Joe Kochan

Chief Executive Officer
US Ignite


Joe Kochan is the Chief Executive Officer of US Ignite, a national non-profit organization advancing smart cities and the communications networks that enable them. At US Ignite, Joe also serves as the PI and Program Director of the Project Office for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, a $100M program funded by the National Science Foundation and an industry consortium of 35 leading wireless and telecommunications companies.

Prior to US Ignite, Joe worked as a federal program officer in the Department of Commerce’s BTOP grant program. He was also co-founder and Vice President of Operations for DigitalBridge Communications (DBC), a wireless networking startup dedicated to bringing broadband services to small, underserved markets nationwide.

Previous to his role at DigitalBridge, Joe worked in strategic planning for Verizon where he focused on the military housing market and the implementation of the first Verizon FiOS networks at military bases across the country. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and lives in Washington, DC.

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