Stephanie Mitchko

  • Chief Technology Officer, Cross MediaWorks

Stephanie Mitchko

As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mitchko-Beale is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company working closely with Executive Management to grow the company through the use of technological resources.  Mitchko-Beale is responsible for leading the advancement of data-enhanced advertising solutions, including addressable and advanced advertising for Cross MediaWorks.

Prior to joining Cross MediaWorks Stephanie wast senior vice president of Video Infrastructure and Software technology at cablevision, Stephanie Mitchko-Beale was responsible for the software infrastructure development of new consumer-facing technologies.

In this role, she oversaw the critical functions of technical product definition, engineering development and architecture around the backend platform for converged consumer media navigation and consumption experience. As she was a key member of Cablevision’s technology senior leadership team, she broke new ground in bringing interactive and web technologies to traditional media models.

With more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Mitchko-Beale is a technology, television and interactive advertising veteran with a strong record of first to market industry-leading products including developing Cablevision’s RS-DVR (cloud based DVR service) system, DVR-Plus. Ms. Mitchko Beale builds the products, talent and platforms that create innovative entertainment and media services and supports DVR-Plus, Video On Demand, Subscription Video On Demand as well as multi-screen evolution and advanced interactive applications for digital television and broadband.

During Ms. Mitchko-Beale’s tenure with Cablevision, she has led creation of the content management and publishing systems for the interactive television platform, as well as advanced interactive applications for Digital Television and Broadband, bandwidth sharing and advanced streaming. In addition, she develops linear advanced advertising applications such as telescoping, addressable targeting and VOD dynamic insertion.

Ms. Mitchko-Beale has received many industry awards and acknowledgements throughout her career. She received an Emmy award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for Best Interactive Television Platform for Cablevision’s iO Interactive Television and a Technical Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms for Cablevision’s iO Interactive Optimum Digital Cable. Multichannel News named her a “Woman to Watch” in 2010 and named her as a “Wonder Woman” along with Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) in 2011. CableFAX has named her to its “Top Women in Cable Tech” list in 2010 and it’s “Digital Hot List” for 2012. Other accolades include the 2005 Pacesetter of the Year award for VOD Systems Innovation from CED and 2006 “Most Powerful Women” list from CableWorld.

Additionally, Ms. Mitchko-Beale teaches as a guest lecturer on “Advanced Technologies for Business Applications” and “Technology Innovation in Business” at NYU / Stern Graduate School. She is a Member of the NYU-Poly Enterprise Learning Board and serves as a mentor for WICT to help young women see the benefit of pursuing careers in cable and technology. Ms. Mitchko- Beale earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Poly.