We are pleased to inform our eager followers that another telecom and IT heavy hitter has joined the recently established Veego Advisory Board. Ajay Waghray, an award-winning executive and technologist, will work with the Veego Senior Management Team to strategize on a wide variety of issues from product development to sales.
An accomplished technology executive known for harnessing leading technologies to achieve core business goals, Ajay combines a background in engineering and consulting with pioneering and transformational leadership to adeptly steer operations, workforce, and technology toward achieving greater efficiency and profit growth. As the former CTO of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), and a member of the company’s management committee, he was responsible for driving technology strategy and aligning IT with business objectives across Assurant’s global enterprise.
Ajay started his wireless career with Bell Atlantic Mobile in 1997, which later became part of Verizon Wireless, where he served as CIO and was instrumental in the company’s 4G/LTE launch as well as the integration of the Alltel acquisition. He advanced to become chief information officer of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, which provides products and services to a global customer base that includes 98 percent of the Fortune 500. There, he led the global information technology strategy, systems portfolio development and operations.
Ajay has always been involved in tackling the large-scale technology challenges of some of the world’s leading enterprises. Today, he also takes inspiration from the super-charged atmosphere of the Startup Nation—Israel—and its emerging companies with innovative, disruptive technologies. He says, “My vast telco, technology and senior IT management experience will be put to excellent use as I work with the Veego team to drive toward success.”
Ajay’s leadership in the technology field has been widely recognized. In 2011, he was named to the InformationWeek 500, a list of U.S. technology innovators. He won InfoWorld’s CTO 25 Award and a CIO 100 Award from CIO Magazine. He has also been honored as one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders.
Veego is honored to attract such a recognized talent as Ajay to our company. He will help guide us as we penetrate CSPs and ISPs globally with our advanced solutions for automating customer care.