Tamara Franklin

IBM, VP, Media and Entertainment, Industry Solutions

A native of New Jersey, Tamara Franklin served as vice president and chief digital officer for North America through 2018 and was recently named vice president, media and entertainment, industry solutions. Prior to that, she was EVP of digital at Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel) where she oversaw the company’s digital business units to coordinate overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated company-wide approach to digital video production and distribution. Franklin has also contributed to the success of Turner Broadcasting Systems, Motorola, Bain & Company, and Knight-Ridder newspapers.

Franklin has been recognized as one of Multichannel News’ “Wonder Women,” one of Cynopsis Media’s “Most Intriguing People”, one of Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America”, and one of Black Enterprise’s “Most Powerful Women in Corporate America".

Franklin earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

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