Aamir Hussain is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CenturyLink. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing CenturyLink’s worldwide network, technology transformation, architecture and innovation roadmap, including Product Development, IT Operations, Cyber Engineering, Physical/Network Security and Global Cloud and Managed Services Development functions.
Aamir is a veteran technology executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the implementation of global technology operations, operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures and business solutions, while driving capital cost efficiencies and enhanced customer experience within the business. Since joining CenturyLink as CTO in 2014, he has worked aggressively to transform the company’s core network into a Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based environment. He’s also been instrumental in accelerating broadband enablement efforts through innovative solutions such as vectoring/bonding, GPON and G.fast.
Aamir has a diverse background in data, security, voice, video and wireless technologies. Prior to joining CenturyLink, he held senior leadership roles at Liberty Global, Covad, TELUS and Qwest. Aamir sits on several startup and non-profit boards, is technical advisor to technology companies and holds 11 patents in telecommunications.
Aamir holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, he has completed leadership, innovation and strategy training at Harvard University, the INSEAD Business School in France and the International School of Business Management in Switzerland.