Who are our judges this year? Let’s meet Greg O’Brien.

Greg O’Brien has been a journalist for over 25 years, the last 20 of which have been spent exclusively covering the Canadian cable, radio, television and telecom sectors. He launched Cartt.ca, in May, 2005, and since then, it has become the industry’s news leader. In 2017, Cartt.ca launched FindTV, which is exactly what it sounds like – a way to help carrier customer service representatives find TV. FindTV is a fast, flexible way to help CSRs discover TV for their customers.

Greg has participated in and helped organize a number of industry events and has served as a speaker and moderator on multiple occasions.

This is his fifth year judging the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance’s awards.

Who are our judges this year? Let’s meet Suzanne Lamarre.

Suzanne Lamarre is a lawyer at the Quebec firm of Therrien Couture. She works primarily in the areas of telecommunications, radiocommunications and broadcasting law as a strategic advisor on regulatory and governmental matters at both the national and international level. Since December 2007, she has served as a member of the Disciplinary Council of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and, since 2015, she has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du Québec. She previously served on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) from 2008 to 2013.

This is Suzanne’s third year judging the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance’s awards.

 

Who are our judges this year? Let’s meet Matthew Polka.

Matthew M. Polka is President and CEO of the American Cable Association. He is responsible for the daily operations and affairs of the organization, an 800-member non-profit association dedicated to serving the interests of independent, smaller and medium-sized broadband, cable and phone businesses across the United States. The Association, whose cable, telco and municipal members serve nearly 8 million subscribers primarily in smaller/rural markets and competitive areas in all 50 states and in many U.S. territories, is the only group of its kind solely representing the concerns of such independent businesses before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, other federal agencies and in the 50 states.

This is Matt’s first year judging the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance’s awards.

Choose and link to a great video clip. You can include a link to a full show, or you can create a montage video – just be sure to keep the judging criteria in mind, and make sure our judges have enough material to review. Judging criteria are available for review in our submission guidelines, which can be found by clicking here.

Make sure your nomination is as complete as possible, and include as much detail as you can. You don’t have to write War and Peace, but you should probably include more than a single sentence. After all, Canada needs to know why your nominee deserves to win.

 

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Greg O’Brien has been a journalist for more than 26 years. He has spent the last 19 years exclusively covering the dynamic Canadian cable, radio, television and telecom sectors and all that now entails. Since he launched Cartt.ca on May 2, 2005, the site and its spinoffs have become must-reads in the industry – a place where thousands of professionals working in these once separate, but now undeniably intertwined, industries turn to for breaking news, in-depth feature stories, analysis and opinion about their industry.

No other industry news source in Canada is as committed to its readers – providing timely, in-depth, original stories, as well as breaking news written by seasoned professionals who know the business.

Greg has participated in and helped organize a number of industry events and has served as a speaker and moderator on multiple occasions. This is his fourth year helping judge the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance’s awards.