Joel Yaffe

Head of AMR Strategy , Verizon Robotics Business Group (RBG)

Joel Yaffe

Speaker Bio


Joel is the Head of AMR Strategy for Verizon’s Robotics Business Group (RBG), a recently-formed unit designed to power the future of robotic automation for enterprise.  In this role he is responsible for market prioritization, partnerships, and ecosystem development for Verizon’s mobile robot software solutions.



He joined Verizon’s New Business Incubation organization in 2019 as a Business Development Partner, responsible for identifying and developing new and innovative businesses and use cases leveraging the power of 5G.   He developed the strategy that led to the acquisition of incubedIT, and also launched the highly-successful 5G Studio partnership with NewLab.



Joel’s career spans two decades, and, prior to Verizon, included global executive roles across strategy, business development, and transformation with IBM, Concentrix, and Forrester Research.