Serhad drives emerging technology innovation within the Verizon 5G Ecosystem team, working with clients, startups, accelerators, incubators, research labs and venture capital sources. In particular Serhad leverages the four Verizon 5G innovation labs in New York City, Palo Alto, Calif., Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, D.C., to test and enable new solutions. Serhad has held similar innovation roles with Interdigital, Qualcomm and Cisco. He holds a degree in computer engineering and holds seven U.S. and 11 worldwide patents. Serhad is based in Verizon’s US headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J.