David Dibble
Title: Chief Technology Officer, Cablevision Systems
Years in Cable: 1
Education: BS, Quantitative Economics, University of Kansas
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Always leave a room with more energy than you found it.

Sandra Kapell
Title: EVP, Human Resources and Administration, Cablevision Systems
Years in Cable: 2-½
Education: Bachelor’s, English, University of Washington; Master’s, Education, Columbia University

Tom Montemagno
Title: EVP, Programming, Cablevision Systems
Years in Cable: 26
Education: BS, Marketing, St. John’s University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Be generous in helping to develop others.

Robert Sullivan
Title: EVP, Sales & Marketing, Cablevision Systems
Years in Cable: 33
Education: BA, Wesleyan University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Be honest, it’s easier.

As individuals, Dibble, Kapell, Montemagno and Sullivan excel in their chosen fields. As a team, they’re unstoppable. Montemagno expanded Cablevision’s Optimum TV-to-Go offerings, and his groundbreaking deal with HBO made Cablevision the first cable provider to offer HBO Now. Kapell’s organizational effectiveness and performance management efforts have resulted in a more agile workforce and a corporate culture that gives employees clear paths for growth within the company. Dibble’s technological knowledge and creativity have led to innovations like Freewheel, the improved functionality of data management, and the implementation of Optimum Health Check. A shifted focus from customer acquisition to customer retention helped Sullivan grow the Optimum brand while he simultaneously built the commercial side by supporting customer needs.

Dibble
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Patek
I wish Congress would just… listen to the people.
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is… breaking glass.
The last time I had a good laugh was… 5 minutes ago.
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Seafood chowder

Kapell
If I had a show on YouTube it would be called… Brain Pickings… plus music”
Apple iWatch or Rolex?  Rolex
If I could interrupt Kanye West just once, I would tell him… You are very gifted. Let that speak for itself.
My favorite newfound hobby: Yoga
If my office produced a viral video, the background music would be… “Short Skirt, Long Jacket” by Cake.

Montemagno
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Rolex
If I could interrupt Kanye West just once, I would tell him… that my son is one of his biggest fans (for his artistic talent) and even got me to attend his concert.
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? Twitter
My favorite newfound hobby: Snow shoveling in NY (not!)
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: WiFi

Sullivan
I wish Congress would just… Adjourn
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? Polaroid
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is… WiFi.
Desert island album: Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks… or Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
Favorite TV show as a kid: “Flipper”
The last time I had a good laugh was… when I learned after 33 years I finally made this list.
My favorite business/motivational book: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

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