"We need to take our technology to the next level," said David Shapiro, HKT Teleservices (US) President. "Chris will help us do that. We are fortunate to have him."
Before signing on as the VP of IT with HKT, Chris Helten held similar roles with AT&T and Convergys. Key areas of expertise are innovation, strategic planning and driving customer satisfaction.
Helten is active in TechColumbus and earned a bachelor's degree from University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He also serves on HKT's Senior Leadership Team in the United States.
A Q&A with the Chris
Name: Christopher Helten
Occupation: US Vice President of IT
Hometown: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Favorite Food: Probably Italian, but I enjoy many others
Favorite Book: As a bit of a tech geek I really enjoyed The Innovators Dilemma but enjoy other genre's as well.
Favorite Quote: Martin Luther King, Jr. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings
What do you do just for fun? Golf, Read, Relax and spend time with my wife and kids
If you had one free trip to anywhere In the world, where would you go and why? Somewhere Tropical where the room is over the water and no cellphone coverage for a real opportunity to unplug and completely relax. What intrigued you about joining HKT? I was initially intrigued by the opportunity, but the culture and people won me over.