Tony G. Werner

Tony G. Werner, Independent Board Member and Advisor

Independent Board Member and Advisor

Tony G. Werner is a long-term telecom and technology veteran. Tony spent the last 16 years with Comcast Cable. His legacy as Chief Technology Officer and then President, Technology, Product, Xperience, accelerated the pace of innovation within Comcast, shrinking time to market for new products and features from months to weeks, and in some cases, days. In addition, under his leadership, the team created the X1 Platform and the features that helped X1 win Emmy Awards for both user experience and the groundbreaking X1 voice remote. In 2016, Tony was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in honor of his distinguished career as a technologist, innovator, and leader.

Prior to Comcast, Tony served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Liberty Global, Inc., in Englewood, CO, where he led the company’s global strategy for video, voice and data services. Tony has also held senior management positions with Aurora Networks, Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI)/AT&T Broadband, and Rogers Communications.

Tony served as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and the SCTE Foundation from 2015-2017. Tony was chairman of the CableLabs Technical Action Committee (TAC) from 2007-2022 and a board member on Kyrio the profit arm of CableLabs.

Tony was inducted into the Cable and Broadcast Hall of Fame as well as the Cable Center Hall of Fame. In 2000, Tony received the NCTA Vanguard award for Science and Technology and in 2016 he received the Technical Emmy award for lifetime achievement.

Tony also served on the board of the Kimmel Center of the Arts in Philadelphia and he and his wife, Laurel, formed KiliTech, a foundation to bring technology and clean water to schools in Tanzania. Tony holds numerous patents and earned his degree in Telecommunications from Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, MN.

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