Speakers

David Christopher

David Christopher

Position

President

Company

AT&T Mobility & Entertainment

Description

David Christopher is the president of AT&T Mobility & Entertainment. He leads AT&T’s extensive portfolio of consumer entertainment and connectivity services – totaling over 150 million connections and $120 billion in revenue. This includes AT&T Mobility, DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, U-verse TV, AT&T Fiber, AT&T Internet and Cricket Wireless.

David’s scope of AT&T Mobility & Entertainment ranges from profitability, strategy and business development to customer acquisition and retention, product development, marketing, advertising and media deployment. It also includes merchandising for over 5,000 exclusive AT&T stores and 4,500 Cricket Wireless stores.

His team’s focus is to develop products, offers and integrated solutions across wireless, video and high-speed internet. It brings together the worlds of technology, media and communications. He also oversees the award-winning AT&T Developer Program, which gives developers and content creators APIs as well as the tools and training needed to build innovative applications and entertainment experiences – all on the AT&T world-class network and distribution platforms.

David previously served as chief marketing officer of AT&T Entertainment Group, chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility, and vice president of Product Management for AT&T’s legacy mobility brand, Cingular Wireless.

Before joining AT&T, he was vice president, Product Marketing and Management at Palm. He was responsible for all Palm-branded product lines worldwide. He also worked for Apple Computer’s Claris software division and began his career with Sara Lee Corp. in Barcelona, Spain and Gent, Belgium.

He is a board member and past chairman of the Ad Council, the nation’s largest producer of public service advertising to combat pressing social issues. He also serves on the boards of Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and Peter Chernin, and CTIA, which represents the U.S. wireless communications industry.

David holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. David, his wife and their daughters live in Los Angeles.

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