The AT&T Foundry™ innovation centers are fast-paced and collaborative environments. AT&T and technology providers work in the AT&T Foundry™ to deliver applications and services to customers more quickly than ever before.
The AT&T Foundry™ works in projects combining business, design and technical resources. Since its launch in 2011, the AT&T Foundry™ has started more than 200 projects and deployed dozens of new products and services. Projects focus on areas of significant business or technology interest and typically involve external startups, innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, and inventors. Projects are organized in short ‘sprints’ designed to determine success or failure quickly.
The AT&T Foundry™ innovation centers represent a $100 million investment from AT&T and sponsors Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft.
The AT&T Foundry™ – along with AT&T Foundry sponsor Ericsson and Andrew Keen, author of Cult of the Amateur and Digital Vertigo – is hosting a series of salon-style discussions called FutureCasts. We’re bringing the brightest minds together to tackle the future of a wide array of technologies.
Each event will bring together more than 50 leading experts – enterprise executives, startup founders, academics, journalists, and public officials – on a technology topic. Our goal: to vet, to debate, and ultimately to spark ideas that will set the course for our collective technology future.
Recent guests have included: Sebastian Thrun from Udacity, Gary Shapiro from the Consumer Electronics Association, David Kirkpatrick of Techonomy, and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.
Mobile and cloud technologies are swiftly changing the way that students learn and teachers teach. Innovative tools have the potential to bridge the achievement and skills gap while empowering a continuum of lifelong learning for all people regardless of age or zip code. In our latest FutureCast, Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun and more than 60 visionaries in the field discuss the future of education in a mobile and connected world. Watch highlight videos of the conversation.
The Internet of Things is having a breakout year. New, smart, and connected technologies are emerging on a near daily basis. Not only are they changing the way we manage our health and fitness, but they also change how we interact with our car and home. In our latest FutureCast, Internet Industry Analyst and Author Larry Downes and visionaries in the field weighed in on the industries shaping the connected life. Watch highlight videos of the conversation.
With the worldwide explosion of new technology-enabled business models, many wonder if the word innovation has become hackneyed. Thought leaders like Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, would argue not. His belief is that organizations need a new approach to innovation, one similar to history’s most famous elite fighting force–the Ninja’s–where agility, creativity, decisiveness, and reinvention are the currencies of success. With the rapid advancement of technology, what are the impediments to innovation and to lasting success? Watch highlight videos from our FutureCast discussion.
AT&T FoundryTM wants to connect with cutting-edge innovators and technologies that will deliver new valuable products and services to our customers. We are looking for technologies that enhance or refine an existing AT&T product or customer experience.