Mr. Lipford serves as the Director Global Standards and Ecosystem Development has over 25-years of experience in the telecommunications industry with 25+ years in the wireless industry. He is responsible for working with Sprint’s Technology Development, Corporate Strategy, Product Development and Network Development teams in defining Sprint’s strategy and direction and in representing Sprint’s strategies and requirements to industry organizations and in building strategic relationships to help drive technology ecosystems supporting these initiatives.
In the 15 years he has been a member of the Sprint standards team, he has been directly involved in many organizations and participated on the board of several including CDG, OMA, WAP Forum and most recently the WiMAX Forum. He has also held leadership positions in many working groups across the wireless industry. Previous to his work in Global Standards, Mark held positions in Product Development, Technology Planning, Network Engineering, and Network operations for both Sprint and BellSouth.