As product marketing manager, Christopher Aron provides innovation and marketing expertise to product launches for AT&T’s Location Information Services networked-based location solution. His specialized knowledge in launching products, solving problems, and building relationships helps Chris “speak” innovation in the company, while also preserving the “wisdom” that has kept AT&T a dominant market force for over a century.
Chris’ passion for innovation relies on his good listening skills, which help him turn understanding into creative solutions. He refers to a favorite quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes in negotiating this challenge: “It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” An innovator himself, Chris is the co-author of a patent for controlling an onboard starter-interrupt device by cell phone.
Prior to working at AT&T, Chris has had a long career in telecom, beginning with Ericsson after graduating college. He was the vice president for PassTime, which provided machine-to-machine (M2M) vehicle tracking, where he was in charge of product development and marketing. He was also the head of marketing a digital agency that worked with major brands. There he specialized in customer-facing applications, for example making the complete national geographic library PC-accessible on hard drive. Chris also worked in international business development for Acterna (now JDSU) launching software solutions around the globe.
Chris earned a BA in Economics from UCE in Birmingham, England and an MBA from Webster University. When he’s not busy shifting paradigms at work, he enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with friends and family. Chris’ love of innovation and being “outside of the box” extends to his love of history, where he enjoys unique spins of the history of civilization, notably enjoying such works as Salt, and A History of the World in 6 Glasses.
Most of us are familiar with smart-phone client-based mapping applications, which allow you to use your mapping application on your smartphone to find a nearby business or get directions. Network-based location on the other hand is not as well known. Network-based location using cellular networks has been around a couple of years now, using tier one domestic and international carriers to derive cellular devices location (feature and...