03.13.2019People

The imaginable reality of 5G.

By: Lillian Doremus

Sanyogita Shamsunder is helping to build the future. Our new podcast provides us with a peek.

The imaginable reality of 5G.

Sanyogita Shamsunder is a force to be reckoned with. She’s loved math since middle school, and that passion helped her forge ahead in her education, including a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.

Today she leads the 5G Ecosystems and Innovation team and she’s a key influencer in our road to becoming the 5G leader. She and her team strategically choose partners to ideate on how to use 5G to revolutionize all kinds of industries - from first responders to finance to manufacturing. Combining Verizon’s 5G expertise with partners’ deep subject matter knowledge is a winning combination.

We don't want the consumer to get turned off by something, thinking that they're expecting something different and it's more of the same. We're working with the technology providers in the industry to make statements that the real 5G is essentially what we are building.

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Our five 5G Innovation Labs throughout the country are spaces where partners are testing out things like AR (Augmented Reality) and how it will expand to create real-life problem solving capabilities for professions like First Responders, doctors, and specialized services in the enterprise space.

As a mother of two daughters, she sees that middle school is when girls start to lose interest in STEM subjects. She’s passionate about changing that, and showing that there’s room for everyone in engineering.

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About the author(s): 

Lillian Doremus is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team. She highlights workplace culture and employee achievements. 

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