SVP, Operations, SCTE/ISBE

Johnston’s innovative programs, boot camps, partnerships and training modules helped drive a 78 percent increase in membership in the past year, and a 280 percent membership hike for the SCTE/ISBE Corporate Alliance Partner (CAP) Program; she also expanded CAP into Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Johnston has strengthened local chapters, a move that generated better attendance at training events. With so many areas of focus, Johnston embodies the importance of balance. “Relationships are as important as hard and good work,” she says. “Also stop trying for perfection. Use the 80/20 rule!”

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?

Relationships are as important as hard and good work. Also stop trying for perfection. Use the 80/20 rule!

Which current programming best reflects the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?

Love all the Shonda Rhimes shows!! They portray strong professional women and the complexities the modern career woman faces in balancing career and family.

What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?

How the industry has continued to reinvent itself via creation and adoption of new technologies (I.e., UHD/HDR, Gigabit Ethernet, Full Duplex DOCSIS, IOT etc.) so that it remains in a position of competitive strength in a changing market.

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