WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® announced today John Marinho will be its Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity effective March 12. In the newly created role, among Marinho's key responsibilities will be leading CTIA's efforts to help the wireless industry secure its networks and devices against cybersecurity threats and educating policymakers on emerging technologies while advocating for sensible and practical regulations that do not impose unintended consequences. He will also serve as CTIA's primary liaison with government agencies on cybersecurity issues.
"John's 32 years of experience in the telecom and technology industries will be an invaluable asset in the increasingly important area of robust security for our members' customers, their networks and their products. With the rapid pace of wireless industry innovation and development, his expertise will assist our work with policymakers toward achieving the mutually desirable goal of preserving secure wireless communication and to help inform them about the practicalities and challenges of cybersecurity," said Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA.
Marinho previously served as Director for Mobility Solutions at Dell, where he defined the end-to-end mobility solution for enterprise customers and certified the first secure Android implementation for the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to Dell, Marinho held positions in Strategic Marketing, Product Management and Government Affairs at Alcatel-Lucent. During his tenure at Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs he deployed the first wireless broadband 700MHz Public Safety system in Washington, D.C., and implemented numerous commercial wireless broadband networks for carriers around the globe. He also worked at ITT and Canadian Marconi.
He holds the Bell Labs President's award for innovation and was awarded several Bell Labs patents in the field of wireless network optimization, network design and RF technology. Marinho is also the retired Chairman of the TIA TR45 Standards Committee that is responsible for wireless technology standards. He is the recipient of the CTIA and TIA Industry Service Award for his efforts in setting wireless industry standards. Marinho has a MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management and graduated cum laude from New Jersey Institute of Technology in electrical engineering.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the associationincludes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based inWashington, D.C.