Chairs & CEO

Mr. JR Wilson

Chairman

AT&T Services, Inc.
Vice President, Partnerships & Alliance

Mr. Wilson is Vice President, Partnerships & Alliances for AT&T Mobility. He oversees AT&T’s domestic and international roaming relationships as well as AT&T’s global Wi-Fi wholesale roaming strategy. In this role, JR is responsible for developing innovative international roaming products and services that create a seamless global experience. He leads AT&T’s Global Machine-to-Machine strategy, platform development, services contracts, negotiations, and carrier relations function through AT&T’s global SIM Platform. In conjunction with this work, he leads international partnerships and alliances for AT&T’s Global Managed Mobility business. Additionally, he is driving growth and transforming the maritime industry through the deployment of 3G networks on cruise ships over satellite.

JR is Chairman of Wireless Maritime Services (WMS), a joint venture of AT&T and MTN Satellite Communications and Chairman of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).

Since joining AT&T Wireless Services (formerly Cingular) in 2001, he has led major wireless development projects in numerous international markets in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Prior to his current position, he served in key roles covering corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture management, international roaming and strategy, and international development.

JR started his career in Seattle with Arthur Anderson after graduating from Syracuse University. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children.

Mr. Chris Bruce

Co-Chairman

BT Global Services
Director of international sales and consulting services

Chris is focussed on developing Mobility strategies for BT and for its international Telco clients across Asia, Middle East & Africa and the Americas. He is also Co-Chair of the Wireless Broadband Alliance and a mentor with the Cognicity Challenge for IoT Smart Cities Start-Ups www.cognicity.london.

Previously, Chris was CEO of BT Openzone, provider of the BT public Wi-Fi service, where he led the deployment of more than 5 million wi-fi hotspots. He also developed partnerships with mobile operators for offload services and with venue partners in the hospitality and travel sectors. Chris led the BT negotiations with Locog to provide public Wi-Fi for the London 2012 Olympics across 9 venues and public areas across the Olympic Park.

Chris has more than 25 years of international experience in the telecommunications industry in a range of general management, product, marketing and sales channel roles. Prior to BT, Chris held roles with Ericsson, Ascom and CASE Communications. Chris has been responsible for business growth in the international data communications, mobile, internet hosting, global voice and wireless broadband sectors.

Mr. Shrikant Shenwai

CEO

Mr. Shrikant Shenwai is the CEO and one of the founders of Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). Under his leadership, the WBA has transformed into a global industry organization with 100 members, including leading wireless & broadband operators and technology companies who are strategically focusing on delivering the next generation Wi-Fi experience that is seamless, secure and interoperable.

With a global experience of more than 25 years in the ICT industry, Mr. Shrikant Shenwai has held several management and leadership roles in telecom, internet, IT and multimedia businesses. After starting his carrier with HP, he founded and successfully grew an entrepreneurial venture in India before moving to Singapore where he worked with leading telecom companies (StarHub & SingTel group), before taking over as the CEO of WBA. He has extensive experience in successfully building and managing partnerships/alliances and a proven track record in taking new initiatives and ventures from concept to operations.

Mr. Shrikant Shenwai is an Electronics & Communication engineer by training. Having lived and worked in Asia for many years, he currently lives on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia with his wife and two children.