Chris Penrose is the global head of business development for telco at NVIDIA, where he works across the telco ecosystem to drive the growth of NVIDIA’s hardware and software solutions around the world. Coordinating across NVIDIA and partners, Chris helps to create telco specific offerings that leverage AI and machine learning, 5G, edge and cloud computing, and advanced networking. Previously, as the chief operating officer of FogHorn, Chris led the go-to-market efforts across business development, technical sales, strategic partnerships, third-party distribution, marketing, advertising and public relations globally. He helped with strategic planning for the firm and worked with telcos to integrate FogHorn’s edge AI, machine learning and analytics solutions on top of their 5G networks. Before that, Chris spent over 30 years at AT&T and its predecessor companies, leading some of its most important growth areas. Serving as president of AT&T’s IoT solutions, he built AT&T’s IoT business from a startup into one of the most successful IoT operations in the world. He was also the senior vice president of AT&T’s integrated solutions and consulting organization – selling and delivering end-to-end solutions to customers and supporting the partner ecosystem across AT&T’s entire product portfolio.