LOUISVILLE, Col. -- CableLabs, the non-profit research and development consortium for the cable industry, today announced it has appointed talented technology industry veteran, Wayne Surdam, as the vice president of communications. Surdam's hire comes after a string of organizational announcements including the hire of Phil McKinney as president and CEO and the addition of a new CableLabs' innovation lab in Silicon Valley.
Surdam brings a wide range of experience in the enterprise, consumer and vertical markets within the personal computer, software, networking and telecommunications industries to CableLabs. He also brings extensive international experience, expanding companies into Europe, Asia Pacific and South Asia; including the rebuild of Hewlett-Packard's (HP) global public relations program and management of its global customer advisory councils.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.