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Physical Event: August 31 - September 2, 2021
Virtual Event: August 30 - September 3, 2021Colorado Convention Center, Denver

Adam Koeppe
Senior Vice President – Technology, Strategy, Architecture and Planning at Verizon


Adam is the Senior Vice President for Technology Strategy and Planning at Verizon. He is responsible for the strategic technology evolution and capital planning for the Verizon wireless network, wireline network, and IT infrastructure. Adam and his team drive the future network and IT architecture to bring high-quality and cost-effective services to market including 4G LTE, next-gen passive optical networks, the intelligent edge network, software defined network virtualization, IoT, and 5G.
Most recently Adam was the Vice President of Network Function Virtualization and Edge Compute for Verizon. In this role he led development, design, engineering, and operations teams responsible for core network functions, the Verizon Cloud Platform for Network, and the physical space in which they reside.
Prior to this role he was Vice President of Access Technology Planning for Verizon, responsible for the infrastructure roadmap for all elements of the Verizon Wireless radio access Network, enhanced packet core, and IMS core, and the Verizon voice networks. Additionally, his team charted the path to future spectrum acquisitions, developed next-generation industry standards, and defined how 5G, IoT and virtualized networks became implementation realities for Verizon.

Prior to this role, Adam was the Executive Director of Network Administration for Verizon Wireless. He was primarily responsible for the administration of the Network capital and expense budgets, usage forecasting and analysis in support of the capital programs, and results reporting for all elements of the wireless Network.

From 2005 to 2012, Adam held regional leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Operations and Engineering Director stints in the PA/WV/OH region, and Executive Director for the New England region with responsibilities for the Network engineering, operations, and system performance in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

From 2002 to 2005, Adam served first as Project Implementation Manager in Northern New Jersey, responsible for regional project management, and then as Cell and Switch Operations Manager in New York Metro, responsible for the operation of cell sites in Manhattan and the former Laight St. wireless switch location.

From the Verizon Wireless formation in 2000 to 2002, Adam served as a Member of the Technical Staff in HQ and then as Network Associate Director, responsible for Network system and process support.

Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Scranton and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University. He resides in New Jersey and Vermont with his wife and three amazing kids.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Panel Discussion – Who’s leading the 5G rollout race? Evaluating the changing dynamics of the ongoing network rollouts in North America

  • Keynote Panel Discussion – Who’s leading the 5G rollout race? Evaluating the changing dynamics of the ongoing network rollouts in North America