Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and Cablefax today named Noopur Davis the prestigious 2018 Women in Technology Award honoree. Davis, the Senior Vice President, Chief Product and Information Security Officer for Comcast, is one of the most highly regarded professionals in cable technology.
The Women in Technology Award was first launched in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women in cable technology. The annual award lauds the achievements of one woman who demonstrates outstanding professional achievement and significantly contributes to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry.
"We are proud to bestow this well-deserved recognition on Noopur Davis. Noopur possesses all of the hallmarks of an exemplary leader. She is an innovator with a tremendous level of skill and knowledge and boasts superlative professional credentials. Noopur is a tireless champion of women in the workplace, providing those coming up through the ranks with a role model they can emulate. For all of these reasons and more, it’s clear that Noopur is a natural choice for this year’s esteemed Women in Technology Award, and we look forward to honoring her this October," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO of WICT.
The 2017 winner, Debi Piccolo, will present the 2018 Women in Technology Award during SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, October 22-25 in Atlanta, GA. As the 2018 Women in Technology Award recipient, Davis will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cablefax with an article detailing her numerous accomplishments.
"Noopur Davis understands how continued education drives individual and business success, how critically important security best practices are, and how advocating for diversity and the advancement of women in technology can build a better workforce," said Mark Dzuban, President and CEO of SCTE•ISBE. "Her commitment to her craft and her desire to improve the expertise of those around her are exactly the characteristics that the WIT Award was created to recognize."
"Noopur not only possesses a deep breadth of technical knowledge, but she has the strategic vision to push the envelope on innovation and continues to pay it forward as she inspires rising talent," said Cablefax Publisher Michael Grebb. "Her dedication to excellence in this time of rapid change deserves huge kudos, and Cablefax is proud to join WICT and SCTE in honoring her past accomplishments as well as all she will achieve in the future."
In addition to Picciolo past recipients of the award include Theresa Hennesy, Vibha Rustagi, Sherita Ceasar, Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, Jennifer Yohe Wagner, Susan Adams, Leslie Ellis, Barbara Jaffe, Carolyn Terry, Vicki Marts, Charlotte Field, Nomi Bergman, Christy Martin, Yvette Kanouff, Pam Nobles and Pam Arment.
About Noopur Davis
Noopur Davis is Senior Vice President, Chief Product and Information Security Officer for Comcast. Her responsibilities include product security and privacy, information and infrastructure security, cybersecurity risk management, security architecture, security engineering, security operations and incident response, security intelligence and analytics, identity management, and Legal Response Center for Comcast Corporate and Comcast Cable businesses. Noopur’s teams are doing groundbreaking work in the use of blockchain for IoT security, in building streaming security data integration platforms, and in using machine learning to build models for early threat detection.
Noopur is a champion of women in technology – she serves on the Advisory Board of Comcast/NBCUniversal TechWomen, on the steering committee of Comcast Technology, Product, eXperience Diversity Council, and an executive sponsor of the Comcast Asian Pacific Americans Employee Resource Group.
Noopur joined Comcast from Intel, where she served as Vice President, Global Quality, ISecG. Previously, she was a Visiting Scientist and Senior Member of Technical Staff at Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, Principal of management consulting firm Davis Systems, and held various leadership and technical positions in Fortune 500 companies.
Noopur holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
WICT’s mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For nearly 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Comcast NBCUniversal and Charter Communications are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.
About the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
SCTE drives business results for service providers and vendors through technology innovation, standards development and industry-leading training and certification. In partnership with CableLabs® and NCTA, SCTE builds value for corporate and individual members by enabling accelerated delivery of products and services, superior workforce expertise and increased customer satisfaction. SCTE and its global brand, ISBE, annually produce SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, the largest cable telecommunications technology, educational and business development event in the Americas. More at www.scte.org.
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