Director, Strategic Advisory Services, AT&T Global Business Solutions Signature Client Group
As Director, Strategic Advisory Services for AT&T Global Business Solutions, Norbert is responsible for sharing AT&T’s innovation expertise for the benefit of clients best poised to take advantage of it, primarily its largest enterprise accounts. Working with AT&T’s key innovation centers, such as AT&T Labs and the Foundries, and drawing on his own decades of experience, he provides innovation thought leadership addressing current industry business challenges. He also shares these insights with technology and business executives at AT&T’s largest enterprise customers.
How do these companies become more and more creative? How do they use innovation to create differentiation in the marketplace and stay ahead of their competition? Norbert is asking and answering these questions every day. He helps enterprise clients rationalize the process of idea crowdsourcing and establish frameworks for effective governance and management of the complete innovation lifecycle.
Having started companies that built their business around new ideas, Norbert knows there is a science to innovation that complements the “art of the possible.” He has fostered innovation at several enterprises, both large and small.
Before joining AT&T in 2011, he served as the Chief Architect at New York Life Insurance Co., where he was involved in developing enterprise strategies for data and voice communications, network security, unified communications and collaboration. During his 30-year career he’s gained deep experience in business development, IT architecture, technology operations, developing startups, and mergers and acquisitions. He has served in several executive positions, including as CIO and CTO of MTM Technologies, President and CEO of DataVox Technologies and Vice President at Salomon Brothers.
He’s also been an active board member of the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA). Norbert has a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from Stony Brook University in New York.
Free time is a highly valuable commodity in his life, but when he finds some, Norbert enjoys sailing and adventure travel. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.
Most organizations recognize the importance of innovation in advancing their competitive position or improving their business processes. However, many may not recognize that successful innovation is built on a framework of component functions, each of which is critical to the overall efficacy of the program. These functions, known as innovation framework components, individually define specific characteristics of the program and...
Traditionally, enterprise innovation occurs as part of a structured effort to address targeted and well-defined organizational objectives. Companies challenged to transform an ineffective business model, increase sales, catch up with competition, or establish a market leading position will often turn to formal new idea creation initiatives to execute these objectives. At AT&T, we’ve built a highly successful crowdsourcing engine...