John Kim

Senior Director, Service Provider & Edge, VMware

John Kim has extensive technical and business experience in the telecommunications and wireless industry, spanning from technology startups to Fortune 500 companies. Before joining VMware, John was Director of Connectivity and Distinguished Technologist at CableLabs, responsible for launching and executing new mobile convergence initiatives benefiting the Cable industry. Prior to CableLabs, John was Director of RAN Technology at SmartSky Networks, responsible for driving technical and functional requirements for SmartSky’s air-to-ground (ATG) RAN system, as well as leading R&D activities involving current and emerging innovations to address the market needs and keep the company at the cutting edge of aviation communications. Prior to Smartsky Networks, John was Director of Technology Development at DISH Network, LCC, leading DISH Network’s wireless initiatives in spectrum management, regulatory advocacy, M&A due diligence and standardization activities. At DISH Network, John also led a nationwide wireless build-out program for DISH’s 12 GHz spectrum. At VMware, John is Senior Director at Service Provider and Edge Business Unit focused on delivering Open RAN innovations and developing new telco opportunities.

John holds doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University, respectively.

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