Full Name
Sampath Sowmyanarayan
Job Title
Chief Revenue Officer
Verizon Business
Speaker Bio
Sampath Sowmyanarayan is the Chief Revenue Officer for Verizon Business, charged with accelerating growth and reimagining the future of the enterprise for Verizon and its global customers. Sampath is responsible for all Verizon Business’ revenues (~$32B), go to market, business development and client satisfaction worldwide across the four business units (Global Enterprise, Business Markets, Public Sector and Wholesale). Additionally he is responsible for marketing, digital, customer experience and business transformation.

Sampath is known for his ability to forge deep global partnerships that unlock a wide range of transformative applications and leverage the advanced capabilities of Verizon’s global networks, managed services, business communications, security, Internet of Things, and professional services solutions.

Prior to his current role, he served as President of Global Enterprise for Verizon Business, where he led a global team focused on delivering solutions to enable enterprise customers - including 99% of the Fortune 500 – to securely connect to the global economy and intelligently manage business interactions and operations in real-time. Before coming to Verizon Business, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy and Transformation at Verizon Media, a global business reaching ~900M people monthly. During his tenure, the business underwent an intense period of transformation, and he played a crucial role in laying the foundation for long-term growth in digital advertising.

Previously, Sampath was Verizon’s Chief Product Officer with responsibility for implementing major strategic initiatives. These included two of the company’s largest programs, Network Transformation and One Fiber, which served as the foundation for the company’s progress in both wireless network densification and 5G. He also managed a diversified, hyper-growth portfolio of consumer and enterprise innovations from leading-edge technologies including 5G, IoT, Smart Cities, next-generation video, advanced enterprise security, and SDN-based solutions.

Prior to joining Verizon, Sampath was Partner and the Global Practice Leader for the Telecom practice at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he served some of the largest telecom clients across strategic and operational topics.

Sampath earned his Master of Business Administration from Boston University and is a Chartered Accountant. He lives in Short Hills, NJ, with his wife Palak and two children. He has a keen interest in geopolitics and cricket; his favorite team is India.
Sampath Sowmyanarayan