Driving Innovation
Graduates

Class 7: February – April 2020

  • Kofi Addaquay, WOW!
  • Kofi Addaquay
    Senior Manager Web Development
    Charter Communications
  • Alex Kaney, Internal Communications & Employee Experience Senior Specialist, Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS)
  • Alex Kaney
    Internal Communications & Employee Experience Senior Specialist
    Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS)
  • Michael Millington
  • Michael Millington
    Director in the Customer Experience
    Strategy and Operations Group
    Comcast
  • Gia Roe
  • Gia Roe
    Director of Service Assurance
    Charter Communications
 

Kofi Addaquay

Kofi Addaquay, Senior Manager Web Development, Charter Communications
Senior Manager Web Development
Charter Communications

Kofi Addaquay, also known as Konstantin, is a fullstack software engineer and architect. He currently works at Charter Communications (Spectrum) as a senior software engineering manager in digital marketing, where he leads a mid-sized software engineering team, providing technical guidance and mentorship. Some of his other roles include collaborating and assisting product owners, project managers, directors and VP’s in identifying scope, as well as systems, subsystems, and interfaces, for upcoming projects and company initiatives.

Kofi has an insatiable thirst for knowledge and is constantly training himself to further his mental and physical capabilities. His current passion for blockchain technology and machine learning, has aspired him get a master’s degree in data science (Artificial Intelligence) in the upcoming future. In the meantime, he is involved in startup initiatives, where he leads technology aspects such as how to integrate machine learning and blockchain technology into the business model, etc.

Outside of work, you will find him in many activities. Learning a new classical piano piece, teaching and doing martial arts, writing poetry or self-help notes (on the nature of life and reality), reading philosophy books, doing yoga, studying math, playing ping pong, etc. Fun fact: Kofi has not had a warm bath or shower in 3 years. He now takes only cold showers! You may or may not find him in the morning shivering, with teeth chattering.

Marshall Carter

Marshall Carter, Director Strategic Development, Charter Communications
Director Strategic Development
Charter Communications

Marshall currently works in Charter’s business development team focused on executing transactions to enable the emerging consumer and enterprise wireless products.

Prior to Charter, he worked in product management at Level 3 and CenturyLink, as a management consultant at Bain & Company, and as a financial analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston.

When not working he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and international travel.

Jeremy Harrison

Jeremy Harrison, Director of Content Operations, Comcast
Director of Content Operations
Comcast

With over 17 years’ experience working in the media industry, Jeremy has seen and experienced the ever-changing trends of the industry. His goal has always been to stay out in front of these trends and to ensure we are anticipating the needs of our customers while providing the best possible customer experience at every interaction.

Currently, he works across a wide range of products and teams.

  • Media Management – Video operations support for linear origination, Video On Demand, Quality Control and transcode services.
  • Video On Demand – Metadata creation/validation, content processing and prep, foot print management, content distribution and tracking, account management.
  • Production Services – Closed captioning, editing, versioning, watermarking, graphic creation.
  • Ad Delivery – Video Systems engineering technical support, Account Management, Footprint management and Sales support.
  • HITS (Headend in the Sky) – MVPD technical support for video distribution services.
  • Digital Signage – Content processing, distribution and device health monitoring for 280 retail stores across the US.
  • Video Streaming – occasional streaming for live events.
  • Sales for VOD, Ad Delivery, Linear Origination and Production Services.

Abigail Holmberg

Abigail Holmberg, Senior Manager Product Management, Charter Communications
Senior Manager Product Management
Charter Communications

Abigail is an experienced Product Manager with a demonstrated passion for customer experience design and creating unique solutions. She is responsible for delivering product portfolio roadmaps, market analysis, detailed functional requirements and support for development, testing and design activities.

Abigail graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Innovation Management and earned certificates in Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain.

Scott Ingram

Scott Ingram, Product Manager, Charter Communications
Product Manager
Charter Communications

Father, Husband, Geek, and occasional producer of awesome hardware.

At work his is responsible for developing Charter (Spectrum) internet equipment from inception to installation in customers’ homes and businesses. He does this by partnering with vendors and internal cross-functional teams to ensure the delivery of the best possible hardware and internet experience for our customers. Essentially, he gets the pleasure of building the things that make the internet go for millions of customers.

At home he loves spending time with my family, watching movies, camping, and traveling.

Alex Kaney

Alex Kaney, Internal Communications & Employee Experience Senior Specialist, Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS)
Internal Communications & Employee Experience Senior Specialist
Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS)

In this role, Alex supports the execution of communications plans and employee engagement programs. Alex is responsible for drafting and editing content for CTS newsletters, leading employee recognition programs and managing community impact partnerships including volunteer activities. Previously, she led digital communications for the Western Governors’ Association, a bipartisan regional policy organization, writing blog posts, livestreaming events and managing the organization's website and social media channels.

Alex’s background also includes more than six years in the public and private sectors with LiveWell Colorado, Big City Mountaineers and iQu Strategies. Within these organizations, she managed client accounts, launched a public health-focused outreach program, wrote newsletter articles, built relationships with funders, planned events with elected officials and ensured efficient and streamlined processes for investing in local communities.

Soundari Krishnan

Soundari Krishnan, Senior Manager Direct Marketing, Charter Communications
Senior Manager Direct Marketing
Charter Communications

Soundari is an accomplished business technology leader and marketing professional with proven track record of success in project management, business strategy and data analytics.

She is experienced in customer support and success management, product development and solution deployment with expertise in strategy and data analytics. Leveraging 10+ years of online and offline marketing analytics experience, business intelligence, reporting to drive results and create profitable/successful client-customer relationships and customer success.

