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 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, in a statement. “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.

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