Geoff Hollingworth

CMO, Rakuten Symphony

Geoff Hollingworth

Speaker Bio


Geoff Hollingworth is CMO of Rakuten Symphony, which has proven Open RAN and fully virtualized cloud native networks are possible at scale in high density coverage areas.



A software engineer by birth, Geoff was fortunate to be involved in both mobile and the internet as they have started and grown. Geoff first worked at CERN as Tim Berners Lee invented the internet and then joined Ericsson in 1991 as 2G was starting.



Throughout his journey in telecom and cloud, he’s been a software engineer and led research and development, business development, network rollouts, consulting, marketing campaigns and strategic communications for his teams.



Starting in 2012, Geoff was embedded in AT&T, helping to lead Silicon Valley innovation initiatives. Before this, he delivered the world’s first live global mobile sports channel with the Volvo Ocean Race Round the World race. Geoff also served as CMO for MobiledgeX, a startup founded by Deutsche Telekom focusing on the mobile edge computing space.