Steve Luiting

Steve Luiting, Design and Development Manager, The Cable Center
Design and Development Manager
The Cable Center

Steve is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of all digital content including websites (design and programming), web servers, print design and the Cable Center Virtual Reality Project.

Steve joined The Cable Center as Web Designer in March of 2009. Previously, Steve was the owner of a small company that specialized in web and print design and in a previous incarnation art director for an ad agency in Madison, Wisconsin. When he discovered the Web in 1991, he became one of the first web masters in the country for WISCTV3, a CBS affiliate and helped develop the web based channel3000 that it became.

An early adapter, Steve started the concept of on-line Hotel Tours for the travel industry long before anyone started thinking about travel online. He also designed the GO logo for GO Automotive (now Auto-Nation). He is constantly updating his design skills and expanding his knowledge base from programming languages, such as WebXR, A-Frame, three.js, Unity3d, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Joomla and WordPress, responsive/adaptive design as well as block-chain technology.

Michael Millington

Michael Millington
Director in the Customer Experience
Strategy and Operations Group
Comcast

Michael’s primary role has been expanding and optimizing written communication channels for customer support. He works out of his home office in Port St. Lucie Florida, about 45 minutes North of West Palm Beach. Before Comcast, Michael had several years' experience in the Cable industry at Sand Cherry Associates, a consultancy. His projects included program management of mobile broadband and digital voice products, agile product management for a digital buyflow, project management for employee and customer tools trials and leading a chat platform migration for customer service representatives.

Michael is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to his career in Telecommunications, Michael worked at British American Tobacco in the Caribbean and Central America for 10 years in Marketing, including two years in Costa Rica as a Brand Manager. In 2010, Michael completed an MBA in Strategic Management and Finance at Wharton Business School in Philadelphia prior to joining Sand Cherry Associates. Michael enjoys reading self-development books, coaching basketball and is an avid soccer fan.

Barbara Nelms

Barbara Nelms
Program Manager, Mobile
Charter Communications

In her role as program manager, mobile for Charter Communications, Barbara oversees project deployment for non-customer facing projects and the release coordination of all the Company’s mobile features and functionality, including customer experience, Mobile App, 5G rate plans, and external and internal communications.

Previously, Barbara served as Lead PM for Wireless Technology Group for the MVP launch of Spectrum Mobile as a new product line for Charter.

She joined Charter in 2017 through its acquisition of Bright House Networks, an MSO provider. There she worked with several teams including Software Development, Billing Operations, Procurement and Network Engineering.

Barbara has a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Marketing strategy as well as an undergraduate degree in Public Communications from the University of South Florida. Barbara is also the current WICT Rocky Mountain Vice President and has been involved with WICT since 2011 in various board positions. She is a wife and mother of four amazing children: 2 girls and 2 boys.

Ashley Ross

Ashley Ross
Senior Manager Finance
Liberty Global

Currently, in her role as Senior Manager on the Financial Reporting team at Liberty Global, she helps communicate her company’s quarterly and annual results to investors and the public. In the past, she’s worked on the financial reporting team for multiple public companies in various industries after earning my Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University.

She’s always considered herself a very “type A” person—she is a planner, “early is on time”, she does everything with purpose and procrastination scares the heck out of her. Over the years, she’s learned to embrace these traits; constantly devouring knowledge while working in various companies has given her skills that have enabled her to be successful and grow in her career. Her personal and professional relationships are also very important to her; outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, family and friends.

Gia Roe

Gia Roe
Director of Service Assurance
Charter Communications

Gia is a seasoned people leader with 15+ years of technical operations management experience and technical project/program management. She has a solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.

Her skill offerings include a unique combination of skill sets: creativity, technical aptitude and analysis, people leadership and project management.

Stephanie Thibodeau

Stephanie Thibodeau
Affiliate Marketing Manager
Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks

Stephanie Thibodeau has over a decade of experience in the cable television industry and has been managing Affiliate Distribution events and marketing activities at the Outdoor Channel since 2014. Prior to Outdoor, Stephanie spent seven years with Time Warner Cable, where she served in multiple operational roles.

Stephanie is passionate committed to supporting industry and community organizations through a variety of volunteer programs including Ten Thousand Villages, Positively Cable, the Rocky Mountain Cable Association (RMCA), and Adaptative Spirit. She is particularly proud to co-chair the new RMCA non-profit Media & Tech Pathway initiative with DPS in partnership with its founder, industry veteran and strategy consultant Charlotte Bockstahler. Stephanie is entering her 12th year as a volunteer for Adaptive Spirit and 5th year on the Board of Directors for RMCA.

Stephanie is originally from Canada and moved to the United States from the Great White North with her husband, Derek Thibodeau. Denver, CO has been home since 1999. They will be celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary this May and are proud parents to her “mini me,” a fun and energetic 3-year-old named Ella.

Ian Wheelock

Ian Wheelock
Engineering Fellow
CommScope

Ian Wheelock works for CommScope as an Engineering Fellow in the CTO team, with 20 years of experience in the broadband communications and video systems industry both in the US and internationally. He works closely with technical leaders of MSOs and Service Providers from around the globe, providing trusted insight into future technologies relating to Broadband Access, Home Networking, Wi-Fi, IoT, Virtualisation, QoE, etc.

Ian helps guide technology direction across different business units within CommScope, while also engaging in multiple industry standards bodies, most recently with Wi-Fi Alliance CERTIFIEDtm EasyMesh standard.

He works out of the CommScope Cork, Ireland office.

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