It is always important to remember that as long as technology has existed, there has always been a change in how it functions and its ability to adapt as time goes on. Coriant is a telecommunications business that is very much aware of how this works.
Coriant is the name of a company in the telecom industry that was first founded in 2013, when it was originally a part of the Nokia Siemens Networks business, which in turn was being owned by Marlin Equity Partners. By the late spring of 2013, the company announced its independence and would be running as its own entity.
The man in charge of keeping Coriant in the news is CEO Shaygan Kheradpir. Kheradpir was recently appointed to be the CEO of the company after he spent much of his time working alongside many of the vendors that operated closely with the company. With him operating as the CEO now, he replaces former CEO Pat DiPietro, who is now serving as the company’s vice chairman. As for Kheradpir, he got his start living in Iran for most of his youth, after being born in London but then choosing to start his college career at Cornell University. There, he attained his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees all in the field of electrical engineering.
Upon completing his college studies, Shaygan Kheradpir then took on his first job at GTE Laboratories, working as a network and routing manager there. He became so good at his job that his employers decided to name him the chief information officer (CIO) of the company. In the year 2000, GTE had formed a merger with Bell Atlantic and the new company now became Verizon. While at Verizon, Kheradpir still served as the CIO and his main responsibility was forming small teams at the company that would be tasked with developing new ideas to market and build on that technology. Over the course of his tenure, he was able to reduce the number of information technology staff and the budget as well, and even managed to cut down on spending down by negotiating with company vendors.