Brian K. Daly, Assistant VP, Standards and Industry Alliances at AT&T, is a globally recognized technology visionary and thought leader for emerging technologies, focusing on frontiers of technology that transform the industry. Brian identifies the impact of disruptive innovation and telecommunication regulation on the industry, and shapes the development of standards in an open source world to enable the next generation software defined ICT end to end ecosystem. His current focus is 5G and beyond; softwarization; public safety initiatives including mission critical services for FirstNet, earthquake early warning, and wireless emergency alerts; IoT including C‐V2X, Smart Cities, UAS/UAVs; Cybersecurity and national security/emergency preparedness/critical infrastructure protection. Over the years he has contributed to standards in global fora such as 3GPP, ATIS, TIA, GSMA, 5G Americas, IEEE, NGMN, NENA, SAE, and oneM2M. He is a leading contributor to ATIS Board, TOPS Council and Standards Committee initiatives, resulting in the implementation of key industry standards.