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Ben Easterling
Strategic Alliance Lead AT&T IoT Smart Cities at AT&T


Ben Easterling is Strategic Alliance Lead of AT&T Smart Cities, a business unit inside of AT&T’s Internet of Things Solutions. Ben is responsible for the ecosystem of solution providers & strategic alliance partners that drive the product development, business development and go-to-market strategy for AT&T’s Smart Cities initiatives.

As a Strategic Alliance Lead, Ben is responsible for finding & cultivating strategic relationships with the right best in class companies with the best in class technologies that builds a robust ecosystem of partners leveraging AT&T’s 4G LTE connectivity to deliver a complete solution to Cities.  These include Fortune 100 companies like GE, Hitachi, and Southern Company. This solution delivers economic development, public safety, transportation, and sustainability benefits to the City to improve operational efficiencies for the city and improve the quality of life for their citizens.

Ben was previously with GE as Director of Sales in the GE Energy Management / Digital Energy group and prior to that held numerous leadership positions within Southern Company during his 28-year career.  Ben has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University.

Currently, Ben chairs the City of Alpharetta Recreation & Parks Commission. He also is very active in supporting local and national charities, including Rotary International, the American Red Cross, YMCA, and American Partners Corporation – mentor’s vete