Innovation is to bring forth a product, service, or an idea that has not been around yet. To do this right you must combine insight of what will be needed by customers in the near future and the ability to put resources together to flesh it out in the real world. People and companies that focus on serving their customers with relevant resources find innovation comes easier; it is putting first things first as they say. The company Coriant is known for innovation; Shaygan Kheradpir is also known for this. Perhaps this is why Coriant brought him on board to work with them.
Shaygan has developed himself into a proven innovative leader. He has acquired the knowledge by completing Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees in electrical engineering. His trail is sprinkled with new ideas, programs, teams, and services that companies are still benefiting from today. This started with his first job at GTE where the Wall Street Journal noted him for being respected because he delivered new products on schedule.
He was the first CIO/CTO at Verizon, which are being the Chief Information Officer & Chief Technology Officer. While there he developed teams of people that came up with new ideas that could be tested quickly. During his time at Barclay’s he became the first person who was a technology executive to sit on the executive team.
Coriant is a company that has clearly established itself as an innovative leader in their industry. They are international network solution organization that has customers in over 100 countries now. They are always on the cutting edge of providing relevant products and services for these customers with over 1800 patents on their innovations. Coriant had been working with Shaygan on a project; he was familiar with the company’s culture, goals and strategies, so it made sense to bring him on board full time.
The marriage per se of these two innovators, Shaygan and Coriant, should make their customers very satisfied in the years to come. As of September 2014 he is now the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. His focus will be developing new solutions that matter the most to their users around the world.