SCTE•ISBE Leadership Institute: Georgia Tech Executive Education – Schedule and Descriptions


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2017 SCTE-Georgia Tech Management Development Program calendar 


Cable Industry Management Development Program 

Monday March 13, 2017

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Thursday March 16, 2017

8:00-8:30am

Program Overview

8:00-8:15am

Day Overview

8:00-8:15am

Day Overview

8:00-8:15am

Day Overview

8:30am-10:30am

Strategic Thinking and Disruptions

  • Learn about frameworks to analyze competition in technology industries
  • Examine trends and transformations in the cable industry
  • Understand how to develop a technology strategy that supports the business and the firm’s critical success factors

Faculty: Saby Mitra & Chris Bastian

8:15am – 12:00pm

Justifying Technology Investments

 

  • Basics of Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Does one Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) fit all in large conglomerates? Consequences of picking one WACC.
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Real Options / Decision Trees

Faculty: Jonathan Clarke

8:15am-12:00pm

Effectively Communicating

Complex Ideas

 

  • Organize into three listenercentered points.
  • Present in a style that connects.
  • Answer questions in a way that inspire confidence.

 

Faculty: Joey Asher

 

8:15-12:00pm

Leading and Managing High Performing

Teams

 

  • Understand models of leadership & management styles
  • Develop approaches for dealing with difficult people
  • Understand the characteristics of high performing teams

 

Faculty: David Sluss

 

10:30-12:00pm

 

Financial and Managerial Accounting

  • Develop the ability to read and understand the four basic financial

    statements

  • Understand the financial terminology to facilitate communication across the organization
  • Learn to evaluate financial statements using both ratio and vertical analysis methods
  • Examine the important information included in financial statements for the cable industry and competitor analysis

 

Faculty: Debby Turner

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch at Hotel

Group Photo @ noon

 

 

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch at Hotel

 

 

12:00-1:00pm Lunch at Hotel

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch Catered

Lunch & Learn (i.e. Managing Energy in

Cable Networks: Energy 2020)

 

Speakers: Derek DiGiacomo- SCTE/ISBE, John Hewitt-Alpha and

Steve Bradley-Cox

1:00-2:30pm

 

Financial and Managerial Accounting, cont’d

Faculty: Debby Turner

1:00-4:00pm

Managing Projects

 

  • What is the “Worry Curve” and why should I shift it?
  • What are the three dimensions of project performance, and what is the key to achieving overall success on all three?
  • For whom is a project charter created, and why is one needed for every project?
  • What is a critical path of a project, how do I find it, and why do I care?

 

Faculty: Clint Padgett

1:00-5:00pm

Managing Change in

Technology Implementations

 

  • Understand the business drivers for change
  • Assess the political landscape for change
  • Understand the different stages and roles in change implementation
  • Discover proven tools for measuring change progress and outcomes
  • Develop versatility in change leader behaviors

Faculty: David Sluss

1:00-3:00pm

Special Topics (i.e. Evolving Access

Networks)

 

 

 

Speakers: Dan Murphy-Comcast, Jeff

Finkelstein-Cox and Brian Wheeler- Broadcom

2:45-4:30pm

Project Team Initiatives

 

Faculty: Saby Mitra

4:00-5:00pm

Special Topics Panel (i.e. WiFi Services and Operations)

 

Speakers:: Charles Cheevers-Arris,

Selina Lo-Brocade and Drew Davis-Cox

4:45-5:45pm

Welcome Reception with Mark

Dzuban, SCTE CEO

Project Team Work Dinner On Your Own

5:30-7:30pm

Project Team Presentations

3:00-3:30pm

Program Closing: Taking the Learning

Home

Faculty: Saby Mitra


 

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Session Descriptions

(sessions may change depending on future updates)

Strategic Thinking, Frameworks, and Trends in Cable

  • Learn about frameworks to analyze competition in technology industries
  • Examine trends and transformations in the cable industry
  • Understand how to develop a technology strategy that supports the business and the firm’s critical success factors

Financial and Managerial Accounting

  • Develop the ability to read and understand the four basic financial statements
  • Learn to evaluate financial statements using both ratio and vertical analysis methods
  • Examine the important information included in financial statements for the cable industry and competitor analysis

Justifying Technology Investments

  • Basics of Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Does one Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) fit all in large conglomerates? Consequences of picking one WACC.
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Real Options / Decision Trees

Managing Projects

  • What is the “Worry Curve” and why should I shift it?
  • What are the three dimensions of project performance, and what is the key to achieving overall success on all three?
  • For whom is a project charter created, and why is one needed for every project?
  • What is a critical path of a project, how do I find it, and why do I care?

Effectively Communicating Complex Ideas

  • Organize into three listener-centered points.
  • Present in a style that connects.
  • Answer questions in a way that inspire confidence.

Managing Change in Technology Implementations

  • Understand the business drivers for change
  • Assess the political landscape for change
  • Understand the different stages and roles in change implementation
  • Discover proven tools for measuring change progress and outcomes
  • Develop versatility in change leader behaviors

Leading and Managing High Performing Teams

  • Understand models of leadership & management styles
  • Develop approaches for dealing with difficult people
  • Understand the characteristics of high performing teams