ATIS Board of Directors Adds Five New Members

WASHINGTON — Nov. 18, 2016 — The ATIS Board of Directors has elected five new members to sit for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017: Doug Davis, Chief Technology Officer, West Telecommunications Services (incumbent); Chris Drake, Chief Technology Officer, iconectiv (incumbent); Kent Hellebust, Group Vice President and General Manager, Comtech Telecommunications Corp.; Todd Landry, Corporate VP, Product & Marketing, JMA Wireless; and Ganesh Pattabiraman, President and CEO, NextNav.

These individuals join ATIS’ C-Level board, which includes representatives from the top global ICT companies. The ATIS Board of Directors defines the organization’s technology vision and path to addressing critical industry priorities. Recent board activities have resulted in initiatives to advance the 5G network, develop a Smart Cities Technology Roadmap, mitigate unwanted robocalling, plan for the evolution of content-optimized networks, and more.

“ATIS’ mission is to advance the transformation of the information and communications technology industry, and our new board members are vital to this work,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “We look forward to their insights, which will strengthen ATIS’ track record in delivering innovative business-driven technical and operational results for its members – and the entire ICT industry.”

In addition to welcoming the new members, the ATIS Board of Directors also elected Jay Bluhm, VP, RAN Development & Engineering, Sprint, as Treasurer and Lisa Guess, VP, Systems Engineering, Americas, Juniper Networks, as Chair of the Membership Committee.

Learn more about ATIS’ current board, which is composed of CTOs and other senior-level executives representing all facets of global ICT.


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 most critical business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, the ICT implications of Smart Cities, emergency services, IoT, cyber security, 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

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