2020/2021 Honorees


James Blackley

James A. “Jim” Blackley, Advisor to the CEO, Charter Communications


Former EVP, IT and Engineering

James Blackley currently serves as Executive Vice President, Advisor to the CEO.  Jim joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology in 2012 and transitioned to his current role in 2019. 

During his tenure at Charter Jim oversaw the IT and Advanced Engineering teams, working with Product and Network Management to design, certify and implement next generation services and technology solutions. After Charter’s 2016 transactions with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks closed, he led the rapid and successful integration of three companies into a single ‘virtualized’ infrastructure using Charter’s in-house designed and built Service Delivery Platform.  Under his leadership, Charter has been at the forefront of introducing innovative video, internet and voice solutions that have positioned Charter as a leader in using advanced technology to deliver best-in-class products and services. Jim has been key to the development and launch of the Spectrum TV App, Spectrum Mobile, the cloud-based Spectrum Guide, Spectrum Internet Gig, and the completion of Charter’s move to a 100 percent all-digital network.  His work advancing downloadable conditional access software to seamlessly move across both power key geography, to a media cypher location and back, enabled the development and launch of Charter’s Worldbox.  

Jim joined Charter in 2012 after serving 16 years at Cablevision, most recently as Executive Vice President for Corporate Engineering and Technology. At Cablevision, Jim played an instrumental role in many first-time Cable Industry deployments, including the Network DVR service and the industry’s first industrial grade, outside-the-home WiFi service as well as the first downloadable security system for Set Top Boxes.  Prior to that, he designed software and systems with evolving development and technology roles with Royal Insurance, DTC, Long Island Lighting Company, Con Edison and AIG.