AT&T's Kris Rinne to chair ATIS' board

Kris Rinne, Senior VP of Network Technologies for AT&T (NYSE: T) Labs, has been named as ATIS' new chair of its board of directors.

As board chair, Rinne, a well-known technologist in the wireless sector, will head up the organization's board of technology vision from its member companies including AT&T, Verizon and the vendor community.

Among the top recent activities that ATIS have been drive are programs related to cloud services, telepresence, next-gen E-911, cyber security, and M2M.

At AT&T Labs, Rinne oversees all of the telco's wireless network and device programs and standards development. Previously, Rinne was the CTO of Cingular Wireless before it was purchased by AT&T.

Rinne is one of a number of new service provider and vendor executives to take prominent roles at ATIS. Other notable appointments include former Verizon (NYSE: VZ) technologist Joseph Rostock as ATIS' Vice President and Chief Technologist, and Fred Kemmerer, CTO of GENBAND, as the chairman of its Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council.

For more:
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