Debika Bhattacharya

Chief Product Officer, Verizon Business

Speaker Bio

Debika Bhattacharya is Chief Technology Solutions Officer, Verizon Business. She helps our customers navigate the increasing number of complex technology options available to them and creates a seamless journey across the solutions lifecycle. She is responsible for ensuring a consistent technology experience from product development, to design and operational enablement, to implementation. Previously she held the role of Chief Product Officer, and was responsible for the company's holistic product portfolio and its strategy.

As a seasoned global executive, Debika has extensive experience leading complex technology projects for Fortune 1000 clients, guiding successful IT transformations in healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and financial services. She has held a variety of executive roles within Verizon, including an overseas assignment in Europe. She was instrumental in the global expansion of Verizon’s communications network, as well as the deployment of breakthrough optical wave technologies. 
Debika holds advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the State University of New York. She holds a number of industry Board positions and is a frequent speaker on women in technology and leadership forums. She also serves as a liaison to the MIT community and participates in outreach programs aimed at increasing the participation of women and minorities in Science and Engineering.