Robert Holden

Lead Technical Staff, AT&T Connected Solutions

Robert Holden

Speaker Bio

Robert Holden, Lead Member of Technical Staff for AT&T’s Device Architecture group, leads technical direction for IoT cellular requirements across both network and device. He also leads AT&T’s requirements for certification of modules and IoT devices. 

Robert was fundamental in AT&T’s deployment of LTE-M and NB-IoT setting feature requirements and the network deployment strategy. He also develops device requirements and ensures device readiness. Robert is also leading the delivery of 5G RedCap to support the next evolution in IoT wireless technology. 

Robert began his career with RFI Global Services in the UK where he was responsible for the GCF and PTCRB certification of cellular devices and validation of new test cases against the 3GPP requirements. Robert then moved on to work for Enfora, a US-based machine-to-machine (M2M) company making cellular modules and IoT tracking devices, where he was Head of Global Certification for Enfora’s product portfolio.

Robert holds leadership positions in PTCRB Operator Steering Group Co-Chair and the PTCRB IoT Working Group where he serves as Vice Chair. He also represents AT&T in the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) 5 G IOT strategy group.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Portsmouth. He has a number of issued patents related to IoT and cellular devices.