Vic Bhagat honored with Professional Award in Computer Engineering / Computer Science

Vic Bhagat was presented the Professional Award in Engineering (PAE) for Computer Engineering and Computer Science during the 2016 Speed School Homecoming celebration held October 21 at the Brown Hotel.

The award is based on outstanding career performance in engineering, exceptional efforts by an individual to foster the professional development of young engineering college students. exceptional ability in the planning and direction of significant and important projects in technical engineering; and individual contributions to technical engineering knowledge.

Vic Bhagat is Senior Vice President and global CIO of Verizon Enterprise. He joined the company on August 15, 2016. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Vic focuses on innovation, product development and technological systems, helping Verizon Enterprise lead digital acceleration with customer-centered solutions. In addition, his team designs and delivers the next-generation of integrated enterprise communications solutions. His role is to engage customers and business leaders to create and enhance the many new solutions Verizon Enterprise plans to bring to market.

Most recently, Vic was Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions and Chief Information Officer at EMC Corporation. A 30-year industry veteran, Vic joined EMC in January 2013 to lead EMC’s Information Technology, Global Centers of Excellence, Global Business Services and Indirect Procurement organizations. Vic drove technology, services and support to enable EMC to optimize enterprise end-to-end processes; further global sales and R&D relationships in BRIC and emerging countries; delivering world-class services that drove innovation and revenue generation for EMC.

With a 20-year tenure at GE, Vic served as CIO for multiple GE organizations including GE Aviation Services, GE Global Growth and Operations, CNBC, GE Corporate, and GE India and Southeast Asia. Along the way, he drove the company’s IT strategies; built a technology center focused on high-end technology and digital solutions; and fueled GE’s global innovation opening numerous Centers of Excellence focused on Big Data, digital analytics and digital strategies. A global leader, Vic is well known by CEOs & business leaders within and outside technology companies across the world, particularly in Silicon Valley and other hubs of innovation.

Vic earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Marketing from the University of Louisville and a diploma in Physics and Mathematics from Agra University in India. He previously served on several Advisory Boards including AT&T Utilities & Field Services and Fairfield University’s — School of Software Engineering, and worked closely with University of Connecticut’s School of Business. In 2014 and 2015, Vic was recognized with the prestigious CIO 100 Award for excellence and achievement in IT, Evanta’s Global CIO Top 10 Breakaway Leaders and HMG’s Transformational CIO of the year award.