WASHINGTON — ATIS today announced that Carroll Gray-Preston has joined the organization in the role of Principal Technologist. Gray-Preston is an experienced information and communications technology (ICT) industry veteran with a track record spanning more than 22 years. Before joining ATIS she served as VP of Strategic Operations and Customer Success at GENBAND (Nortel Networks). Her expertise spans Agile methodologies, platform and product strategy, cultural change and critical launch strategies. She holds patents in the areas of Multimedia Services and IP Interconnect.
“Carroll’s strengths as an R&D leader, system architect and strategic planner coupled with her business acumen and track record will be a true asset in advancing ATIS’ member-driven initiatives,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.
In her new position, Gray-Preston is leading a new IoT categorization initiative that is examining the multidimensional landscape of IoT across devices, applications, subscription type, technology, regulatory and market drivers to identify specific network capabilities and enhancements required for support of a robust IoT network platform. She is also overseeing the ATIS NFV initiative, having recently published the report NFV Infrastructure Metrics for Monitoring Virtualized Network Deployments, a resource for service providers who want to deploy a virtualized network and better manage it. Additionally, Gray-Preston is taking a key role in the ideation and development of ATIS Innovation Agenda priorities.
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, cyber security, 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), and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.