Geoffrey Hollingworth

CMO, Rakuten Symphony

Speaker Bio

Geoff is the Chief Marketing Officer for Rakuten Symphony, which has proven Open RAN and fully virtualized cloud native networks are possible at scale in high-density coverage areas.

Geoff has been in the mobile communications industry since 2G, starting with Ericsson in 1991.  Throughout his 30-year career in telecom and cloud, he has been a software engineer and led R&D, Business Development, network rollout, consulting, and marketing and communications teams.  

He has been embedded in AT&T, helping their Silicon Valley innovation initiatives and delivered the world’s first live global mobile sports channel with the Volvo Ocean Race Round the World Race and before Rakuten Symphony Geoff was CMO for MobiledgeX, a startup founded by Deutsche Telekom focusing on the mobile edge computing space.

At his core, Geoff is a software engineer receiving his First Class Honors Bachelors degree in Computing Science with the Computing Science Prize of Excellence from Aston University in Birmingham, United Kingdom, with his first experience at CERN writing accelerator beam control software.

Geoff is currently based in Dallas USA.