Created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women technology professionals, the annual Women in Technology Award acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding professional growth while contributing to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry. The Women in Technology Award is presented in partnership with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and Cablefax. Please click here for more information on this award.
2015 Women in Technology Honoree
Vibha Rustagi leads itaas, a Cognizant Company. The company's knowledge of the complete digital video ecosystem helps cutting-edge cable, telecommunications, and technology companies deliver a broad range of services to consumer devices such as set-tops, tablets, and smartphones.
In 1999, Rustagi was one of the three founders of itaas and served as CEO and President until the 2014 acquisition by Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Her expertise and strategic vision grew itaas from a three-person start-up to a financially sound and successful company.
Having been involved in the cable and telecommunications industries for more than 20 years, Rustagi started her career at Scientific-Atlanta, now Cisco, where she was integrally involved in the design and launch of the first digital networks and was awarded seven patents.
Rustagi holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from Georgia State University. Over the years, she has been honored by the cable industry - she is one of twelve cable executives in the Communications Technology Cable Hall of Fame and Cablefax named her one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable. Multichannel News spotlighted Rustagi as one of three women who have made significant achievements in technology positions. At the 2014 Cable Show, she was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers. And, at the 2015 INTX Show, Rustagi was awarded the most prestigious award in the cable industry - The Vanguard Award for Associates and Affiliates.
WICT recognizes Bright House Networks as the
Presenting Sponsor of the Women in Technology Award