A story posted in this space last Thursday (2/15) incorrectly stated that Charter Communications had quadrupled its phone customer base since the start of 2007. Correctly, Charter said it had quadrupled its phone sub base since the start of 2006. A corrected version has been posted.
* CTAM announces Executive Management Program dates
The CTAM Educational Foundation announced that the 2007 CTAM Executive Management Program will take place June 10-15 at the Harvard Business School (aka CTAM U.). The 10th annual, week-long executive education course counts more than 550 industry alums.
The program instructs executives on functions including marketing, finance and engineering. Participants study a curriculum built around case studies with Harvard Business School professors and selected industry professionals. CTAM’s Executive Management Program is currently accepting applications for four diversity fellowships to the 2007 class, available to NAMIC Platinum-level members, with a March 26 deadline. More information is available on the Web.
* The Cable Center and TVN present university lectures
The Cable Center will present the lecture, “Engineering & Your Media’d Future: Two Generations Examine Careers In That Quieter Half of the Television Arts & Sciences” at universities nationwide.
The Cable Mavericks lecture will be given by CTO Dom Stasi and Senior Vice President of Operations Chris Stasi of TVN Entertainment, a VOD content aggregation company. The series features cable executives on campuses delivering lectures, promoting discussion and dispensing career advice to undergraduate and graduate students.
Cable Mavericks will be at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Feb. 27, 2007. Other schools include the University of Northern Iowa, Purdue and DePaul. The series includes Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications; Jessica Heacock, vice president of MTV Networks; and Doug Hurst, senior vice president of Scripps Networks.
* Juniper Networks appoints Michael Lawrie to board of directors
Juniper Networks Inc., an IP platform development company, announced the appointment of Michael Lawrie, chief executive at Misys plc, to the Juniper Networks board of directors, effective immediately. Lawrie will replace Frank Marshall, who joined the board in connection with the April 2004 NetScreen Technologies Inc. acquisition.
Lawrie, 53, joined Misys plc, a U.K.-based provider of industry-specific software products and solutions, as chief executive in November 2006 after serving as a partner of ValueAct Capital and chief executive officer of Siebel Systems Inc. A 26-year IBM veteran, Lawrie also serves as a National Trustee for the Ohio University board of trustees.