ATIS Hires Deakin as Principal Technologist
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | Comments

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) hired Ian Deakin as principal technologist. In this role, he will be applying his extensive experience as a digital transformation professional to advance ATIS initiatives in the areas of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and 5G vertical enablement platforms.

"Ian's extensive experience in leading innovation, change management and developing robust technology strategies will be a strong asset to our technical bench," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. "We welcome him and look forward to putting his expertise into helping our members evaluate and advance new opportunities inherent in our transforming industry."

Deakin has a 30-year career in the information, communications and technology (ICT) industry. His most recent experience encompasses working with executive-level leadership at innov8id, guiding organizations to use Blockchain innovation to facilitate change, optimize performance and productivity as well as create new business models. Prior to this, he held senior management positions leading product and technology strategies with iconectiv, CMG Telecom, Motorola Solutions, O2 and Siemens Nixdorf. He has filed three patents in the ICT area.

His most recent ATIS engagement involved contributing to an initiative to devise and deliver a solution using DLT to help combat fraudulent/spoofed telephone calls. The work in this area will continue as he advances the proof of concept for the ATIS DLT initiative, among other work.

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