Friends of The Cable Center,
It was four years ago this month that I took the helm of The Cable Center as president and CEO. The years have quickly passed, but the privilege and opportunity are as clear and present now as they were on day one. If you have been to The Cable Center, you know. From the moment you enter our physical space, you gain a sense of time and purpose. The Daniels Great Hall inspires and the view of the Rocky Mountains stirs our collective spirit. Yet, the real motivation comes from the stories of grit, determination, and independence shared by the original entrepreneurs who defined the way we connect, work, learn, and live.
Inspired by the Past to Chart Our Future
The Cable Center has earned an important distinction as our industry’s storyteller. We celebrate where we’ve been to guide where we’re going. From the Barco Library to the annual Cable Hall of Fame, we honor impact, achievement, and service. We boast an impressive collection of artifacts – from the first cable modem to Glenn Jones’ majestic dragon sculpture. That’s just part of our story. For the past several years, we’ve been driving an impressive and important shift at The Cable Center. We have invested in programs, curricula, and activities that empower today’s industry disrupters, innovators, and leaders to define our new era.
We can definitively say that no industry has as robust a history of entrepreneurship as ours. Iconic founders like Alan Gerry, John Malone, Kay Koplovitz, Ralph Roberts, and Bill Daniels, compel us to move fast, disrupt the status quo, and inspire a new generation of leaders. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we have now established the industry’s first and only Intrapreneurship Academy – an intensive innovation program that gives the next generation of leaders the tools, processes, language, and confidence to advance ideas at their companies. To date, more than 115 graduates are flourishing, generating revenue, and making impact with their innovations.
We continue to invest in programs to forge vibrant connections and conversations about important topics such as Customer Excellence via our C5 group. Through our Innovation Laureates and Mavericks Lecture programs, we are dispatching our industry heavyweights to college campuses to evangelize industry opportunities for new graduates. From IOT to cyber security to streaming to coding – we’re committed to making connectivity “cool”!
Vision 2025 in Focus
As we make strides in these exciting areas, we have embarked on an important organization planning exercise called Vision 2025, an in-depth initiative that allows us to chart our course for the next five years and beyond. We see our future centered on supercharging intrapreneurship, advancing innovation, and creating lasting impact within our fast-changing industry. We will draw from our robust past to inform a bold future. This is an important moment for The Cable Center. The choices we make now will ensure our fiscal strength so that we can serve as both the guardians of our rich heritage while investing in a high-impact future. I am eager to keep you apprised of our journey and the exciting things we have planned. Stay tuned. The best is yet to come!
President & CEO