Faraz Hoodbhoy Director of Outreach, Ecosystem & Innovation, AT&T
Faraz Hoodbhoy is the Director of Outreach, Ecosystem & Innovation at AT&T. Faraz and his team are the ‘front door and face’ of AT&T to the innovator ecosystem. He works with startups, entrepreneurs, VCs, and big company innovation teams to help ensure the best ideas are connected with the most relevant principals in AT&T. Faraz and his team meet with more than 500 innovators a year.
He has 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in the mobile software space and, prior to AT&T, was the founder & CEO of PixSense ($20M in VC funding, 40M subscribers, 35+ carriers, 120 employees, sold in 2011). An engineer with a BSc degree from Rensselaer, he is co-author of “Applied XML – A Toolkit for Programmers”, one of the first ten books on XML. Outside of AT&T, Faraz actively mentors several startups and entrepreneurs, and serves as a Course Mentor to the Entrepreneurship & Venture Finance Courses at UC Berkeley’s School of Engineering & Haas School of Business.
A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.
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