CEO Fireside Chat: The Future of Communications & Media
Join the Center for Digital Strategies in welcoming the Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications, Thomas Rutledge for a fireside chat.
As CEO, Tom led Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable and the acquisition of Bright House Networks to become the second largest cable operator in the United States. He will discuss the future of the cable industry and the role of technology and connectivity amid a changing telecommunications and media landscape.
Tom is also the featured speaker for this year’s SCTE-ISBE Leadership Institute at the Tuck School of Business. Now in its ninth year, the program attracts elite professionals from across the cable industry.
About Thomas Rutledge:
Thomas M. Rutledge is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Communications, the second-largest cable company in the United States, with more than 92,000 employees and 26 million customers across 41 states.
Prior to becoming CEO of Charter in 2012, Mr. Rutledge, a 40-year veteran of the industry, served as Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Systems. He began his career in 1977 at American Television and Communications (ATC), a predecessor of Time Warner Cable where he served in many different capacities, eventually becoming President of Time Warner Cable.
Mr. Rutledge is the current Chairman of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and serves on the boards of CableLabs and C-SPAN. In 2011, he received NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, the cable industry’s highest honor, and is a member of the Cable Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
He received a B.A. in economics from California University in California, Pennsylvania in 1977.
Important note from the CDS:
Charter Communications acquired Time Warner Cable in 2016, where Tom Rutledge was previously President. Time Warner Cable’s former Chairman and CEO, Glenn Britt D’71 T’72, helped the Center for Digital Strategies create the Britt Technology Impact Series beginning in the 2008-09 academic year. Over the last decade, the series has enabled thousands of Tuck students and the wider community at Dartmouth to welcome over 150 executives from over 120 different organizations, including more than 50 Tuck alumni.
Monday, May 6th | The Hanover Inn | 4:30-5:15