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Mark Cottrell

AT&T Labs
Assistant Vice President
Mark Cottrell leads several areas within AT&T Network Cloud, including Integrated System Test (IST), Production Validation Test (PVT), Operational Readiness Test (ORT), Penetration Test (Security), Tier 4 Production Support, Audit Compliance, and Security. For the overall SDN platform, Mark leads several areas such as End-to-End (E2E) Testing, E2E Triage, E2E Optimization, and E2E Tenant Care.

Mark has held a number of strategic leadership positions within AT&T’s Technology & Network Operations and has cultivated excellence into AT&T’s Business & Entertainment Group Production Operations supporting a base of 160K users and 1,000 applications, AT&T Network Operations Account & Program Management delivering 300+ highly complex & integrated projects annually, and was part of the original core leadership team that designed and launched AT&Ts IPTV service (U-verse) as well as leading the transformation of program/project management for the AT&T Network Operations portfolio to a standardized approach.

Attending Eastern Michigan University, Mark received his BBA in Accounting and then received his MS in Information Systems from Lawrence Technological University
- C-Level strategy and communications
- High energy change leader
- Strong partnership, teamwork and strategic decisiveness
- Proven results through effective decision making, solutions and fiscal management
- Balanced technical and business attributes while leveraging best cost-to-serve-models
- Award winning innovator of a InfoWorld 100 and four AT&T CIO awards