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Dr. Dennis Ong is Distinguished Architect and Head of Systems Engineering of 5G Smart City Solutions at Verizon. Previously, he served as Chief Architect and Director at Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Lucent, and AT&T. He was a TEDx speaker at the Ohio State University (Feb 2018) and Dayton (Nov 2018) on “IoT and Machine Learning” and “IoT and Blockchain” respectively.
At Verizon, he is heading the architecture and systems engineering effort on 5G, autonomous vehicles, and smart city solutions. At Nokia, he led the systems engineering team for the IoT IMPACT platform which received the "Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks" award at the 2017 Mobile World Congress. At Alcatel-Lucent, he and his Solution Architecture team collaborated with three start-ups, based in India, Israel, and Silicon Valley, in creating a highly scalable video optimization and analytics platform that served tens of millions of mobile subscribers worldwide. At Lucent, he launched the first packet-based cellular small cell solution.
Dennis received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University as University Fellow and MBA with honors from the University of Chicago. He was an adjunct faculty at the Ohio State University.