Steve Miron
Title: CEO, Bright House Networks
Number of Years in Cable: 25
Education: American University
 
Nomi Bergman
Title: President, Bright House Networks
Number of Years in Cable: A lot. (Peter Stern commented during her WICT Woman of the Year introduction that Bergman was “swaddled” as a baby in coaxial cable).
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Economics,
University of Rochester
Best Advice: Be kind and work hard… and good things will happen for you.

Why Them? It has been a decade since Bright House Networks was born. The top 10 MSO took the stage in 2003 after Advance/Newhouse took over management of certain cable systems in the Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Steve Miron and Nomi Bergman have blazed the trail, first under their father Bob Miron, and now as the MSO’s top executives and Cheerleaders in Chief. A lot has happened in 10 years. Bright House’s broadband speeds have gone from under 2 Mbps to 90 Mbps today. Video has moved from the set top to tablets and other devices, with more than 230 channels available on the Bright House TV App. And Bergman and Miron aren’t done. WiFi is high on their priority list, with Bright House now counting more than 15K hotspots today compared to the initial 2K at last year’s launch. Here’s to 10 more years of innovation.

Miron

Apple or Samsung? Apple since I got my Apple II+ in 1980.

This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Golf

I consider this person my mentor, and here’s why: My father. He taught me the value of listening carefully.

The movie that should never be remade? The Godfather

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Still our TV!

My favorite Cable Show memory: Meeting Larry Bird and Magic Johnson at the Classic Sports Network booth.

I wish Congress would just… find a compromise and attempt to make progress on entitlement reform.

Bergman

The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: While in high school, my sport was the Math team. If I could return, I would try to be a bit cooler and also try the cross country team!

On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… hanging out with my family. Doing something active.

This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Heli-skiing, if my husband would try it with me!

Appetizer or dessert? Wine, please.

Favorite airport? The Charlotte airport. It is by far the most reliable.

Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? No question about this one. I would absolutely love to have dinner with Tony Horton. I have been exercising to his P90X DVDs now, for a couple of years, and I have not tired of his jokes (although I can anticipate them). Not only has doing P90X made me stronger in body, it has increased my resilience across the board. I am grateful to him.

The biggest lesson I learned from my kid(s) this year was… having the courage to change course.

Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Shepherd’s Pie.

I wish Congress would just… be more pro-business.

The TV show title that most resembles my life is… “Shark Tank”!

Favorite business and/or motivational book? There are so, so many which have been helpful to me. I read Clayton Christensen’s book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, a couple of years ago, and I find myself thinking back to its pertinent advice quite regularly.

Favorite vacation spot? Skiing out West. Anywhere with deep powder and sunshine.

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Embracing IP technologies to enhance our own service delivery. ?

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