Senior Vice President of Product Development and Operations, Sprint
|Fared Adib is in charge of all product strategy,
planning, portfolio (handsets, smartphones, tablets, embedded devices,
and M2M), vendor management, engineering, logistics, development, device
quality, software services, and application platforms. He is
responsible for procuring over $10 billion of devices and services for
the prepaid, postpaid and wholesale businesses.
Due to his expertise of the telecommunications industry Fared has been quoted in Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Engadget, CNET, and other national publications. Fared was also recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the Smartest People in Tech in 2011 and by Ingrams Magazine as 40 Under Forty for 2012.
Prior to Sprint Nextel, Fared held various engineering and product development roles for IBM and Sun Microsystems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Missouri and an MBA from University of Chicago.
Co-Founder and CEO, Path
|Dave Morin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Path, the smart journal that helps you share life with the ones you love. Prior to founding Path, Dave was an original member of the Facebook team, where he played a variety of product, marketing, strategy, and management roles helping to expand Facebook’s ecosystem to grow to now more than 901 million people worldwide. Among his achievements during his time there include co-inventing Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect, which were created to make the Internet more social by connecting Facebook to now over nine million apps and websites.|
Chief Executive Office, Sprint
|Dan Hesse was named chief executive officer of Sprint Nextel in December, 2007.
Prior to his appointment as Sprint CEO, Hesse was the Chairman and CEO of Embarq Corporation, a $6 billion telecommunications services company. From 2000 – 2004, he served as Chairman, President and CEO of Terabeam Corporation, a wireless telecommunications technology company.
Hesse spent 23 years at AT&T. From 1997 – 2000, he served as the President and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services, at the time the United States’ largest wireless carrier.
He received a BA from Notre Dame, an MBA from Cornell, and an MS from MIT where he was awarded the Brooks Thesis Prize.
He has been named “Most Influential Person in Mobile Technology” by LAPTOP magazine, Wireless Industry “Person of the Year” by RCR magazine, “Executive of the Year” by Wireless Business and Technology magazine, one of the five “Best Turnaround CEO’s of All Time” by Fierce Wireless, one of the “Top 20 CEO’s” by Glassdoor (for highest employee approval ratings), and he received Wireless Week magazine’s Leadership Award and Cornell’s L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award. He was appointed by President Obama to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and serves on the National Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.