Varun Bhagwan is an executive with 20 years of experience leading numerous R&D projects from inception to delivery. Varun currently serves as Vice President of Product Management & Engineering at Verizon Media, where he is responsible for all Advertising Data Products: Targeting & Identity, Insights & Measurement, and Trust & Verification. Prior to the formation of Verizon Media, Varun held several leadership roles at Yahoo! focused on Data, Insights & Measurement as well as Mail Monetization Insights & Analytics.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Varun worked in research for 12 years at IBM where his focus areas included text analytics, web-scale systems, 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. Varun 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 produced more than 15 publications in top tier conferences and journals. Varun is also a frequent speaker at industry events and represents the company at events such as CES, Cannes Lions etc.