Keynote Speaker

Joshua Ness

Senior Manager
Verizon 5G Labs

Joshua Ness is a Senior Manager at Verizon 5G Labs in New York City. He partners with enterprise, startups, and academic teams to drive innovation around 5G and co-create new 5G concepts that take advantage of complementary technologies like spatial computing, edge computing, and computer vision.

Joshua sits at the intersection of the application of emerging technology and of the actual nitty-gritty under the hood that makes the technology work. He uses this to create compelling stories that use historical contexts combined with current and future technology advancements in order to educate, inspire, and connect the dots for individuals and businesses.

He is also the Director of the New York City chapter of Startup Grind, the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. Through the chapter’s activities in the NYC ecosystem, he works to provide the education, opportunities and access required by startups to build, grow, and scale their companies.