In today's competitive business landscape, there are many obstacles to developing a successful wireless strategy. Whether you are in charge of developing a state-of-the-art smartphone, launching an innovative mobile game, devising a successful enterprise strategy or building a reliable and spectrum-efficient LTE network, there are many challenges you will have to overcome to meet your goals.
We considered all these factors and more when we selected this list of the 2012 Rising Stars of Wireless. These are the talented people who we think are worth watching in the coming year because they have been charged with some pretty daunting tasks.
|Ed Chao, senior vice president of engineering at MetroPCS|
|David Ko, chief mobile officer at Zynga|
|Alec Saunders, vice president of developer relations at Research In Motion|
|John Stankey, chief strategy officer at AT&T|
|John Stratton, president of Verizon's Enterprise Solutions Group|
|Iyad Tarazi, vice president of network development and engineering at Sprint Nextel|
|Chris Weber, president of Nokia North America|
Clearly, there are many wireless executives in the U.S. doing great things. But we think the decisions and choices that these seven people will make in the coming year will have a long-lasting impact on the companies where they work as well as on the entire wireless industry.
These are the people we think will play a critical role in wireless in the coming year. Will they rise to the top? --Sue
P.S. Check out our rising stars from 2011 and 2010.