Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Krish Prabhu Appointed President of AT&T Labs

Krish Prabhu has been appointed president and CEO of AT&T Labs. He replaces retiring president and CEO Keith Cambron, who has led AT&T Labs since 2005.

Prabhu most recently served as CEO of Tellabs. His telecoms industry career began in 1980 at the former AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has served in several telecoms executive positions, including as chief executive officer of Alcatel USA. He also has worked with the start-up and developer communities as a venture capitalist.

Prabhu holds a Master of Science degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also serves as a member of the Board of Visitors at the School of Engineering. In addition, he is a life member of the Development Board of the University of Texas at Dallas.

"Krish has a passion for innovation that fits our culture, and the right professional experience to lead AT&T Labs at a dynamic time in our innovation program," said John Donovan, AT&T Chief Technology Officer. "He'll be a key driver for AT&T's innovation strategy, which focuses on creating an open environment and bringing the best minds together to deliver the best products and services for our customers."

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