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Radhika  Venkatraman

Radhika Venkatraman

  • Senior Vice President, Network & Technology
  • Verizon

Radhika Venkatraman is SVP and CIO supporting the Network and Technology organization at Verizon. She has 19+ years of expertise in telecommunications and technology and has held several leadership positions in Verizon. She is responsible for supporting new network technology and all the operating systems for network products offered to consumer, enterprise and wholesale customers on a global basis. She also has responsibility for analytics and orchestration functions for Verizon networks. These systems provide automation of major functions like inventory management, engineering and construction, service and infrastructure provisioning, service assurance, surveillance and work process optimization. She also has responsibility for transforming Verizon networks to become SDN/NFV based.

She is currently on the board of TM Forum, a global trade association trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, service providers and suppliers to help them continuously transform to succeed in the digital economy.

Stem Connector honored Radhika Venkatraman in 2014 as one of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM.
Prior to her current role at Verizon, Radhika worked very closely with leadership teams in Strategy, Finance and Operations and had responsibility for driving large scale enterprise wide changes that were cross functional in nature and focused on expanding margin and growth while operating efficiently and delighting customers.

Prior to this role, Radhika Venkatraman was the Vice President for IT - Enterprise Sales Life Cycle and Ordering systems. She was also the Verizon Lean Six Sigma Lead for Information Technology. She led a global team of 1,200 professionals and revolutionized the way Verizon delivers services to its enterprise clients, which serves 99% of Fortune 500 companies. The transformation effort, called Rapid Delivery, created one global process from quote to billing and accelerates solution delivery.

She has a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India and 2 master’s degrees, one in Computer Aided Engineering and another in Computer Science, both from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.