Fortune 100 | episode 491

Verizon Global CIO Shankar Arumugavelu says 5G is a "total game changer"

Shankar Arumugavelu is the senior vice president and global chief information officer of Verizon, a leading telecommunications conglomerate with revenues exceeding $131 billion annually. In this role, Shankar is responsible for the company’s Information Technology strategy, architecture, development and management of the information systems portfolio, continued evolution of digital platforms, and operation of all supporting infrastructure. Shankar has been with Verizon for nearly 25 years, originally joining the firm when it was known as GTE. October 05, 2020

Verizon Global CIO Shankar Arumugavelu discusses 

  • His role as the Global CIO of Verizon
  • The five questions embedded in the company’s IT strategy, and the company’s approach to change management
  • How the company transitioned to a remote workforce 
  • The framework the company developed to guide it through the pandemic
  • Shankar’s front row seat in Verizon’s technological evolutions over the past 20+ years
  • The three prongs to the company’s 5G strategy
  • How the company uses AI

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

"While we have had significant improvements in the previous G's, the previous generation of the wireless technology, 5G is totally a game-changer."

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

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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