Brian K. Daly

AT&T Fellow | AVP Standards & Industry Alliances, AT&T

Brian K. Daly – AT&T Fellow | AVP Standards & Industry Alliances, is a globally recognized technology visionary and thought leader for emerging technologies, focusing on frontiers of technology that transform the industry. Brian identifies the impact of disruptive innovation and telecommunication regulation on the industry, and shapes the development of standards in an open source world to enable the next generation software defined ICT end to end ecosystem. His current focus is 5G and beyond; softwarization; public safety initiatives including mission critical services for FirstNet, earthquake early warning, and wireless emergency alerts; IoT including C‐V2X, Smart Cities, UAS/UAVs; Cybersecurity and national security/emergency preparedness/critical infrastructure protection. Over the years he has contributed to standards in global fora such as 3GPP, ATIS, TIA, GSMA, 5G Americas, IEEE, NGMN, NENA, SAE, and oneM2M. He is a leading contributor to ATIS Board, TOPS Council and Standards Committee initiatives, resulting in the implementation of key industry standards.

Brian represents AT&T on the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC), where along with other industry experts are tasked to assist the FCC to identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting America’s competitiveness and job creation in the global economy. Brian currently co‐leads the TAC’s 5G/IoT working group, and previously led the shaping of a national objective for Mobile Device Theft Prevention. Brian’s leadership is also reflected in additional federal advisory committee and industry initiatives, including working groups under the FCC’s Communications Reliability, Security, and Interoperability Committee (CSRIC) and the White House/National Science Foundation Advanced Wireless Platforms Research initiative. Brian is a member of the FBI’s Infragard partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector promoting mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of Critical Infrastructure.

Brian is a current Board Director of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO), and is a past Board member of the IEEE Communications Society Standards Development Board. He is chair of the SAE’s Cellular V2X Advanced Applications Task Force, co‐chair of the ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative Critical Infrastructure & Environment working group, Chair of the North American Fraud Forum and Security Group under the GSM Association’s North American Regional Interest Group, represents ATIS on the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council Board, leads 5G Americas Strategic initiatives, and is a member of CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group. Brian holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University with an emphasis in electromagnetic engineering (antennas and microwaves) and communication systems. He holds over 160 patents in telecommunications, public safety, and cybersecurity.