Nancy Ranxing Li Ph.D.  Verizon

Nancy Ranxing Li Ph.D. Verizon

Product Manager

Nancy is the Manager of Edge Computing Commercialization at Verizon. She is leading the commercialization strategy of new products leveraging 5G and Edge Computing. She led a team of 30 engineers and designers to launch one of the first smart cities products to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries. It was awarded as Boston Mayor’s Best Practice in 2017. The product was deployed in about 10 leading cities in the US.

Prior to Verizon, she was the architect of a $250M project to design control systems to prevent oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. She got a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Boston University at the age of 24 with 14 publications and 1 patent. She also received a Certificate in Systems Design and Management from MIT Sloan School of Management


Verizon is a technology company that connects millions of people, companies, and communities with powerful technology; through award winning networks providing interactive entertainment, digital media, the” Internet of Things” and broadband access to customers across the globe.   In 2018, Verizon was the first in the world to launch commercial 5G with residential broadband deployment beginning in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Houston, and Indianapolis and in 2019, will introduce mobile 5G.