Inside the AT&T Foundry: Unique People. Unique Solutions.

August 02, 2017
By Mike Albrecht

The AT&T Foundry is a special place because it offers diversity of thought. It’s filled with many different skill sets. You have left and right brain people in engineering, marketing, legal, supply chain and more. This melting pot of perspectives helps drive unique solutions for the many challenges the AT&T Foundry is given.

Jason Inskeep, an innovation coach at the AT&T Foundry in Plano, Texas is here to tell us more.

What are you working on now?

Right now, I’m focused on 5G. A future 5G world brings much promise. Things like lower latency, greater speed and improved overall network performance brings opportunity for smart homes, automated vehicles, 4K video, connected health and more. It will enable the next generation of network connectivity and a better experience for our customers.

How did you get your job?

I joined the Plano AT&T Foundry as part of the Technology Leadership Development Program. It’s an AT&T rotational program that gives tech-driven employees experience in various parts of the company. I stayed on as a liaison between the Business Solutions team and the AT&T Foundry.

What do you love most about coming to work?

I love being able to align the company strategy with evolving technology. I usually look for commonalities between both. I find there are often opportunities to drive innovation and differentiation in my role. There’s always something new to explore when it comes to our current or emerging products and services. 

Where do you see the technology you focus on going in the next few years?

Our evolution to 5G will be seen everywhere. Much like the evolution of our network over the last few years – our teams are always working to make sure our networks continue to deliver what the customer needs.

It’s challenging to put a box around where it will go. 5G will offer opportunities that will spark many innovative ideas – many we haven’t even thought about. Every day that we look at what 5G could offer sparks a new “What if?” dialogue. 

 What do you do outside of work for fun?

I’m an athletic person. I like spending the wee hours of weekday mornings at the gym. On the weekends, I like to road bike for several hours around the suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth. I’m usually thinking about my next project idea during my early morning bike rides.

When not enjoying myself at the gym, or on my bike, I’m spending the rest of my time with my wife and two little girls. I also like watching baseball and football. 

 

Jason joined AT&T in July of 2009.  His previous roles include sales management and Internet of Things business development. Jason received his BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University. While there, he was also 2-time All-Conference and Co-Captain of the football team. 

 

Mike Albrecht - Innovation Coach at the AT&T Foundry Innovation Center in Plano, TX

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