DCTC alumnus to be honored with Emmy


1982 graduate Tony Werner will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the recipients of the 68th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards and among the winners is Dakota County Technical College alumnus Tony Werner. Werner will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award Jan. 7 2017 during the awards ceremony.tony-werner

According to a statement released by NATAS, Werner serves as President of Technology and Product for Comcast Cable.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology and Product organization, including innovation, development and operations. The Technology and Product team leads the design and development of Comcast’s customer-facing products, including the X1 Entertainment Operating System, second-screen apps, and ultra-fast home Internet and Wi-Fi. The organization also leads software development, systems engineering, next-generation access networks, cloud computing, technical operations and R&D within Comcast.

Under Tony’s leadership, Comcast has completed major platform developments, including DOCSIS 3.0, the Digital terminal Adapter/all-digital transition and the X1 platform.  . In 2015, Comcast became the first company to connect a gigabit-class DOCSIS 3.1 modem on a customer-facing network.

The Technology and Product organization also designs and builds new X1 features like Kids Zone, the Sports App and X1 Voice Remote.

Prior to joining Comcast in 2006, 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. He has more than 25 years of engineering and technical management experience, having also held senior management positions with Qwest Communications, Aurora Networks, TeleCommunications, Inc. (TCI)/AT&T Broadband, Rogers Communications, Inc., and RCA Cablevision Systems.

Tony serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Foundation (2015-16 term).

A 1982 graduate of Dakota County Technical College  with a degree in Telecommunications, Tony resides in Philadelphia.