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Pari Bajpay Senior Vice President Digital Platforms Development at CenturyLink


Pari Bajpay joined CenturyLink in 2016 as the Senior Vice President of Digital Platform Development, which includes major transformational and automation initiatives in the Networking and Information Technology space. His strategy focuses on five key areas of transformation which are Customer Experience Transformation, Process Transformation, Service Delivery Transformation, Infrastructure Transformation and Network Transformation.  He and his teams are responsible for Architecture, Design and Delivery of Digital Transformation initiatives critical to achieving CenturyLink’s strategic growth priorities. Through implementation of his Digital Transformation Strategy, Pari is driving an Improved Customer Experience, Operational Excellence and Profitable Revenue Performance.  

Pari is a veteran technology executive with proven success in the operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures, and business solutions while driving capital cost efficiencies in the business. Pari started his career in Bell Labs in 1982. Since Pari joined CenturyLink, he’s been instrumental in applying advanced technologies such as Ethernet Service Delivery Automation, Microservice exposure and consumption, Big Data / Machine Learning & Analytics for automation, cost reduction and customer experience. Under Pari’s leadership CenturyLink has deployed their Programmable Service Backbone enabled by SDN/NFV technology to 50+ sites worldwide.

Pari is the recipient of several coveted and prestigious honors such as the Science and Technology Medal, and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. He has 100 plus patents to his credit. Other notable achievements are CIE Asian American Engineer of the Year, AT&T Software Excellence Award, CIO Magazine Award, SASE Award.

He is widely revered as an industry expert in the telecom space