SCTE Chairman's Award

Chairman's Award


This award is presented to an individual or organization or group that has demonstrated significant support of the Society.

2022 Award Recipient

Jon Pederson

Jon Pederson
Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Midco

Jon Pederson began his career with Midco in 1987 serving many roles in technical and strategic leadership during his long tenure. He was named Chief Technology Innovation Officer in 2021 where his responsibilities include industry relations, technical communications, and strategic innovation. He designed and implemented MidcoNet® Internet service, Midco’s digital phone product, and created Midco’s multi-state fiber network. Jon and his teams were among the first to test and deploy gigabit service and remote PHY in North America, and Jon spearheaded Midco’s expansive Fiber Forward initiative which will ultimately achieve 10G capability. Mr. Pederson has degrees in psychology and computer programming. He is a member of the Cablelabs® technology committee and the SCTE® engineering and technical operations committee (ETOC) and is involved with many other industry leadership groups.

Past Recipients

2020- CPE: CommScope, Sercomm, Technicolor

2020- Hardware: Alpha, CommScope, Nokia, Vecima

2019: Steve Williams, Charter Communications

2018: Mark Hess

2017: Dr. Martha Soehren, Comcast Communications

2016: Learning & Development Committee Chaired by Andy Parrott

2016: Chapter Support Committee Chaired by Steve Williams

2015: Christine Whitaker

2014: Mike LaJoie

2013: Jim Hughes

2012: Bob Foote

2011: Terry Cordova

2010: CTO Advisory Group

  • Dan Pike, GCI Cable
  • Dermot O’Carroll, Rogers Cable Communications
  • Jim Blackley, Cablevision System Corporation
  • Marwan Fawaz, Charter Communications, Inc.
  • Mike LaJoie, Time Warner Cable
  • Nomi Bergman, Bright House Networks
  • Terry Cordova, Suddenlink Communications
  • Tony Werner, Comcast Cable Communications

2009: SCTE Emeritus Members

2008: Frank Drendel and Robert Stanzione

2007: Sally Kinsman

2006: SCTE Scholarship Subcommittee