Richard Entrup is the Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions at Verizon, a F20 global technology company. In his role, Richard is focused on helping enterprise clients explore the art of the possible with emerging technology and 5G. Prior to Verizon, he held various technology, innovation, and digital transformation leadership roles at prominent global brands including Christie’s, Disney/ABC TV Group, Time Warner, The Museum of Modern Art, Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. Richard also served as CIO/CTO at a global law firm and several healthcare companies with documented success aligning technology investments to strategic business objectives.
Richard has an industry reputation for leading technology, digital, and agile transformation, innovation, inspirational leadership, product engineering, strategic partnerships, vendor management, data management, outsourcing, and leveraging emerging technology, with a proven ability to combine these tenets of success towards modernization, transformation, reduced operating costs, and the delivery of improved systems and digital products that provide an enhanced client experience, simplified internal processes, and competitive advantage.
Richard has significant experience managing all traditional areas of a global technology function as well as Information Security, Data Privacy, Audit, Risk, and Compliance (GDPR, PCI, PII, HIPAA, SOX), Cloud/SaaS/ERP, Telecomm, Audio Visual, Live Event and Venue Management systems, TV Broadcasting, Ad Sales, Traffic, and News systems, Digital Marketing, Data and Analytics, and Emerging Technology (Blockchain, AI/Machine Learning, IoT, AR, VR, 5G, SDN, Edge Computing, and Computer Vision).
A passionate advocate of continuing education and paying it forward, Richard is a Mentor to students in the Executive Masters in Technology Management Program at Columbia University, a former Taproot Advisor to non-profits via the Disney VoluntEARS program, and former Board Member of the Society of Information Management. As an industry thought leader, he is also a frequent speaker at technology conferences and a CIO Advisory Board member for Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Blumberg Capital, and HMG Strategy.