Cox Names Rose Kirkland to New Technology VP Position


ATLANTA – Cox Communications has appointed Rose Kirkland as vice president of relationships, requirements and portfolio management.  


In this role, she will manage capital planning and project prioritization processes from concept through implementation. Kirkland will also serve as the primary point of contact for business leaders and will be responsible for defining business requirements during the planning and analysis phase of technology initiatives and for end-to-end program management of delivered solutions. This will be a critical role as the company continually builds its technology organization to optimally support business needs.


"The telecommunications industry is more competitive than ever before, and technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. In this environment, it is critical that our technology organization partners effectively with Cox leaders to achieve mission clarity and drive delivery through common processes," said Kevin Hart, executive vice president and chief technology officer. "Rose will help ensure that business requirements are clearly understood and projects are delivered on time and within scope and budget."


Kirkland’s experience and leadership in transformation projects will be valuable as Cox evolves its technology organization and embarks on eventual projects such as OSS/BSS replacement.


Before joining Cox, Kirkland led large business transformation programs for Capgemini’s Communications clients in the U.S. and Europe, including planning and roadmap development, product analysis and selection, architecture definition, software development, quality assurance, user training, data migration and system deployment.


Kirkland also spent 12 years at BellSouth as executive director of information technology - software delivery. In this role, she directed a global delivery team of 350 resources and was responsible for all application architecture, software development and implementation for BellSouth's retail billing systems, including several large transformation projects. While at BellSouth, Kirkland also served as program manager for DSL delivery, director of performance measurement and third party testing and other executive positions.


She holds a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and a master's certificate in project management from George Washington University. Kirkland is married to Jason Chambers and has one daughter, Katie.


About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. 

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at y


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