Varun Bhagwan is an executive with over eighteen years of experience leading numerous R&D projects from inception to delivery. Prior to the formation of Verizon Media, Varun held several roles in Yahoo! focused on Data, Insights and Measurements, where he was responsible for all cross-functional advertising & audience insights. Also at Yahoo!, Varun created a new 9-digit business under the Mail Monetization umbrella.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Varun worked in research for 12 years at IBM Almaden Research Center, where his focus areas included text analytics, web-scale systems, solution delivery, data ingestion, information Integration, healthcare, and privacy.
Varun holds his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology and his MS in Computer Science from University of Florida. In addition, he has invented or co-invented roughly 50 patents, is a Yahoo! Master Inventor, holds 10 honors & awards including Verizon’s top honor of the Verizon Credo Award, and has produced more than 15 publications in top tier conferences and journals.