As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bask Iyer oversees Juniper Networks’ information technology (IT) systems that support global network innovation, enabling the delivery of software, silicon, and networking systems to enterprises and service provider customers. With more than 25 years of experience in IT management, Mr. Iyer has strategically applied his business and technical expertise across large global companies, turning technology into a transformational catalyst and growth driver.Iyer joined Juniper from Honeywell, where he served as company-wide CIO, responsible for the overall IT operations and strategy that supported 120,000 employees globally. A member of the executive leadership team, Iyer drove the IT vision, strategy and operating plan and led the transformation program for all global functions, including IT, finance, human resources, real estate, and procurement. Iyer’s previous roles at Honeywell included CIO, Transportation Systems and General Manager, Asia Pacific, where Iyer lived and worked in China for 1.5 years.Iyer has also served as CIO at GlaxoSmithKline Beecham for consumer healthcare research and development and was the corporation’s ecommerce leader. Prior to that he held senior positions at Johnson & Johnson, CTS Corporation, and ran a consumer products retail business in India.In 2011, Iyer was named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 which recognizes exceptional technology leadership and the creation of innovative ideas to address business challenges. As an expert in IT-related topics, Iyer is a regular industry speaker. Recent speaking engagements include Churchill Club’s CIO Panel, Gartner’s CIO Academy, and TiEcon 2012.Outside of Juniper, Iyer is an active member with Sierra Ventures CIO Board, the Silicon Valley CIO Roundtable, and the Fisher Silicon Valley CIO Roundtable.Iyer holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University in India and a master’s degree in computer science from Florida Institute of Technology.
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