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The 2024 CTAM Canada Mentorship Program

We are excited to kick off the second instalment of the CTAM Canada Mentorship Program. This program aims to help connect those Mentors & Mentees across our industry so that you can impart your industry knowledge on the next generation of telecommunications champions – or get some extra knowledge yourself!

We are accepting applications from now until May 31st 2024. Check out the FAQs and application form here 

Our Education and Membership Co-Chairs will review all applications and pair people up with the Mentor or Mentee that matches their criteria best.

CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Doganieri, our 2024 Harvard Essay Winner! Read her winning essay here!

The Cable Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School is a world-class management development experience for Leaders from across all disciplines in the media/entertainment/technology industry. 

Attendees will benefit from an intensive week with top Harvard Business School professors and selected industry luminaries focused on business strategy, marketing and management principles within a curriculum that’s built around detailed case study problems. It is a stimulating, demanding program that challenges minds, invigorates careers and will ready you for the next generation of challenges. ​

Last year's winner shared her fantastic experience with us below!

Check back to read what Lisa has to say upon her return this summer. 

The Experience of a Lifetime

Michelle Vaters, Senior Manager, Contest Sales & Distribution, Canada at The Walt Disney Company had the opportunity to participate in the 2023 edition which took place from June 11th to 16th. 

Read about Michelle's experience here: 
The Experience of a Lifetime by Michelle Vaters

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  • 2023: Michelle Vaters, Senior Manager, Contest Sales & Distribution, Canada at The Walt Disney Company
  • 2022 : David Legault, Senior Manager, Content Operations Broadcast & VOD, Stingray
Read about David's experience here  
  • 2021 : Conor O'Halloran, Sales Analyst, Bell Media
Read about Conor's experience.
  • 2019:  Drew Robinson, Vice President, Content Distribution, Corus Entertainment
  • 2018: Andy Garrett, Director of Product Management and Affiliate Relations, Eastlink
  • 2017: Julie Kumaria, Vice President, Marketing and Content Distribution, Hollywood Suite 
  • 2016: Valerie Heroux, Senior Director, Programming Multiplatform Broadcast, Videotron
  • 2015: Jennifer Salmon, VP Contracts, Canadian Cable Systems Alliance
  • 2014: Andrew Eddy, VP, Content and Programming, Shaw Communications

Here's what Drew Robinson had to say about the experience

After years of hearing so many great things about the Cable Executive Management course at Harvard Business School, I was truly honoured to be the recipient of CTAM Canada’s scholarship in 2019. 

It had been over 15 years since I’d last stepped into a classroom and I was equally intimidated and excited.  While I had heard stories about how much reading was required in preparation for the class work, you really cannot appreciate how intense and comprehensive this course is until the case studies arrive.  For weeks in advance, I sat at home reading case study after case study, making notes and trying to figure out how shipping yards, mattress stores or investment firms has anything to do with PayTV. 

When I arrived on campus, the facilities had everything one would expect from a school like Harvard.  The dorms were immaculate and while the course work impressive, it’s the people you meet that made the entire experience memorable. 

On that note, the most humbling part of this program takes place when you first step into the classroom and come face to face with dozens of industry Executives, representing some of the biggest brands in television.  While the case studies provide a platform for everyone to organize their thoughts, the real learning comes from the discussion and different perspectives that emerge as everyone makes their way through the case studies, each one facilitated by brilliant and personable professors. 

I highly recommend this program and thank CTAM Canada making it possible.  


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