Sowmyanarayan Sampath, CEO of Verizon Business
Sowmyanarayan Sampath, executive vice president for Verizon and CEO of Verizon Business, now runs a $31 billion organization focused on winning with 5G. We recently spoke about his vision, the current state of the industry, and what it takes to develop into a successful leader.
Karen Walker: Congratulations on your new role! When we last spoke, you said you were at Verizon because you wanted to be in “the business of business,” and you wanted to shape the telecommunication industry’s future. What is your vision for doing that in your new role as CEO for Verizon Business?
Sowmyanarayan Sampath: We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity for this business. Three big things are happening: cloud, broadband and mobility. Almost everything happening in the technology space touches one of these three things. And Verizon is in the business of those three…