Almost everybody in North America has seen the success of the Verizon brand over the course of the late 1990s and early 21st century. What is less known is the role a single electrical engineer played in pushing the company forward through his own technical innovation and his excellent business sensee. Shaygan Kheradpir is one of the best known names in electrical engineering and has embarked on one of the best respected careers in the history of the growth of technology. The way Shaygan Kheradpir on recode has moved through his career now stands as a model for those who are leaving educational institutions and looking to embark on a career in technology based services.
Shaygan Kheradpir has lived in a range of different countries and takes an international approach to the way he conducts business, which has led to a number of successes that have been achieved throughout his career. Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London, England, but was brought up in his family’s ancestral country of Iran. From Iran, the education and career of Kheradpir continued in an international way with his move to the US and university studies completed Cornell University where he completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
The career of Shaygan Kheradpir moved at a fast pace after he completed his studies and joined the prestigious GTE labs, which was one of the pioneer’s of cell and wireless technology in the late 20th century. Kheradpir was already well known for both his technology based work and his business sense when Verizon merged with GTE and the development of technology was made a priority for the merged company. Shaygan Kheradpir quickly took up a new role within Verizon of Chief Technology Officer and looked to make changes to the way technology was developed and how information technology was used within the company.
Verizon were looking for the best ways of using the latest technology that was being developed by Kheradpir and his team at what was GTE Labs. The rise through the business ranks of Shayan Kheradpir can be linked to his realization that the world of technology had to be linked in with the business side of the company. Understanding this was important for Kheradpir, who quickly began to look at how best to make sure the work his team was completing was developed as quickly and easily as possible. Shaygan Kheradpir hit upon an idea that has now grown in popularity throughout the technology industry, which is the use of small teams devoted to developing specific areas of a new technology. This was accompanied by a 30 day deadline introduced by Kheradpir on all prototypes that would be developed for Verizon. Adding an overall look at the way the information technology of Verizon was being organized was the final piece in the puzzle of Kheradpir’s career growth when he reduced the level of costs for the IT department of Verizon through outsourcing certain services.