Coriant and its New CEO Shaygan Kheradpir

Coriant was established in 2013 by the combine force of three tech companies, Siemens Networks Optical Networks together with Sycamore Networks and Tellabs. Coriant serves operators in over 100 countries. Its clients include content providers, government agencies, mobile and fixed-line operators, cable MSOs, utility companies and Cloud and Data operators. According Wikipedia, the enterprise specializes in selling a host of industry-tested hardware and software solutions which include optical transmission in the backbone network of mobile, data and voice networks. Some of the company’s popular packet optical transport solutions are 7610 Service Edge Platform, Coriant Groove 630-DCO and hiT 7300 Multi-Haul transport platform.

In the specialty market, Coriant is focused on developing innovative and dynamic networking solutions for everyday use; these solutions are designed to match the fast changing cloud-enabled business environment and adapt to the changing demands of end-user applications. The benefits of using the company’s range of SDN-enabled, streaming transportation solutions according to Coriant.com include; improved utilization of multi-layer networking resources; reduced operating complexity and opportunity to enabling operators to create new revenue generating services.

About Shaygan Kheradpir
Shaygan Kheradpir is the current CEO and Board Chairman of Coriant. According to the Coriant company website, Shaygan is a well-known quantity when it comes to business and technology. He boasts close to 30 years of executive experience across a number of sectors including technology, telecom and financial services sectors. Shaygan started his career at GTE Corporation before moving to Verizon as Executive Vice President and CEO as well as leader of the company’s modernization and innovation initiatives. One of the products he oversaw at Verizon was FiOS. The program involved an investment of $20 billion in infrastructure.

Shaygan has also held executive positions at Barclays and Juniper Networks. At Barclays, he headed the vastly successful TRANSFORM program. The program was created to transform the bank, by lining it with its 21st century aspirations. The program targeted 50 countries. Shaygan was appointed the CEO of Juniper Networks in January 2014. At Juniper Networks, Shaygan was charged with implementing the firm’s Integrated Operating Plan and executing strategic growth markets for High IQ Networking and Cloud Builder. Shaygan is a graduate of Cornell University. He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering, a feat he achieved between 1979 and 1987.