WASHINGTON, DC — ATIS today announced that Ian Deakin has joined the organization as Principal Technologist. In this role, he will be applying his extensive experience as a digital transformation professional to advance ATIS initiatives in the areas of DLT and 5G vertical enablement platforms.
“Ian’s extensive experience in leading innovation, change management and developing robust technology strategies will be a strong asset to our technical bench,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “We welcome him and look forward to putting his expertise into helping our members evaluate and advance new opportunities inherent in our transforming industry.”
Deakin has a 30-year career in the ICT industry. His most recent experience encompasses working with executive-level leadership at innov8id, guiding organizations to use Blockchain innovation to facilitate change, optimize performance and productivity as well as create new business models. Prior to this, he held senior management positions leading product and technology strategies with iconectiv, CMG Telecom, Motorola, O2, and Siemens Nixdorf. He has filed three patents in the ICT area.
His most recent ATIS engagement involved contributing to the organizations’ initiative to devise and deliver a solution using DLT to help combat fraudulent/spoofed telephone calls. The work in this area will continue as he advances the proof of concept for the ATIS DLT initiative, among other work.
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, robocall mitigation, IoT, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, 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.
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