David Vasquez is a Global Practice Lead in Verizon’s marketing organization. He’s tasked with delivering the brand’s marketing message into the Manufacturing, Energy & Utility verticals, as well as the vertical strategy into the product organization. Prior to his current position, David held the Director of IoT Market Development role for ~3 years in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (looking after EMEA) and for ~1.5 years in Cambridge, MA (looking after LATAM) with both posts focused on IoT and IIoT across verticals. He also spent ~7 years supporting energy & utility companies implement M2M/IoT solutions.
Before his time at Verizon, David held jobs at his family’s metal shop, fabricating, assembling and installing rolling steel doors for commercial installations and later, at an industrial park installing commercial washing machines to stone-wash denim. All fingers and toes have been accounted for. David celebrated his 19th anniversary at Verizon this past March and lives in Portland, OR. with his wife, two daughters and zero pets. He’s a lifelong baseball fan who also runs, skis, hikes, cycles and loves a good beer. When in Boston he volunteers at The Elizabeth Peabody house (food pantry) and when home, at the Oregon Food Bank. You can follow him on LinkedIn or listen to him on the IoT Coffee Podcast where he’s a regular contributor.