Vic Bhagat is 2016 Alumni Awardee for Computer Science and Engineering

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.  In 2014 and 2015, Vic was recognized with the prestigious CIO 100 Award for excellence and achievement in IT.

A 30-year industry veteran, Vic Bhagat is currently Senior Vice President and global CIO of Verizon Enterprise, joining the company in 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.

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.