Professor Jason Plent

Partner - 5G Acceleration

Jason is a Partner for 5G Acceleration, Verizon Business. He is an experienced sales leader and general manager with an aptitude for creating diverse teams and fostering global perspectives. He is responsible for catalyzing the adoption and commercialization of 5G across industries and enabling rapidly scalable deployment of 5G solutions to enterprises in the UK and around the world. With keen knowledge of customers’ operations and unique needs, Jason and the 5G Acceleration Team use Verizon’s strength in building reliable networks and intelligent connectivity solutions to help businesses realize new capabilities, solve operational problems, and get to revenue faster.

Prior to joining Verizon Jason served as the Vice President for ADStech in EMEA, and Managing Director EMEA for FogHorn Systems Inc., where he led FogHorn’s entire EMEA team and ran a sales vertical focused on Edge Technology, AI and ML and Business Services customers. He brought together the knowledge, resources, and skills of the global team to address customers’ complex digital transformations with insight, consistency, and agility. Jason is also an advisor to the Intel Board in EMEA.

Jason earned his Master of Arts at the University of Aberdeen, his Master of Philosophy from the University of Stirling and is currently an Associate Professor at LSBU in London. Jason was also a founding investor and CEO of IoT Systems Group, a startup focused on IoT for capturing data across many business verticals, that was accepted onto the NatWest Accelerator programme in London in 2019. Jason currently resides in South-west London, UK with his wife, son and daughter.