Shaygan Kheradpir’s Contribution in Business Technology

Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO Coriant Management team, is a Cornell University Ph.D. graduate in electrical engineering. He joined the company at the beginning of 2015 but was only promoted to CEO in September 2015. Shaygan Kheradpir on ireport.cnn has worked in various companies including Barclays and Juniper Networks. Shaygan grew up in Iran but was born in England. He went to Aiglon College, a high school in Switzerland. All his University learning was acquired from Cornell University in the USA.

GTE Laboratories gave Shaygan his first job. While at GTE he dealt with network routing and control. He would rise to the Chief Information Officer position and later to CIO when GTE became Verizon Communication after merging with Bell Atlantic.

Verizon FiOS
While working for Verizon, Shaygan Kheradpir’s contributions lead to the deployment of FiOS. Through Verizon, many homes in the United States were able to access fiber. FiOS operates through fiber-optic networks. Internet access, telephone and television services are all brought home through the Verizon FiOS.

Barclay’s Pingit
After GTE and Verizon, Shaygan was employed as the Chief Operations Officer at Barclays. At Barclays, his contribution to customer products saw the development of Pingit. Pingit, a mobile payment software, was launched in February 2012 by Barclays. Initially, this system of receiving and sending money was only availed to current account holders at Barclays over 18 years of age. Later all current account holders in the UK above the age of 16 years were accommodated.

Pingit application is available on Blackberry OS, Windows Phone, and iOS Android gadgets. The development of Pingit lead to the promotion of Shaygan to Chief Operations and Technology Officer. By July 2015, Pingit was available in shops and for online transactions due to Barclay’s collaboration with Zapp.

Written Works
Shaygan Kheradpir, a Ph.D. graduate, has contributed numerous written materials to the faculty of engineering and management. In 1998, he co-authored a report titled "Management for the new Millennium". In 1996, he teamed up with other authorities to write the book "Dynamic bandwidth-allocation and path-restoration in SONET self-healing networks." "Design and Deployment of an Integrated Network Management System for a Large Telco Network" was written in 1994 with colleagues in the tech world. About telephone operations, Khaeradpir together with others compiled "Real-Time Management of Telephone Operating Company Networks: Issues and Approaches" in 1993. These are just but a few of the contributions Shaygan has made to academia. His writing goes all the way back to 1988 when together with a colleague he wrote the book "Real-time control of robot manipulators in the presence of obstacles."

Other Contributions
Kheradpir has sat on many boards where he has made his contributions to the techno industry. He sat on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from 2010-2013. Prior to this, he served on the in New York in the YMCA. He has a membership at Cornell University’s Engineering Council.

As Juniper Network CEO, Kheradpir was interviewed in 2014. He said that he believed in "focus around the customer." He believes in executing without excuses.

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