Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London in 1950, however he grew up in Iran. He knew early that he enjoyed technology and engineering which would become his focus in life. His ability to fuse business with technology has helped him gain prominence in both the business and engineering sectors.
Shaygan Kheradpir’s earliest success was not his career but his education at Cornell University. While attending Cornell University on ireport.cnn.com he earned his bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering. This gave him an incredible amount of knowledge in his field and would be the setup to his successful career in the technology world.
GTE Laboratories would be Shaygan Kheradpir’s first entry into his technology career. He joined GTE in 1987 and became the Chief Information Officer (CIO) before the company merged with Bell Atlantic forming Verizon Communications in 2000. While Kheradpir started as the president of Verizon’s e-business he would go onto become the CIO and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within his first year.
While working for Verizon Kheradpir helped the company move into different telecommunication services, while also helping automation of some operations. His work at Verizon included him implementing a prototype cycle that allowed for rapid testing of new products, while allowing for changes to be made to cut down overall research time.
Shaygan Kheradpir had a team of around 7,000 staff whom often worked late hours. His team is credited with helping on FiOS fiber optic video, and iobi. The creation of iobi allowed users to manage address books, caller ID and numerous other features across multiple devices at one time.
While at Verison, Shaygan Kheradpir also helped implement better solutions at the call center, website and the automated customer service system. With his success, Verizon saw a 2% decrees in budget for technology related expenses.
With the knowledge learned from Kheradpir’s time at Verizon he was able to further his career by joining Barclays in 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Here he helped create the product Pingit, which is mobile payment software. He later became CTO while still holding his original COO position at the company.
Shaygan Kheradpir’s excellent knowledge in business and his experience helped him when he joined Juniper Networks as CEO in 2014. He helped develop a restructuring plan to help cut costs, at the same time he helped consolidate many products and research and development costs.
After helping Juniper Networks, Shaygan Kheradpir joined Coriant as CEO and chairman of the board. He has also served on various boards including National Institute of Standards and Technology, YMCA of Greater New York and on the Cornell University Engineering Council. Shaygan Kheradpir continues to push technology and the benefits of its use in businesses.