, VA – Barbara Jaffe, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology and Operations, for Home Box Office has been named the honoree of the prestigious 2009 Women in Technology Award. Sponsored by Bright House Networks, this award is presented in partnership with Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and Communications Technology magazine.

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 personal and professional growth and significantly contributed to the cable telecommunications industry.

The 2008 winner, Cyndee Everman, Vice President, Business Support Systems with Time Warner Cable, will present the 2009 Women in Technology Award during the Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2009, which is set for Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 28–30 in Denver. The 2009 Women in Technology Award recipient also will be the subject of an upcoming Communications Technology magazine cover story.

In addition to Everman, past recipients of the award have been Carolyn Terry, Vicki Marts, Charlotte Field, Nomi Bergman, Marcie Anderson, Christy Martin, Sabrina Calhoun, Margaret Gaillard, Sally Kinsman, Sheri Sharp, Yvette Gordon-Kanouff, Pam Nobles, and Pam Arment.

About Barbara Jaffe
Barbara Jaffe is senior vice president, Advanced Technology and Operations, for Home Box Office, responsible for overseeing HBO’s technical relationships with its distributors and for the technologies used to distribute the HBO services. She also directs the assessment of new consumer technologies and opportunities which have potential for distributing HBO's programs and manages the project planning, implementation and operations of new initiatives. In addition, Jaffe is responsible for the development and acquisition of HBO’s major distribution and security technologies such as digital compression, encryption, and satellites, and is a significant contributor to the development of HBO’s positions in relevant FCC and legislative initiatives. She was named to this position in January 2001.

Jaffe joined HBO in July 1980 as a regional manager, Affiliate Operations, responsible for the distribution of HBO, Cinemax and the USA Network in upstate New York and subsequently the New England area. She was promoted to director, Sales Planning and Development in February 1983, where she oversaw the development of distribution, positioning and packaging strategies for HBO and Cinemax. In September 1985, she was promoted to vice president, Sales Promotion and Development, responsible for sales strategy and planning, staff and affiliate training, trade advertising and communications, and meetings and conventions. She moved over to the technology side of the network in 1992 as vice president, Technology Operations.

Jaffe holds a BA degree from Emory University and an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

About WICT
For thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide leadership programs and services, and create professional advancement opportunities for women. With over 7,800 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry.

WICT develops women leaders who transform our industry through highly regarded professional events, educational programming and networking opportunities. Comcast, Rainbow, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. are WICT’s 2009 Strategic Partners providing the highest level of financial support for WICT programs, services and advocacy.

About SCTE
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has more than 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit. SCTE has 68 chapters and meeting groups and more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications. SCTE is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. Visit SCTE online at

About Communications Technology
Communications Technology, part of Access Intelligence’s Cable Group, is the industry’s most trusted and reliable source of information on broadband technology trends, strategies, implementations and best practices. The Communications Technology team also produces CT Reports, CT’s Tech Guides, CT’s Communications Executive, CT’s IT Executive, CT Europe, NCTC Technology Edge, and other custom publications; maintains a vibrant web presence at; and presents a full schedule of topical web events. Access Intelligence’s Cable Group also publishes CableFAX Daily and CableFAX Magazine. The group’s web site is

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