RETIRED SENIOR VP OF NETWORK TECHNOLOGY AT AT&T LABS
Kris Rinne is the retired Senior VP of network technology at AT&T Labs and Cingular Chief Technology Officer.
While at AT&T, Kris Rinne was responsible for planning the evolution of the AT&T Global IP backbone, mobility core, radio access roadmap, wireless device requirements and certification, and the technical solutions for AT&T's products and services. She and her team also lead the implementation and expansion of the 4G LTE network. Previously, Ms. Rinne served as Cingular's chief technology officer with similar responsibilities.
Ms. Rinne has been involved in many industry firsts, including the world's first wide scale launch of UMTS/HSPA in 2005, the initial iPhone launch, and the distributed architecture for 4G LTE in 2011. Ms. Rinne was named in the "Top 10 Most Influential Women in Wireless" list by Fierce Wireless from 2011 to 2014. She was inducted into the Wireless History Foundation Wireless Hall of Fame in 2013.