Ivan Batanov

High Performance Network & Data Center Technology Expert

With over 15 years industry experience of Ivan brings tremendous business and technical expertise in managing technical operations, systems and network architecture and software engineering. Currently Ivan manages the team responsible for content delivery and critical network infrastructure for Yahoo! Prior to joining Yahoo! Ivan held in a senior management role in charge of managing Apple’s global network. In this role he oversaw the engineering teams responsible for the architecture, deployment and maintenance of Apple’s global enterprise infrastructure, data centers and retail stores, as well as for managing strategic vendor relationships. Ivan was also responsible for creating strategic vision and direction for the next-generation network services at Apple.

Before Apple, Ivan spent five years managing network engineering and operations at Earthlink, Inc. He played a critical role in designing and deploying Earthlink's nationwide backbone and world class data centers, spearheaded the launch of VoIP and WiFi products and helped the company become one of the most recognized Internet brands.

During his career  building global technology businesses and top-tier Internet operations, Ivan has made valuable contributions to some of the Internet’s most innovative and popular companies and brands like Yahoo!, American Airlines, Apple, MusicBank, Sony, MTVi, and many more. He has held positions at USWeb/CKS, AT&T Wireless and Hewlett-Packard.

Ivan holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and MBA from University of California - Irvine.

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