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TOP 30 influencers in the Wi-Fi industry

by | Sep 21, 2016 | All articles, Public Hotspots | 0 comments

Here is Tanaza’s list of the top influencers in the Wi-Fi industry, those you should follow if you want to find out about the last trends, innovations, forecasts in the industry. CEOs, founders, journalists, marketing specialists, freelancers… these are some of the Wi-Fi gurus influencing the Wi-Fi market.

Angie Wiskocil

Angie Wiskocil is the President of AT&T Wi-Fi, and she is recognized as one of the “IT Most influential” women in 2011. She is actively involved in the Hispanic Association of Communications Employees of AT&T (HACEMOS)

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Claus Hetting

Claus Hetting is the CEO & Chairman of Wi-Fi NOW, he is recognized as a Wi-Fi evangelist, consultant, conference organiser, blogger, journalist, analyst, and TV host.

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Cornel Ciocirlan

Cornel Ciocirlan is responsible for the technology department in EMEA regions for ARRIS.

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David Behr

Director of Liquid Telecom, David is one of the most experienced emerging market Wi-Fi experts.

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Dawn Callahan

Chief Marketing Officer in Boingo Wireless, Dawn is responsible for all consumer-driven revenue, including retail Wi-Fi (Boingo), broadband, and media/advertising .

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Dean Bubley

Dean Bubley is the founder of Disruptive Analysis, he is a thought leader, a highly influential and outspoken technology industry analyst and consultant, specialising in the telecom, mobile and wireless sector.

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Derek Peterson

CTO in Boingo Wireless, Derek is a recognized ‘mover & shaker’ of the Wi-Fi industry. His leadership has driven forward the adoption of carrier Wi-Fi standards – including Hotspot 2.0 – across the USA, and his vast experience in carrier Wi-Fi technology is first-rate.

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Eddie Forero

Eddie Forero is a Wireless LAN Professional, he’s a public speaker, a network designer and a consultant.

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Eric Geier

Eric Geier is a Freelance Tech Writer, book author and blogger. He creates tutorials, advertorials, reviews and whitepapers about technology, networks, consumers, SMBs, etc.

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Eric Law

Chief Revenue Officer in Purple Wi-Fi with 18 years of sales experience. He has held a series of senior positions with Cisco Systems and lead Sales and Business Development teams in the Enterprise sector and Channel.

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Gary Griffiths

Gary is the CEO of iPass, the world’s largest Wi-Fi network. He is a remarkable leader with great vision on how mass-market aggregated Wi-Fi will change the way everyone connects across the globe.

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Ian Challinor

Executive VP & General Manager of AirtTies Wireless Networks for EMEA & APAC regions, Ian Challinor is a highly skilled international sales and management executive with over a decade of experience in PayTV and the wireless industry.

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Jaime Fink
Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of Mimosa, Jaime drives a disruptive wireless alternative solution for gigabit fixed Internet and Wi-Fi applications.

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Jan Buis

Director of Business Development in LANCOM Systems, Jan joined the initial WLAN development organization. He has experience in business development, international sales and product management.

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Jennifer Huber

Jennifer is a Wireless Mobility Solutions Expert with a solid background in supporting, designing, deploying, troubleshooting 802.11a/b/g/n enterprise wireless installations.

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Jessica Scarpati

Jessica Scarpati is a senior communications specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, she writes articles for TechTarget since 2009.

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Jim Forster
Chairman of Mawingu & AirJaldi Networks, Jim Forster is the founder and chairman of NetworktheWorld.org, a foundation to develop communication in Africa and India.

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Johan Terve

VP of the Marketing Department in Aptilo Networks, Johan has more than 30 years of experience working in the IT industry. He was responsible forl business divisions and corporate marketing. He helped amajor IT equipment distributor become the fastest growing company in Sweden.

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Keith R. Parsons

Managing Director at Wireless LAN Professionals, Inc., Keith is known for his wit and broad technical experience. He holds 58 technical certifications. He is author and editor of 30+ technical publications and has created 7 technical industry and vendor certifications.

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Kelly Hill

Editor in RCR Wireless, Kelly currently writes about network testing and measurements, and the use of big data analytics in telecommunications.

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Lee Badman

Lee is a Wireless Network Architect. He has taught classes on networking, wireless network administration, and wireless security. His technical background includes 10 years in the US Air Force as an Electronic Warfare systems technician and Master Technical Training Instructor, and a stint in telecommunications in the private sector.

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Matthew Gast

Director of Product Management in Aerohive and an author for O’Reilly website. Matthew has been active within the Wi-Fi community and led the investigation of certification requirements for new power saving technologies with the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wireless Network Management marketing task group.

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Maurice van den Akker

Maurice is at the head of Product Management “Network & Wireless” in SURFnet, the internet provider for education and research in the Netherlands.

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Peter White

CEO of Rethink Technology Research Analyst and thought leader, Peter writes market forecasts and is a consultant.

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Philip Solis

Research Director in ABI Research, Philip covers topics like mobile device semiconductors with a focus on wireless connectivity solutions and 5G. He has been quoted and published in a variety of industry media, including the WSJl, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, BusinessWeek, EE Times, GigaOm and WiFiNetNews.

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Prof. H Sama Nwana

Executive Director of Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, he is also the author of a book entitled “Telecommunications, Media and Technology for Developing Economies” (2014).

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Roberto Buonanno

Roberto is the Italian Manager of Purch and Tom’s Hardware. Purch is the bigger international brand about IT, it owns websites like Anantech, tomshardware.com, Toptenreview, livescience, mobile nations etc.

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Sebastiano Bertani

Sebastiano Bertani is the CEO and founder of Tanaza, a startup that created its own multi-vendor Wi-Fi cloud-management software.

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Terry Ngo

Co-Founder & CEO of Ignition Design Labs, Terry is a wireless networking engineer that develops new technologies at the heart of the next generation Internet of Things.

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Todd Mersch

Founder & Executive VP for XCellAir, Todd is an Engineer in marketer’s clothing. He is a recognized industry expert with MWC speakership and countless published articles.

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