Kay Kapoor, President, AT&T Government Solutions
Company:AT&T, Dallas, TX, USA
Company Description:AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation’s strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless cover
Nomination Category:Individual Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category:Female Executive of the Year – Business Products –More Than 2,500 Employees
Nomination Title: Kay Kapoor, President, AT&T Government Solutions
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated executive since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words):
Since July 1, 2014, Kay Kapoor has played both a leadership and hands-on role in several high-stakes information technology assignments for government agencies. Highlights include:
• Delivery of a set of AT&T services to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that allow VA physicians, clinicians, caregivers and technologists across the country to communicate and exchange vital information using mobile and connected devices, expanding care beyond the traditional setting and positively improving the lives of patients and families.
• Equipping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDC Foundation with AT&T mobility services and devices to rapidly establish early intervention efforts at airports in the United States. Using AT&T services and devices included in CDC’s CARE (Check And Report Ebola) kits, experts are able to actively monitor and communicate critical information between public health officials and travelers from the affected region.
• Helping the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) radically transform the way it delivers mail and packages. AT&T application solutions for USPS enable package tracking, customer text notifications, mobile point-of-sale services, post office transactions, as well as better service at USPS call centers and on USPS.com. By modernizing their technology the USPS is well-positioned to deliver in the increasingly competitive mail and package delivery market.
Since July 1, 2014, Ms. Kapoor continued her active involvement in multiple industry associations and organizations including the American Council for Technology/ Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC); the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), where she has co-led a mentorship panel and workshop; TechAmerica, where she co-chaired the Commission on Convergence; the Society of Women Engineers; and Women in Technology.
In addition, Ms. Kapoor:
• Was named a “Tech Titan” by Washingtonian on May 15, 2015: http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/tech-titans/washingtons-100-top-tech-leaders.php
• Was named to FCW’s Fed 100 on March 16, 2015: http://fcw.com/articles/2015/03/16/fed100_kapoor-kay.aspx
• On March 9, 2015, was named to the Wash100 most influential leaders in GovCon for her leadership role in promoting mentoring in telecommunications contracting. http://www.govconwire.com/?s=kay+kapoor
• Served as chairwoman of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region American Heart Ball on Feb. 28, 2015, helping the organization to raise nearly $1.2 million locally. http://www.washingtonexec.com/2015/03/2015-heart-ball-raises-nearly-1-2m-for-american-health-association/
• Was awarded by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) with its highest honor, the Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award on Oct. 27, 2014. Ms. Kapoor was honored with this accolade in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service and for her significant contributions to the federal information technology community. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141027005855/en/ATT%E2%80%99s-Kay-Kapoor-Receives-Janice-K.-Mendenhall#.ValcIKPD9p8
• Continued her support for ASHA for Women, a non-profit organization that serves South Asian women and children affected by domestic violence in the Washington DC area. Ms. Kapoor delivered the keynote at the organization’s 25th Anniversary event on Oct. 18, 2014. http://ashaforwomen.org/blog/meet-kay-kapoor-our-2014-gala-keynote-speaker/
Under Ms. Kapoor’s leadership, on Sept. 24, 2014, AT&T announced it will use Aspire investments to support its third consecutive year of sponsoring the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program. The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/att-renews-cyberpatriot-support-supplies-over-300-3g-sim-cards-for-program-use-276894731.html
Provide a brief biography of the nominated executive (up to 125 words):
Title: President, AT&T Government Solutions, AT&T Mobility and Business Solutions
Kay Kapoor leads a team of more than 2,000 AT&T professionals who are focused on delivering innovative technology and communications solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies.
Prior to joining AT&T, Kapoor served as CEO of Accenture Federal Services (AFS) where she led the U.S. Federal business as chairman and CEO. Before her tenure at Accenture, Kapoor worked for 20 years at Lockheed Martin, ultimately becoming Vice President and COO of Lockheed Martin’s $4.0B, 13,000 employee unit, IS&GS - Civil.
Ms. Kapoor has a Master’s degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University complemented by executive programs at MIT and Harvard University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland.