TitleCompany:Chief Product Development Officer, Verizon, USA
Bio:Nicki oversees the growth and expansion of the 5G ecosystem, convening partners, and developing products, platforms, and services for Verizon’s various business units. Previously she was Chief Engineering Officer and Head of Wireless Networks. Prior to that she was Chief Technology Officer of Verizon Wireless, responsible for planning, operations, and engineering of the nation's largest and most reliable wireless networks. Palmer began her career at Bell Atlantic in 1990. She is active in a number of organizations including the National Academy Foundation, and is a passionate advocate for promoting education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), especially for young women. She has been recognized as one of the industry Women to Watch by Fierce Wireless, a Top 100 CIO/CTO Leaders in STEM by STEMCONNECTOR, and as one of the Most Influential Women in Wireless. Nicki has also been honored by Working Mother magazine as a Power Woman.