The future of technology

Shaygan Kheradpir became the CEO of Juniper Networks in January 2014. Juniper Networks is a corporation based in Sunnyvale California, that develops networking software products. Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir is taking a no holds barred approach to running the firm. He believes in partnerships with a “ free from excuses” team of executives.

Before taking on his role as CEO of Juniper Networks, Kheradpir worked for several firms such as GTE Corporation. GTE merged with Bell Atlantic in the year 2000 to form Verizon. Verizon has gone on to become one of the largest telecommunications provider in the world. Shaygan Kheradpir on newsvine was an executive for Verizon for for eleven years serving as its CIO/CTO. While there, he led the company in developing new products and reduced company costs by thirty percent. Fios TV was one of the enhancements to technology that he led when he was with Verizon.

He moved on from there and became the COO/CTO at Barclays in 2013, a British banking corporation which is headquarter in London. While there, he led the beginning of Pingit, the new mobile service banking platform.

In an interview with ARN, Kheradpir talks about Juniper’s aspirations for the changing world and its technological needs and wants. He also stated that partners are a very important part of the team. They are out there in the field and understand what drives the customers transactions. Kheradpir spoke about the “cloud” and how so many companies with many different platforms are all heading in one direction which is building the cloud. Many customers already have their “cloud” systems in place but many are just in the beginning phases of building theirs. He and his company Juniper, will be there to assist in their endeavors. In five years from now the “cloud” will be the norm, but for now it needs to be nurtured. The nurturing comes in the form of a package for customers that does it all. No more piece mealing of parts. They do not want to purchase security, switches, routers and transports separately, they want it to be all included in a nice neat bundle. Kheradpir refers to Juniper as a “carrier class company.”

Although Mr. Kheradpir was born in London, he grew up in Iran and went to high school in Switzerland. He moved to the U.S. to attend Cornell University where he earned his bachelors, masters and doctorate in electrical engineering. He has held many positions on several corporate boards including the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology from 2010 to 2013. He served on the advisory board of the YMCA of greater New York from 2007 to 2010. He is also a member of the Cornell University Engineering Council.

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Joseph Bismark Discusses How to Stay Mentally And Physically Fit in asPire Magazine

Founding director of the Qi Group, Joseph Bismark, is the feature of asPire Magazine this month according to Reuters news agency. As part of the feature article Bismark talks about his exercise regime, vegetarian diet, apps for wellness, and literature. As you might gather, he focuses a great deal on his healthy lifestyle which is he well known for.

Bismark stated in the article that he is a large advocate of an holistic approach to wellness and takes time every day to participate in yoga, work out, cycle, and even swim. His weekly workouts are deigned to help him maintain his strength and flexibility and he uses rip:60 and kettleballs to stay nimble but strong. For tracking his time cycling her prefers to use MapMyRide since he can see his full training log and how far he went along with his average pace, speed, and how many calories are burned.

For a normal person, this much exercise might seem like a full day, but Joseph Bismark is not your normal businessman. He does all of this in addition to serving in his role as the Director of the QI Group because he believes that only a healthy well rounded person can be successful. To him, being personally well is just as important as being professionally sound. He works hard to model this behavior and encourages his employees to do the same. To this end he has set up plenty of opportunities and programs for his own employees because he thinks that when a person is healthy they are able to reach their fullest potential, and every person has the potential for greatness.

They are not words you hear from the average business leader, but once again, Bismark is anything but. He actually spent a few years in a monastery as a youth before emerging and deciding to enter the business world. This is perhaps where his focus on mindfulness has come from, but it seems to be one that is serving him quite well.

According to the article, he also teaches and lives the life of a yoga master as an instructor at the Singapore School of Meditation and Yoga. In addition, he uses SoundCloud to download chants and mantras that he can use during yoga to help improve his meditation. It doesn’t stop there however a she works out his brain via the Luminosity app for at least 15 minutes per day.

 

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