WITI Hall of Fame

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Orna Berry Orna Berry
Corporate VP, Growth and Innovation, EMC Centers of Excellence United States and, EMC Corporation

Jennifer Pahlka Jennifer Pahlka
Founder and Executive Director, Code for America

Kim Polese Kim Polese
Chairman, ClearStreet

Kris Rinne Kris Rinne
Senior Vice President, Network & Product Planning, AT&T Services, Inc.

Lauren States Lauren States
Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University



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Featured Profile


Kris Rinne

Kris Rinne

Senior Vice President, Network & Product Planning, AT&T Services, Inc.

Inducted in: 2014

Kris Rinne is responsible for planning the evolution of the AT&T Global IP backbone, mobility core, radio access roadmap, wireless device requirements and certification, and the technical solutions for AT&T’s services.

She and her team lead the network performance analysis for wireless access, like the implementation and expansion of the 4G LTE network.

Previously, Kris served as Cingular’s chief technology officer with similar responsibilities.

Kris and her team have been involved in many industry firsts, including the world’s first wide-scale launch of UMTS/HSPA in 2005, the initial iPhone launch, and the distributed architecture for 4G LTE in 2011.

She is the chair of the board of governors for 4G Americas, on the board of the Next Generation Mobile Network organization, and is the chair emeritus for the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions.

Kris was in the Top 10 Most Influential Women in Wireless list by Fierce Wireless in 2013 and 2012. In 2012, she was listed in the Top 100 Leaders in STEM by "STEMconnector." The Wireless History Foundation named Kris a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Wireless Hall of Fame.

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