LPWA Americas

December 5 - 6, 2017 //  
DoubleTree by Hilton Airport Hotel
San Jose, California



Faraz Shafiq

Faraz Shafiq

Head of Strategy & Innovation – IoT and Analytics, Verizon

Faraz Shafiq is the global IoT leader responsible for Verizon's enterprise IoT strategy, professional services and innovation.

Faraz Shafiq joined Verizon with more than 14 years of progressive experience in technology strategy, engineering, analytics, services and product management.

In his current role, Mr. Shafiq is developing and executing on the enterprise IoT business strategy and supporting go-to-market initiatives for Verizon enterprise solutions. His responsibilities include positioning Verizon as a leader in providing enterprise IoT solutions and services, leading the IoT analytics strategy, supporting the digital advisory and the customer experience practices, Innovation and strategic partnerships.

Mr. Shafiq also serves as an executive advisor to 5G-Map in Poland and serves on the board of a silicon valley based machine learning startup. Mr. Shafiq is a regular industry speaker and is viewed as a thought leader for IoT, Big Data and 5G.

Previously, Mr. Shafiq led product development and management for AT&T in IoT and Big Data. Prior to that Mr. Shafiq played key roles in evolving AT&T network infrastructure to 4G and setting the stage for NFV/SDN.  He has also led internal consulting projects for AT&T through six sigma operations excellence initiatives. Prior to AT&T Mr. Shafiq served key engineering and technical services roles in Nokia, Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent.

Mr. Shafiq holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Shafiq lives in northern California and works out of Verizon's San Francisco innovation center.


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