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shaygan kheradpir
Attended Cornell University
Lived in Waltham, New York
Shaygan Kheradpir, Ph.D., is executive vice president and chief information officer for Verizon Communications. He is responsible for the information technology initiatives of all Verizon business units. 

Prior to assuming his present responsibilities Kheradpir was senior vice president and chief information officer for Verizon Telecom, with oversight of all information technology initiatives for Verizon’s Wireline unit. Kheradpir leads technology development and innovation for key Verizon initiatives, including having developed and implemented the systems and products for Verizon’s all-fiber network -- FiOS.

Prior to becoming CIO, Shaygan was president of the eBusiness Group for Verizon, responsible for eBusiness design, implementation and performance. This includes eBusiness systems and operations, e-products and services development, customer acquisition and retention, sales and using the Internet as a distribution channel for all Verizon products and services. In that position, he directed one of the most complex server integrations ever with the redesign of

Prior to the Bell Atlantic / GTE merger, Kheradpir was vice president - Information Technology, Enterprise Systems for GTE, a position he held since August 1998. Enterprise Systems was an organization of more than 4,000 Information Technology professionals across GTE National Operations. Kheradpir was responsible for GTE - IT strategy, architecture, development, production support and deployment. 

Prior to that, he had served as assistant vice president - Information Technology since 1996. 

Kheradpir joined GTE in 1987. In 1994, he was named vice president - GTE Labs, where he directed the company's Software Systems Lab. 

From 1992-94, he was adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Northeastern University. 

He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers and serves on Cornell University's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering's advisory council and on the Sun Microsystems' technology advisory council. The National Academy of Engineering selected Kheradpir as one of the nation's 85 outstanding young engineers in 1996. Kheradpir has written more than 20 journal papers and holds one U.S. patent.

He earned bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
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