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Chris Rice

Chris Rice is senior vice president of AT&T Labs. He is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of Domain 2.0, the software-centric AT&T network. This transformation uses software-defined networking and network function virtualization to make AT&T’s network faster, simpler, and more scalable.

Prior to this role, Chris was the vice president of AT&T Labs, leading the research and advanced development for the software-centric network. He and his team made advancements in networking and IP network management, network virtualization, big data, speech and multimedia technologies, information systems and visualization, algorithms and optimization and scalable, reliable software systems.

Chris has been with AT&T for over 20 years. He has contributed expertise and focus on wireless and broadband communication systems. He worked on satellite and broadband data communication systems. He also led development efforts for a digital radio-based, pico-cellular base-station, which provided in-building, mobile voice communication on standard cellular phones.

Chris holds over 70 patents. In 2005, he received the AT&T Distinguished Scientist Award.