Chris Weasler - Participant

Chris has been at Facebook since early 2012 and is Facebook’s lead on spectrum policy and connectivity planning. Chris and his team provide direct support for the Facebook Connectivity Team. He also leads Facebook’s crisis connectivity response efforts including projects for Ebola workers in West Africa, refugees in Greece and Jordan, and those affected by the recent hurricanes. Chris also currently serves on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). Prior to his current role, Chris led the initial formation of Facebook’s Internet.org global connectivity initiative, and has managed Facebook's partnerships with mobile operators. Before joining Facebook, Chris held a range of senior operational roles including vice president of Business Development at LightSquared and vice president of Global Development and Roaming at Sprint Nextel. At Palm he helped launch the first wireless PDA, and at OmniSky, Chris led the product and business development for its wireless portal. He also serves as an advisor to tech startups and VC firms, and has consulted with wireless operators and advised the FCC on a host of roaming and spectrum issues. Early in his career, Chris coded custom software for telco clients while at Accenture, and provided strategic consulting services to international telco clients while at KPMG. He has an undergraduate degree from Marquette University and an MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School.

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Facebook

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Head of Global Spectrum Policy & Connectivity Crisis Response Program