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About our speaker:
Shaygan Kheradpir is a senior business and technology executive with a track record of transformational results in Telecom, Financial Services, and Technology: Verizon (Group CIO & CTO), Barclays (Group COO), Juniper Networks (CEO), Coriant (Chairman & CEO).
Shaygan began his career at GTE Corporation, and subsequently was appointed Verizon's EVP & Chief Information Officer and member of the executive leadership team driving the systems modernization, efficiency, innovation and pioneering product initiatives, including a series of converged internet & telecom products, interactive TV, and FiOS (fiber to the home), one of the largest infrastructure programs in the U.S. with a capital investment of over $20 billion. Shaygan next joined Barclays Bank as Chief Operations and Technology Officer and also served as a member of the bank’s Executive Committee. At Barclays, he held a leadership role in the creation of the company’s TRANSFORM program, a historical transformation of the bank for the 21st century across 50 countries with 150 thousand employees - driving pioneering innovations in financial services in products such as mobile-money and in process breakthroughs via big data, AI, cloud, and consumerized devices. Following this role, he became CEO of Juniper Networks, where he developed an Integrated Operating Plan for the company and focused execution on the strategic growth markets of Cloud Builder & High IQ Networking.
Most recently, Shaygan served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Coriant, a supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operators in over 100 countries, including 9 of the top 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers (CSPs). At Coriant, they pioneered the Hyperscale Carrier Architecture- HCA - enabling step function performance and cost improvements in super high-speed clouds and 5g wireless backhaul.
Shaygan holds a Ph.D., master's, and bachelor's in engineering from Cornell University. He has multiple patents spanning telecom, media, and payments, and was on the advisory board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology and on the Cornell University Engineering Council.
He is on a number of company boards, served on advisory board of United States National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), was elected to the global CIO Hall of Fame, and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.