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John Donovan

Chief Strategy Officer and Group President at AT&T Technology and Operations


John Donovan is responsible for the corporate strategy function, technology development, network deployment and operations and AT&T's transition to a software-defined network. His responsibilities also include oversight of the company's global information, software development, network technology and big data strategy; AT&T Intellectual Property, Labs and Foundry innovation; IT and digital planning, engineering, implementation and operations; network planning, construction and operations including security; field operations, installation and maintenance; global supply chain; and corporate fleet operations. John 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. He was previously Executive Vice President of Product, Sales, Marketing and Operations at VeriSign Inc. Prior to that, he was Chairman and CEO of inCode Telecom Group Inc., where he helped shape strategic direction and positioning for wireless network operators around the globe. Before tha he was a partner with Deloitte Consulting, where he was the Americas Industry Practice Director for Telecom.

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