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Forum on World Class IT - 319 Interviews and Podcasts

Welcome to the Forum on World Class IT podcast series, a collection of exclusive interviews with Chief Information Officers and other IT industry thought leaders. Learn from the experts on how best to establish a truly World Class IT organization.

Roger Gurnani
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November 30, 2015: Roger Gurnani, Chief Information and Technology Architect of Verizon Communications

Among other topics, Roger discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • What his title of Chief Information and Technology Architect encompasses
  • His strategic imperatives that he and his team are pursuing
  • The digital revolution and how he has handled the pace of change within the organization
  • ThinkSpace and the Internet of Things within Verizon
  • His career path and his experience within multiple areas of Verizon’s large organization
  • How talent management is undertaken at the organization
  • Eye on the Trends:  Digital, Cloud Technology, 5G Wireless Technology

Roger Gurnani’s Biography

Roger Gurnani is an Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Architect at Verizon Communications, a $127 billion provider of 4G wireless, fiber-optic broadband, and Global Internet network services.  In that role, he is responsible for developing and guiding the technology strategy and investments.

Roger had been with Verizon since its inception in 2000, holding multiple roles.  Prior to his current role, Roger was the Chief Information Officer.

Roger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science degree in System Engineering from Auburn University.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview