President of Emerging Devices
As the head of AT&T's Emerging Devices team, Glenn Lurie is the man who negotiated exclusive deals for both the Apple iPhone, and most recently, the iPad. But, despite AT&T's ability to grow its arsenal of product offerings, consumers have complained loudly about frequent lapses in the telecom giant's network and its difficulty in supporting the increased traffic. How AT&T will fix this and what it will do if (when?) Apple moves to another carrier next year are obviously a key topic, as well as what will happen as even more new devices create a looming saturation point for the wireless industry.
Prior to entering the wireless industry, Lurie was a professional soccer player for teams representing Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Portland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Marketing from Seattle Pacific University.