Speakers

Shameka Young

Shameka Young

Position

VP, Communications, Media and Technology Management Consulting & Digital Infrastructure

Company

Cognizant

Description

Shameka Young is Vice President within Cognizant Consulting. Additionally, she leads the digital infrastructure solution group within Communications, Media & Technology to help clients accelerate digital transformation with proven, repeatable innovations.

With over 20 years of executive management consulting experience driving financial and operational profitability for global clients, her experience spans global telecommunications and cable clients for whom she conducts best-practice benchmarking and digital operational assessments, constructs “skin in the game” client opportunities and delivers global software development programs; she has driven and supported programs across North and South America, Asia and Europe.

Prior to Cognizant, Shameka spent 14 years in Accenture’s Communications and High Tech industry with a specialized focus within the network practice. There she focused on strategic and technical consulting services to national and global companies in the telecommunications, high tech and retail industries. She led client programs at the intersection of business and technology to drive greater operational capabilities and profitability.

Shameka has a passion for coaching young adults on the importance of personal financial accountability, career management and leadership development. She supports non-profits which focus on inspiring at-risk youth and the communities they live in by providing exposure and access to powerful educational, cultural and career-related experiences. She serves as a leader and mentor within Cognizant’s Women Empowered initiative and regional advisor in Texas. Additionally, Shameka is the Scholarship Chair for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Greater Texas.

She’s a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin.

Sessions

Create a World of Intelligence Through Connected Things

Cognizant

Partner Programs Tuesday, Oct 22 14:00 - 17:00 406 (Concourse Level 2) Disruptive Innovation
Shameka Young is Vice President within Cognizant Consulting. Additionally, she leads the digital infrastructure solution group within Communications, Media & Technology to help clients accelerate digital transformation with proven, repeatable innovations. With over 20 years of executive management consulting experience driving financial and operational profitability for global clients, her experience spans global telecommunications and cable clients for whom she conducts best-practice benchmarking and digital operational assessments, constructs \"skin in the game\" client opportunities and delivers global software development programs; she has driven and supported programs across North and South America, Asia and Europe. Prior to Cognizant, Shameka spent 14 years in Accenture’s Communications and High Tech industry with a specialized focus within the network practice. There she focused on strategic and technical consulting services to national and global companies in the telecommunications, high tech and retail industries. She led client programs at the intersection of business and technology to drive greater operational capabilities and profitability. Shameka has a passion for coaching young adults on the importance of personal financial accountability, career management and leadership development. She supports non-profits which focus on inspiring at-risk youth and the communities they live in by providing exposure and access to powerful educational, cultural and career-related experiences. She serves as a leader and mentor within Cognizant’s Women Empowered initiative and regional advisor in Texas. Additionally, Shameka is the Scholarship Chair for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Greater Texas. She’s a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin.

Planting the Seed: Inspiring Girls & Women in STEM

Open SummitsWomen4Tech Wednesday, Oct 23 15:00 - 15:30 408A (Concourse Level 2)
Shameka Young is Vice President within Cognizant Consulting. Additionally, she leads the digital infrastructure solution group within Communications, Media & Technology to help clients accelerate digital transformation with proven, repeatable innovations. With over 20 years of executive management consulting experience driving financial and operational profitability for global clients, her experience spans global telecommunications and cable clients for whom she conducts best-practice benchmarking and digital operational assessments, constructs \"skin in the game\" client opportunities and delivers global software development programs; she has driven and supported programs across North and South America, Asia and Europe. Prior to Cognizant, Shameka spent 14 years in Accenture’s Communications and High Tech industry with a specialized focus within the network practice. There she focused on strategic and technical consulting services to national and global companies in the telecommunications, high tech and retail industries. She led client programs at the intersection of business and technology to drive greater operational capabilities and profitability. Shameka has a passion for coaching young adults on the importance of personal financial accountability, career management and leadership development. She supports non-profits which focus on inspiring at-risk youth and the communities they live in by providing exposure and access to powerful educational, cultural and career-related experiences. She serves as a leader and mentor within Cognizant’s Women Empowered initiative and regional advisor in Texas. Additionally, Shameka is the Scholarship Chair for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Greater Texas. She’s a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin.