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Vice President, Industry and Standards Activities - Robert Fish

Robert Fish

Dr. Robert S. Fish is President of NETovations, LLC, a consulting company focused on the creation of communications and networking technology innovation. He is also a faculty member in the Computer Science Department of Princeton University. From 2007 to 2010, he was Chief Product Officer and Senior VP at Mformation, Inc. a company specializing in carrier software for mobile device management. From 1997 to 2007, Rob was Vice President and Managing Director of Panasonic US R&D laboratories working on embedding networking into consumer devices. Prior to this, he was Executive Director, Multimedia Communications Research at Bellcore/Telcordia after starting his career at Bell Laboratories. Besides his many publications, Dr. Fish has been awarded 17 patents. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Dr. Fish has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Standards Association, was Chair of IEEE-SA’s Global Committee, and was a founding member of the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group. He co-edited a series in IEEE Communications Magazine on IEEE standards in communications and networking. During his career, Dr. Fish and his organizations have initiated and managed standards development activities in IEEE, ISO/IEC JTC1, 3GPP, OMA, IETF, ATSC, CableLabs, OSGi, and probably a few others.

He is a member of the IEEE Conferences Committee, and chairs an ad-hoc there on Industry Engagement in Conferences. He is Steering Committee chair and Co-founder of ComSoc’s Consumer Communications and Networking Conference. He is the former chair of ComSoc’s GLOBECOM and ICC Management and Strategy Committee. For his leadership and contributions to the Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, Dr. Fish was the recipient of MMTC’s Distinguished Service Award.