Fifth generation technology, better known as 5G, has already begun to revolutionise the telecommunications industry, and it will only continue to do so in the future. 5G technology is also beginning to change the way we live and 5G networks are helping to bridge the digital divide. We’re taking a look at 10 of the best 5G leaders who are helping to pave the way for the future of 5G.
Chris Pearson, President at 5G Americas
Chris Pearson serves as the current President of 5G Americas, an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. He is responsible for overseeing the planning of the organisation and managing the integration of strategy and operations in technology, public relations, marketing and regulatory affairs.
Edwige Robinson, Senior Vice President at T-Mobile
Edwige Robinson currently works as the Senior Vice President - Central Region, Network Engineering & Operations at T-Mobile. She is responsible for leading teams to build and maintain cutting edge 5G networks. Before moving to T-Mobile in 2020, Robinson worked at the Vice President Engineering Services for Xfinity Mobile, Retail & Convergence at Comcast.
Dr Evaristus Mainsah, General Manager, Cloud, Cloud Pak & Edge Ecosystem at IBM
Dr Evaristus Mainash is the current General Manager, Cloud, Cloud Pak & Edge Ecosystem at IBM. In this role he leads the IBM ecosystem team working with technology hardware manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and Global Systems Integrators (GSIs). Mainash has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University where he taught and researched in the department of Manufacturing Technology.
Nagaraju Cheemalamarri, General Manager and Business Leader, 5G and Emerging Networks at Wipro Limited
Working as the current General Manager and Business Leader, 5G and Emerging networks at Wipro Limited, Nagaraju Cheemalamarri has worked for the organisation for the past 27 years. During this time Cheemalamarri has held various positions such as Technical Manager, Director - Strategic Account and General Manager and Global Client Partner.
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, CEO of Optus
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has served as the CEO of Optus since April 2020 and worked as the Deputy Chief Executive Office before that. Rosmarin has been named as one of the Top 3 Tech CEOs in Australia, the Top 10 Businesswomen in Australia, Top 25 Women in Asia Pacific Finance, and 50 Most Powerful Women in Australian Business.
Robert Franks, Managing Director at WM5G
Robert Franks serves as the current Managing Director at West Midlands 5G (WM5G), the UK’s largest and fist region-wide 5G Innovation company. Prior to joining WM5G, Franks held various positions at companies such as O2, T-Mobile, and Orange. Whilst working for O2 he was responsible for leading the company's new business portfolio where he launched a number of new businesses in sectors including, Internet of Things, WiFi, data analytics, messaging and many more.
Meredith Baker, President & CEO at CTIA- The Wireless Association
Meredith Baker is the current President and CEO of the CTIA which represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. Before joining CTIA in 2014, Baker served as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Comcast NBC Universal. She has also served as a Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) until June 2011 after being appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009.
Sandeep Nag, Director 5G at Capgemini
Working as the current Director of 5G, Industry 4.9, NFV, MEC, ONAP and, IoT, at Capgemini, Sandeep Nag is responsible for working on cross functional roles in Research & Development, Product Development and Management, Business development, Relationship Management and Key Account Management and leading technology initiatives within the company.
Caroline Chan, VP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group, Intel
Caroline Chan has worked for Intel for the past 12 years and is currently working as the General Manager, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group. In this role she is responsible for leading and driving global network infrastructure strategies and deliverables for 5G across the business. Before being appointed as the General Manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division, Chan worked as the director of wireless technology and strategy for six years.
Frank Wilde, Vice President, Global Center of Excellence at SAP
Frank Wilde currently works as the Vice President, Global Center of Excellence at SAP. In his role for SAP’s 5G Council, Frank Wilde is passionate about the innovative role SAP is playing around the world in the deployment of the technology, and the opportunities that 5G brings. Before joining SAP, Wilde worked for various technology giants such as Apple, Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).