Praveen Atreya – 2013 Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leader


Praveen Atreya

Director of Technology
Verizon Wireless
Penn State University

Praveen is responsible for the Verizon Innovation Center and overall LTE ecosystem development, focusing on nontraditional products and solutions. The scope of his job includes the labs, the Innovation Center showcase, the Product Development and Business-Development teams for the Verizon Innovation program. In this role, his accomplishments include building the Center and its capabilities from the ground-up; launching 21 products commercially covering diverse areas including consumer, healthcare, energy, retail, media and other M2M; and initiating and running several product trials to kickstart internal and external adoption of these non-traditional solutions; and creating and operating the award-winning Innovation Center showcase.