2018 Conference Agenda

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Women in Cable Telecommunications. Creating Leaders. Together.
As we apply the final polish to the 2018 WICT Leadership Conference, we are delighted to share the superlative lineup of speakers we have in store for you.

We invite you to scroll through the abbreviated agenda below to review the sessions and meet the many top executives, academics, journalists, entrepreneurs, athletes, and researchers we will convene on October 15-16 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Bios of each speaker are available on our website and on the conference app. Search 2018 WLC in the App Store or Google Play to download the app to your phone or tablet.

If you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay! Pre-registration ends at noon (Eastern) on Thursday, October 11. Click here to sign up today.

The conference opens with welcome remarks followed by a fireside chat between Bonnie Hammer and Stephanie Ruhle. The rest of the morning, choose your own path as we break into concurrent sessions outlined below.

Opening General Session


Concurrent Sessions

Win the Room: An Insider’s Guide to Confident & Compelling Communication


Bring Your Human to Work


Storytelling Meets Machine Intelligence


The Other Side of Change: Leading Through an Evolution




Doors will open at 11:00 am on Monday, October 15 for the 2018 WICT Touchstones Luncheon, in the Broadway Ballroom on the 6th floor of the New York Marriott Marquis.

We are pleased to announce WICT’s special guests, IFC Films’ Wildlife Writer and Executive Producer Zoe Kazan, and Lead Actress in Wildlife, Carey Mulligan. They will be joined onstage by Luncheon Honorary Chair and WICT global board member, Lisa Schwartz, Co-President of IFC Films & Sundance Selects, who will facilitate an engaging and intimate Touchstones Talk with the two Hollywood stars.

WICT Board Chair Marva Johnson will introduce the awards portion of the luncheon, as WICT presents its highest individual accolades, the Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch

This year’s honorees include:

  • Woman of the Year – Operator: Italia Commisso Weinand, EVP, Programming and Human Resources, Mediacom Communications Corporation
  • Woman of the Year – Programmer: Mary Campbell, Chief Merchandising & Interactive Officer, Qurate Retail Group
  • Woman to Watch – Operator: Kristine Faulkner, SVP, General Manager, Cox Home Security & Smart Home, Cox Communications
  • Woman to Watch – Programmer: Izabella Wiley,
    General Manager, A+E Networks Poland & CEE, A+E Networks
  • Woman to Watch – Technology: Leslie Miles, VP, Corporate Programs & Indirect Procurement, ARRIS

Visit our website to learn more about each of these outstanding women.

Registration for the conference includes a seat at the luncheon. For more information on table sponsorship at the luncheon or to purchase additional tickets, please download the
reservation form.

We gratefully acknowledge the Premier Sponsor of the 2018 WICT Touchstones Luncheon

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Continue your journey as concurrent sessions resume following the luncheon. Round out the afternoon with the always-popular Profiles of Champions General Session.

And join us that evening for the Big Apple Reception, sponsored by A+E Networks, as well as our Speed Mentoring event (advance registration required).

Concurrent Sessions

Fake It ‘Til You Make It? How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome


Through the Looking Glass: The Customer Experience Prism


From Concept to Creation: Generating Ideas That Stick


Peer Mentoring Roundtables


Gain a Competitive Edge: Build & Maintain an Awesome Personal Brand


The Person You Mean to Be: The Futile Pursuit of the Unicorn of Human Behavior


Putting the Pro in Productivity


Creating Your Blueprint for Success


General Session

Profiles of Champions: Becoming a Corporate Athlete


Special Activity

Speed Mentoring

Advance registration required


Tuesday’s lineup includes all general sessions in the Westside Ballroom.
We will address a number of compelling issues and close the program with an attendee favorite, Pearls of Wisdom.

Keynote: That’s What She Said


Panel: Beyond the Hashtags


Closing Session: Pearls of Wisdom




To inquire about rooms at the New York Marriott Marquis, contact the hotel directly at
877-303-0104. Guest rooms and rates are subject to availability while supplies last.

The WICT Leadership Conference Mobile App – Powered by Charter Communications

Make your conference experience even better by installing the app on your phone or tablet. Build your own customized agenda and receive real-time updates up to and during the conference.

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Now available from the App Store and Google Play!

Click the icons below to download the app today.