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March 26-29, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
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Josh Goodell

AT&T Business
VP, Edge Solutions
Josh Goodell is currently delivering market-leading capabilities that provide AT&T’s business customers dynamic, virtualized and intelligent edge solutions. With a focus on both premise and cloud technologies, Josh is expanding AT&T’s core networking value proposition to customer’s endpoints by delivering on the promises of software-defined networking – improved end-to-end performance, security and control.

Over his tenure with AT&T, Josh has focused on driving transformation at scale. Prior to his current role, Josh led the initiative to redefine the way AT&T Business delivers software-centric solutions. In 2014, Josh debuted AT&T's first deployment of software-defined networking capability, AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand. Recognized as one of AT&T's largest and most complex Agile Development transformations, his team scaled the service to over 1,000 customer networks across 170 metropolitan areas within 10 months. He was
recognized for his work by FierceTelecom, with the publication naming him an “Emerging Innovator in Wireline: Future leaders to watch in 2015.”

Josh later introduced the company’s first virtualized service, AT&T Dedicated Internet on Demand in over 170 metropolitan areas in a matter of months. He then expanded AT&T’s virtualized offerings by spearheading the delivery of AT&T’s first global software-based solution AT&T FlexWareSM in July 2016. Under Josh’s leadership, FlexWare has expanded to more than 200 countries, and continues to add new virtual network function (VNF) options for its customers. AT&T Network on Demand solutions are now being used in more
than 6,000 locations across the globe, and have received many industry awards from leading publications such as Light Reading and FierceTelecom, to technology associations like MEF.

Prior to leading Network on Demand, Josh initiated the transformation of AT&T's Wi-Fi business to drive growth in a highly competitive environment. He introduced new business models such as Analytics as a Service and Advertising Monetization while shifting the architecture to a cloud model to reduce the overall cost of customer solutions.

A proven operator, Josh led a large network operations team that provided core AT&T services to customers. His teams’ consistently rated in the top 25 percentile across the company. He also led large call center teams and was one of two general managers recognized for "Going Beyond the Call” for his work leading force operations within all of California's consumer organization.
Josh enjoys mentoring managers across the business and was recently selected to promote diversity and gender equality throughout AT&T. Josh has served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement in Northern California. A California native, he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology from The University of California at Irvine.