Building the World's Premier Network
Location:C100 - Hesburgh Center for International Peace Studies Auditorium
John Donovan, senior executive vice president at AT&T Technology and Network Operations and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will discuss the beginning of a new era in mobile communications—one formed by LTE wireless technology and the cloud. The telecommunications industry has moved forward at an amazing pace over the last 30 years from mobilized voice and messaging and the smartphone to the most recent communications innovations, in which LTE has been attached to the world's data-rich content residing in the cloud. This brings important benefits to economies and societies as a whole and shines a spotlight on telecommunications networks like never before.
AT&T Senior Executive Vice President
John Donovan is responsible for AT&T's technology and global network including the company's best-in-class mobile broadband network. His responsibilities also include oversight of the company’s global information and network technology strategy; IT planning, engineering, implementation and operations; network planning, construction and operations; field operations, installation and maintenance; global supply chain; corporate fleet operations and corporate real estate. Mr. Donovan previously served as Chief Technology Officer for AT&T, overseeing the company's global technology direction and innovation road map, including product development, network and engineering operations, AT&T Labs and the security and intellectual property organizations. Donovan previously was executive vice president of product, sales, marketing and operations at VeriSign Inc., a technology company that provides Internet infrastructure services. At VeriSign, Donovan was responsible for leading its global sales organization, driving the expansion of broad solutions offerings, and integrating a global professional services capability. Donovan received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Notre Dame and earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Minnesota.