Chris Penrose

Global Head Business Development - Telco, NVIDIA

Chris Penrose

Speaker Bio


As the Global Head of Business Development for Telco at NVIDIA, Chris works across the telco ecosystem to drive the growth of NVIDIA’s hardware and software solutions around the world. Coordinating across NVIDIA and partners, Chris helps to create telco specific offerings that leverage AI/ML, 5G, Edge/Cloud Computing, and Advanced Networking.



Most recently, as the COO of FogHorn, Chris led the go-to-market efforts across business development, technical sales, strategic partnerships, 3rd party distribution, marketing, advertising and public relations globally. Including the strategic planning for the firm and working directly with Telcos around the world to integrate FogHorn’s Edge AI/ML and Analytics solutions on top of their 5G networks.



Previously, Chris spent over 30 years at AT&T and its predecessor companies, leading some of its most important growth areas, serving as President of AT&T’s IoT Solutions organization, building AT&T’s IoT business from a startup into one of the most successful IoT operations in the world. He was also the Senior Vice President of AT&T’s Integrated Solutions and Consulting organization – selling and delivering end-to-end solutions to customers and supporting the partner ecosystem across AT&T’s entire product portfolio. During his time at AT&T, he built domain expertise in IoT, Wireless, 5G, Edge Computing, Next Generation Networking, as well as vertical expertise across Connected Cars, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Public Safety, Fleet, Smart Cities, Robotics and Drones.