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Dennis Ong
C-V2X Lead at Verizon


Dr. Dennis Ong is C-V2X Lead 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 leading the C-V2X effort which aims to improve the safety and efficiency of connected and autonomous vehicles. 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.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Is there an opportunity beyond connectivity for MNOs?

  • Service Provider Presentation – A closer look into Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication