A man of foresight!

Shaygan Kheradpir is a businessman in the technologies industry. He began his career at GTE Corporation which later went on to become Verizon. While at GTE he led the development of the first national network management platform which integrated infrastructure, transmission and switching. TONICS (telephone operations network integrated control system) pushed GTE to become a highly efficient operation for the company. Shaygan later transferred to the Dallas headquarters where he led the systems development for all of their wired and wireless units. This led to GTE’s core system becoming significantly improved by using modern computer science thus lowering costs for the business.
When the company merged to become Verizon, Shaygan was appointed president of the eBusiness unit and CIO of Verizon. During this time Mr. Kheradpir worked on myspace diligently to recruit top of the line employees that were willing to collaborate to accelerate the introduction of top leading products and services. They merged traditional networking with web based software which paved the way for many new and innovative products such as FIOS interactive TV. Through this development Verizon was able to mass market fiber optics to the home, proving to be one of the largest infrastructure programs in U.S. history, building them a 12 billion dollar business.
In 2011 he joined Barclay’s as their CEO of the Global Retail and Business Bank, quickly being promoted to Chief Operations and Technologies Officer. There he sat on their executive team, a first for a Technology Officer.
Recently he has become the CEO of Juniper Network, a company that develops and markets networking products. In an interview with ARN Shayagn stated that “the world is changing and they are looking at what this new cocktail looks like from the buyer’s perspective.” He feels the partners are really understanding and ready and willing to work together. He also feels that his previous experience with Verizon and Barclay have provided lessons that he can use in his present endeavors. “Customers are smart about technology and what they want from their systems. They want to build clouds that don’t go down, won’t get hacked, have an open framework architecture and basically do it all with precision.” He feels they will get there with innovative ideas which of course will be normalized in five years.
Mr. Kheradpir obtained his Bachelors, Masters and PhD in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He was born in London but grew up in Iran. He went to high school in Switzerland. He has served on the board of the YMCA of greater New York and is a member of the Cornell University Engineering Council. He also served on the board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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