ATLANTA, GA–February 02, 2017– The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today announced that Glenn Lurie President and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations, will be one of the keynote speakers at the annual Georgia Technology Summit on March 23, 2017.
Lurie is responsible for the operations of the mobility business as well as the overall customer experience across all consumer services including entertainment, video, home broadband and wireless – which includes all sales and distribution, service and operations of wireless.
Lurie started his technology career in the early days of the wireless industry at McCaw Cellular after playing professional soccer in Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Portland. Over the past two decades, he helped usher in the modern smartphone era by leading AT&T’s negotiations to introduce the first iPhone and iPad.
Since then, Lurie led the formation of new businesses at AT&T including the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) business which now boasts 30 million connections, including 10 million cars. He also built AT&T Digital Life, the company’s home automation and security business, and launched Aio Wireless – now Cricket Wireless. All of these new ventures are based in Atlanta.
Lurie has also served as President of National Distribution, President of AT&T’s West region, Regional Vice President for the California/Hawaii region and Vice President and General Manager for the Los Angeles/Southern California market.
“As a true innovator at one of the nation’s largest technology companies Glenn Lurie is constantly pushing the boundaries and yielding great results for his company and for Georgia,” said Larry K. Williams, TAG President/CEO. “He is a true success story and TAG is thrilled to welcome him as a keynoter for this year’s Summit.”
For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit please visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/georgia-technology-summit/
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.