Award Presented Jointly by WICT, SCTE•ISBE and Cablefax during virtual SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®
Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and Cablefax today announced Kim Keever winner of the prestigious 2020 Women in Technology Award. Keever, the SVP, Security, Analytics and Technology Services and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Cox Communications, is one of the most highly-regarded professionals in cable technology.
The Women in Technology Award was first launched in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women in cable technology. The annual award lauds the achievements of one woman who demonstrates outstanding professional achievement and significantly contributes to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry.
“We are proud to bestow this well-deserved recognition on Kim Keever. A recent graduate of WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI), Kim possesses all of the hallmarks of an exceptional leader. She is an innovator with a tremendous level of skill and knowledge and a proven track record of excellence. Kim’s steadfast commitment to advancing women in technology is exemplary and her continual investment in the professional development of the industry’s future leaders is unmatched. All of us at WICT congratulate Kim on this befitting honor,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO.
The 2019 WIT winner, Zenita Henderson and Kevin Hart, EVP & Chief Product and Technology Officer, Cox Communications, will co-present the 2020 Women in Technology Award during the virtual SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, on October 13 during its Industry Recognition Awards. As the 2020 Women in Technology Award recipient, Keever will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cablefax with an article detailing her numerous accomplishments.
“Kim Keever sets an ambitious pace and challenges the rest of us in the industry to follow,” said Zenita Henderson, vice president, marketing and business development for SCTE•ISBE. “When the Mirai botnet outbreak struck a few years ago, Kim made Cox a leading source of intelligence on the attack. She’s been central to Cox’s harnessing of data and analytics to create a more efficient, more effective operation. She continually invests in her career, but finds time to serve the community and mentor others. She is truly an inspiration to all of us.”
“Kim is the embodiment of technological skill and professionalism,” said Cablefax editorial director Amy Maclean. “Kim’s contributions stretch far beyond Cox. Not only has she grown in her own career, but she goes out of her way to mentor and nurture the next class of future WIT winners. She’s an innovator and leader who will undoubtedly continue to affect positive change within the industry for years to come.”
In addition to Keever, past recipients of the award include Zenita Henderson, Noopur Davis, Debi Picciolo, Theresa Hennesy, Vibha Rustagi, Sherita Ceasar, Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, Jennifer Yohe Wagner, Susan Adams, Leslie Ellis, Barbara Jaffe, Carolyn Terry, Vicki Marts, Charlotte Field, Nomi Bergman, Christy Martin, Yvette Kanouff, Pam Nobles and Pam Arment.
About Kim Keever
Kim Keever is SVP, Security, Analytics and Technology Services, and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Cox Communications (CCI) in Atlanta, Georgia. Her teams are responsible for all aspects of Information Security; the Technology, Product and Operations Center of Excellence (COE) for Analytics; and for Technology people programs. Since joining Cox, Kim has built an industry-recognized security practice and expanded a high-performing COE that transformed the use of analytics, resulting in significant cost savings.
In early 2016, Kim’s team received an innovation award from CSO Magazine, and Kim was named a top woman in technology by Multichannel News. Each year from 2017-2019, Kim was named one of the most powerful women in cable by Cablefax. She was a 2018 Women in Technology (WIT) honoree in the large/enterprise organization category, and early in 2019, she was named the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year for the Southeast Region. In November 2019, Kim was named the North American Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year in the Commercial category.
Kim worked in the Coca-Cola system from 2009 to 2014. There she served as the Vice President of Information Security and Controls for Coca-Cola Refreshments and CISO for the Bottling Investments Group. In that role, her team was responsible for strategic security direction, identity and access management, information protection, business continuity and the oversight of regulatory compliance. During that time, her team significantly reduced security risk, improved controls and transformed ongoing operational processes to enable sustainability of these controls. In 2014, she was recognized as a top leader in the security industry by CSO Magazine, and her team won an award for innovative security initiatives delivering business value.
Prior to joining the Coca-Cola system, Kim served for eight years as the Chief Information Officer and executive team member for Invesco Retirement Plan Services. Her team was responsible for all of technology including application development, deployment, support and infrastructure. Kim also served as Invesco’s Global Director of Information Technology Audit where she was responsible for developing Invesco’s first information technology internal audit function.
Kim is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has served as a member of several industry associations and boards including the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council V. She is active in volunteer organizations including the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Technology Advisory Board and supports homeless shelters located in Atlanta.
WICT is a global organization whose mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For over 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,500 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Charter Communications and Comcast NBCUniversal are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter for more information.
SCTE•ISBE is envisioning the future of connectivity, today. Through technological leadership and innovation in the cable industry, SCTE•ISBE is creating a more connected world. As a not-for-profit member organization, SCTE•ISBE moves member companies forward through continuous training for the workforce of tomorrow and by putting leaders into the conversations that matter. In partnership with Cable Labs® and NCTA, SCTE•ISBE is building the future of 10G, leveraging its expertise for the acceleration and deployment of technology. More at www.scte.org.
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