Balan Nair is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Liberty Global, Inc. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing global network and technology operations which span four continents and over 30 million homes. He also oversees global procurement functions. Prior to joining Liberty Global in July of 2007, Mr. Nair served as AOL's chief technology strategist, and oversaw AOL's network operations and back-office systems. Since joining AOL in 2006, Mr. Nair led the Technology Operations organization in creating synergies, improving productivity, and increasing efficiencies. Prior to his role at AOL, Mr. Nair spent 12 years at Qwest, most recently as Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, he was responsible for supporting Qwest's internal and external applications, legacy systems including maintenance, internal network operations, data centers, and help desk and desktop support functions. He also headed Qwest's technology management operations that included technical aspects of the company's product rollouts in broadband, video, call center technology, VoIP, and wireless, among other offerings. As Qwest's Chief Technology Officer from 2003-2005, he spoke broadly in public forums on technology and strategic topics in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Nair sits on the board of Adtran Corporation. He holds a patent in systems development and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Nair has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and an MBA from Iowa State University.