Ken Riordan

Principal Architect, Nokia Federal Solutions

Speaker Bio

Ken Riordan is the Principal Architect of Nokia Federal Solutions and the President of the HAPS Alliance. He assists U.S. Federal Government customers to develop and launch communications networks with Nokia’s end-to-end solutions. Specializing in radio access networks and tactical edge solutions, Riordan is focused on bridging commercial technologies with the unique demands of the Federal Government. Prior to joining Nokia, Riordan was Head of Product Management, Connectivity Solutions at Loon LLC (an Alphabet company). Loon was a pioneer in high-altitude platform station (HAPS) technology, having launched the first ever commercial HAPS networks. While with Loon, Riordan helped form the HAPS Alliance and served as the Alliance’s first President. Riordan now represents Nokia on the Board of Directors and serves as the Alliance’s President. Throughout his career, Riordan has developed products for both mobile devices and network solutions and worked to launch networks that span the full history of cellular communications standards including AMPS, GSM, CDMA, WiMAX, LTE and 5G.  Riordan currently serves on the Board of the National Spectrum Consortium.  He served on the Executive Board of the Small Cell Forum and as Technical Committee Chair and Forum Vice-chair for the Wireless Innovation Forum.  He has been a contributor to 3GPP and has supported regulatory and export control policy development for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Commerce (DOC). Riordan holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.