George Nazi

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George Nazi is a recognized technology leader known for blending strategic vision and operational execution to achieve business goals and customer satisfaction. He offers a unique blend of executive acumen, global team-building, and more than 25 years of industry experience transforming large organizations and operations. Currently, he is a Managing Director at Accenture leading its Network and Carrier Innovation & Transformation Service business globally within the Communication Media and Technology group of Accenture.

In this role, George is responsible for all aspects of Accenture’s Network practice, defining the go-to-market approach, shaping the strategy, and designing and executing on all of Accenture’s network offerings. In addition, he oversees the carrier transformation and innovation portfolio of offerings, helping Accenture's clients address the huge transformation changes in network technology across business disciplines.

George recently served as the Executive Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent and President of Global Customer Delivery (GCD) managing a workforce of more than 40,000 professionals. The GCD unit served all customers (Carrier, Enterprise and Strategic Industries) and delivered Alcatel-Lucent's entire portfolio (products and services), as well as those of other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). George was a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Management Committee and served as the Chief Quality Officer.

Prior to Alcatel-Lucent, George was with BT serving as the President of Networks and IT Infrastructure globally. One of George’s biggest achievements was during his time running the entire 21st Century Network transformation program (21CN) with a budget in excess of $15 billion, from remaking the portfolio, enhancing the customer experience, and building the next generation Network and OSS/BSS. Earlier at BT, he was the Global Services CTO and Global VP of Networks responsible for the design and deployment of BT’s Global IP/MPLS network across 170 countries.

Prior to joining BT, George held executive positions with WorldCom and Level 3, where he led the integration of many of their acquisitions, and held a variety of senior engineering and planning roles. George also founded a consulting firm and a CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) in the US in 1998, which targeted small-to-medium-sized businesses to support them in optimizing their networks and reducing their costs.

George received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Tulsa University in 1992.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of George Nazi and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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