Valerie Feldmann

Vice President, Strategy, Verizon Communications

MSc in Business Management (Dipl.-Kffr.) and MA, University of Muenster, Germany; PhD, Free University Berlin; Executive Certificate in Technology and Operations Management, MIT. Fulbright PhD Scholar; Affiliated Researcher, Columbia Business School. Technology executive focused on internet of things (IoT), mobile, and B2B technologies. Formerly: Policy Adviser, United Nations ITU and as an Adjunct Faculty, Free University Berlin; Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company’s High Tech practice in New York and Beijing. Served as chief operating officer in an energy technology start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins and Goldman Sachs, among others, before selling the majority of its assets to Vestas in 2017, and held executive leadership roles in sales, product, and operations. Has published 6 books and numerous articles in the area of digital and mobile business models and the use of data science and algorithms in social sciences.