ATIS Awards Honor Members’ Visionary Leadership and ICT Industry Contributions

WASHINGTON — ATIS is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Annual Awards, which recognized seven technology leaders and industry subject matter experts for their critical contributions to information and communications technology (ICT) solutions development in support of ATIS’ strategic initiatives.

“From advancing artificial intelligence in the network, the IoT, 5G and emergency services communications to mitigating robocalling, ensuring the overall ‘health’ of the network and more, ATIS is addressing ICT’s leading challenges.” said ATIS President and CEO Susan M. Miller.  “Our award winners’ visionary leadership, technical and business acumen and results-oriented diligence are what makes these contributions possible.”

Awards were presented in three categories: the ATIS President’s Award, Leadership and Achievement.

Peter Musgrove of AT&T received the ATIS President’s Award for years of leadership in the development of critical ATIS Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee standards, specifically, ATIS’ work in evolving the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system for the future.

The Award for Leadership is given to leaders whose vision and leadership over the past 12 months resulted in the timely creation of one or more of ATIS’ industry solutions. This year, Andy Gormley of T-Mobile USA received the award for his work as the Chair of the Network Reliability Steering Committee, which addressed network reliability, 9-1-1 outage notifications, industry Best Practices, and preparation for and response to natural disasters.

Five individuals received an ATIS Achievement Award. This award is presented to those who provided crucial contributions to the completion of ATIS solutions and standards during the past year. The 2018 recipients are: Tara Farquhar of Neustar, Letty Walker of CenturyLink, Ryan Jensen of T-Mobile USA, Mary Barnes of iconectiv and Greg Schumacher of Sprint.

Award recipients were recognized May 1, during the 2018 ATIS Annual Meeting of the Committees Member Recognition Luncheon.  The event took place in Kansas City, Missouri, with 150 ATIS member representatives attending.

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About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, cybersecurity, robocall mitigation, IoT, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, smart cities, emergency services, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.

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