Justin Blair, Executive Director, Product Management & Development, Verizon
Justin Blair is an Executive Director on the Business Products team, in the Global Products and Solutions organization. Specifically, he leads product management for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Business products. Justin is also responsible for Verizon’s IoT business development efforts, including partnerships with relevant OEMs and carriers globally. Justin’s team is responsible for identifying key market opportunities, defining commercial models and customer requirements, and driving the development and launch of innovative solutions for Verizon's enterprise and business segments. The IoT teams are also responsible for product business enablement, field engineering, and operations, which includes Verizon’s Open Development device certification program. ThingSpace is the cornerstone of Verizon’s IoT products, and technology advancements like Cat-M1 and eUICC allow customers and partners to take advantage of the nation’s largest and most reliable network for new use-cases. Key Wireless Business products include communications services like Push to Talk Plus, networking and security solutions like Mobile Private Network and Network Extender, and a variety of best-in-class mobility management and productivity solutions.
Prior to assuming his current role in September 2017, Justin spent three years leading just the Wireless Business products team. Before that Justin spent 2.5 years responsible for Wireless Network solutions for Enterprise customers. His team was responsible for defining customer requirements and delivering solutions and enhancements, as well as providing overall guidance and governance through customer engagements, roles Justin’s team still holds.
Prior to that role, Justin held roles of increasing responsibility within the VZW National Network Operations organization on the Network Repair Bureau team, where he was responsible for providing customer-focused Network support. There Justin was responsible for delivering Global interstandard roaming services, establishing Data Roaming services, and creating programs for Enterprise customers’ pre and post-Sales support. Justin developed many troubleshooting best practices still in place today, including detailed work on troubleshooting tools used to support voice and data services.
Justin received his Masters of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, College of Engineering, both in the honors program.