Fari Ebrahimi is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Akamai. Mr. Ebrahimi is responsible for leading Akamai’s IT team to drive and scale end-to-end, secure, digital transformation across all business processes, and to maximize employee, partner and customer satisfaction while leveraging Akamai solutions.
Prior to Akamai, Mr. Ebrahimi served as SVP and Global CIO of Avaya, leading the company’s end-to-end digital transformation for 11,000 global employees, 10,000 partners, and thousands of customers worldwide. Helping to establish Avaya as a leader in Internet telephony, wireless data communications and customer relationship management software, Mr. Ebrahimi was responsible for employee and customer engagement of cloud and mobile technologies, while maximizing cost-savings through innovation and business process re-engineering.
Mr. Ebrahimi also spent 13 years at Verizon Communications in executive IT roles including President of Verizon Information Technologies, where he managed a global IT software and services P&L with annual revenues of $150M, and as SVP and CIO of Verizon Services Operations, leading over 4,000 technology professionals focused on streamlining operations across Verizon.
With 21 U.S. patents granted in his name, and 6 patent application publications, Mr. Ebrahimi is an active publisher and speaker at national and global forums on industry trends impacting today’s CIO.