John is Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity at CTIA. He leads efforts to help the wireless industry secure its networks and devices against cybersecurity threats, implement industry technology programs, and advocate for sensible and practical regulations based on industry led solutions. He founded the industry’s Cybersecurity Working Group (CSWG) and serves as CTIA's primary liaison with government agencies on cybersecurity. During his tenure he deployed national technology programs for anti-theft device security, the Location Accuracy Industry Test Bed for 911 services, and the IoT Cybersecurity Certification program.
He holds the Bell Labs President's Award for Innovation and was awarded several Bell Labs patents in the field of wireless network optimization, network design and RF technology. Marinho is the retired Chairman of the TIA TR45 Standards Committee and is the recipient of the CTIA and TIA Industry Service Award for his efforts in setting wireless industry standards. He holds degrees from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management and the New Jersey Institute of Technology in electrical engineering.