10. Kyle Malady, Chief Technology Officer, Verizon

 Telecommunications company Verizon’s position of Chief Technology Officer is occupied by Kyle Malady. Having studied for a Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and an MBA in Finance, he assumed his current position in 2019. Of the company’s progress on 5G, he has detailed innovations including power over fibre: “So when we’re running small cells up the street, we don’t have to connect power to each and every one of them. We think that could speed up our deployment time.”