Executive Mosaic is pleased to welcome David YoungSenior Vice President of Strategic Sales at Lumen Technologiesas an inductee in the class of 2022 of the prestigious Wash100 Pricewhich is awarded annually to the 100 most influential executives in the public procurement community for their notable impacts and contributions in the federal sector.
This is Young’s third year of recognition as a Wash100 award recipient. Young’s win in 2022 builds on his past work in government network infrastructure innovation and represents his potential for significant future influence in these and other critical areas over the next year.
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Young Honored with a 2022 Wash100 Award for Leading Lumen’s Indirect Team Synchronization with Systems Integrator, Global Hyperscaler, and Enterprise Digital Enterprises to Deliver Increased Value to Lumen’s Partners and federal and commercial customers.
His career at Lumen Technologies spans two decades, multiple high-level leadership roles, and major organizational changes. Young notably led the company’s public sector activities through Renaming Lumen from CenturyLink to a platform-based business in September 2020.
“We wanted a brand that was representative of who we are as a technology company and focused on serving our commercial and public sector customers,” Young told ExecutiveBiz during an exclusive. Interview with the leaders.
“That’s where the name Lumen comes from. It’s centered around our data, application and technology management platform that enables businesses and public sector organizations to do amazing things,” he added of the rebranding.
Lumen Technologies’ re-energized mission is to leverage network assets and technologies such as fiber networks and advanced cloud capabilities to help their customers realize a wide range of applications in the fourth industrial revolution.
“When you look at what’s happening in the world and with technology, we’re at the beginning of a future driven by smart objects, applications and digital services,” Young said. Washington Technology. “It will transform the way we all interact.”
In August 2021, Young took the newly created role as senior vice president of strategic sales to better “position Lumen to grow our strategic business and public sector business for years to come,” according to Ed MorchePresident of Lumen’s North American Enterprise and Public Sector Team.
Shortly after Young’s appointment as head of strategic sales, Lumen signed a $196 million contract to operate and maintain dark fiber infrastructure for the Defense Information Systems Agency.
“Lumen is blessed with over 450,000 miles of fiber optics that span the globe, and 98% of American businesses are within five milliseconds or less of this 450,000-mile fiber optic core,” Young said. about company network assets.
More recently, Lumen was asked to provide virtual private network services for more than 650 U.S. Army Reserve locations, and in December 2021, the company launched a Trusted Internet Connection 3.0-compliant managed security service for branch offices and remote workers.
“Our Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) product was one of the first to complete validation of ICT capabilities and is designed for scalability and growth,” Young wrote in a Article by Lumen Technologiesnoting the potential of the product in the federal landscape.
Currently, Lumen plans to sell its incumbent local carrier assets in 20 U.S. states to investment firm Apollo Global Management in a $7.5 billion deal which is expected to close in the second half of 2022 pending regulatory approval.
Young noted that Lumen will retain its ILEC operations in 16 states and its competitive practice as a local service operator in the 20 states in which the company sells its ILEC business.
Lumen is also selling its Latin America business for $2.7 billion in 2022, bringing its total divestments to $10 billion, which should allow the company to invest and focus on cloud and edge services. new generation.
In December 2021, the company launched its new partner portal to improve the user experience of its customers.
“Lumen is continually evolving and investing to deliver best-in-class tools and support to our channel partners,” he said. Channel Futures.
“The opportunity for channel partners to sell the full portfolio of Lumen technologies – from adaptive networking to collaboration, and connected security to edge computing – combined with comprehensive support and lucrative commissions , enables them to provide the solutions customers need in today’s business environment,” he said. added.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Dave Young and the team at Lumen Technologies on their recognition in the 2022 Wash100 Award category. Young’s past and ongoing work to bring Lumen into the next generation of innovation and information technology services for federal and commercial customers is applauded and recognized.