Tara Whitehead Stotland is the Chief Digital Officer, Communications Sector for Cognizant. She collaborates with the company’s partner ecosystem and internal digital business teams to drive next generation solutions for Cognizant’s Communications and Media clients.
Prior to joining Cognizant, Tara served as Senior Vice President of the Communications Sector of Aricent Group, a KKR owned company where she led a major turnaround of the Communications Division and helped drive a digital transformation of the core business. She has played leadership positions in nationally known companies such as IBM Global Services, Synchronoss Technologies, Amdocs, and EDS/HP Services.
Tara currently services at the President of Women in Cable Telecommunications, Greater Texas. She holds two undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University, a MBA from Goizueta Business School of Emory University, and an International Master degree from Nyrenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands.