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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2012

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ATIS Board of Directors Elects Sprint’s Stephen Bye and Cisco’s Nick Adamo
to Leadership Positions

WASHINGTON – ATIS is pleased to announce that Stephen Bye, CTO and Senior Vice President of Technology Development & Corporate Strategy with Sprint, has been elected as first vice chair of its board of directors, and that Nick Adamo, Senior VP, Global Segments & Architecture with Cisco Systems, has been elected as board secretary.

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, ATIS brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most-pressing business priorities. The ATIS board of directors provides the technology vision and defines the path to achieving these priorities. Recent board activities have resulted in critically needed industry-wide initiatives to produce business-driven technical and operational solutions in key areas including mobile device integrity, trust & identity, big data/analytics, dynamic network management, software-defined networks, cloud services, next-generation emergency communications, cyber security, M2M and more.

“ATIS is delighted to welcome both Stephen Bye and Nick Adamo to their new positions,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. ”Bye is known as a technology visionary throughout the industry, and we welcome his contributions. His appointment marks the first time Sprint has been represented in an executive leadership position on ATIS’ board. And Nick Adamo has a long tenure on the board, consistently bringing a global strategic and business perspective to advance ATIS’ mission. We welcome Nick’s continued leadership in his new position as secretary.”

At Sprint, Stephen Bye is responsible for driving the company’s corporate and technology strategy, network architecture and global standards; innovation center and the emerging technology lab; as well as new business and service model development. He has more than 20 years of engineering, operations, product development, business planning and marketing experience with telecom, cable and wireless service providers. Before joining Sprint, Bye was vice president of Wireless at Cox Communications. He also has held executive positions with AT&T, inCode Wireless, BellSouth International, Optus Communications and Telstra.

Nick Adamo leads Cisco’s global segments and architectures team, which spans across sales and engineering to accelerate the company’s most strategic innovations for both Enterprise and Service Provider customers. He plays a critical role in defining and leading Cisco’s strategy to align company resources to deliver business and technology solutions and architectures that enhance customers’ overall profitability, are unique in the marketplace and enable innovation in end-user consumption of technology. Prior to his current role, Adamo was senior vice president for Cisco’s service provider business globally where he was responsible for significant segment growth and increased business relevance for customers in the rapidly evolving telecommunications industry.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, ATIS brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most-pressing business priorities. Through ATIS committees and forums, nearly 200 companies address cloud services, device solutions, M2M communications, cyber security, ehealth, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle—from design and innovation through solutions that include standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, 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 oneM2M, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio and Telecommunications sectors, and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit