VP & GM, Smart Cities
Michael Zeto is Vice President and General Manager of AT&T Smart Cities. Michael is responsible for the teams that drive the overall strategy, product development, business development and go-to-market strategy for AT&T’s global smart cities business, drones, IoT/FirstNet and public private partnerships.
Michael previously served as a Director of Strategy in AT&T’s Mobile & Business Solutions organization, focusing on M&A and emerging growth opportunities in the areas of IoT, Big Data, Consumer Engagement and Cloud technologies.
Prior to joining AT&T, Michael was the co-founder and CEO of Proximus Mobility, a location-based consumer engagement software company. Throughout his career, he has successfully served in various general management, corporate development, and enterprise sales roles with various technology companies.
Michael is an Industry Fellow with the Georgia Research Alliance, an organization that makes investments in university professor-led research projects that generate IP for commercialization. He is also an active participant in the Atlanta-based technology startup community, serving as a mentor and advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs. To this end, Michael regularly speaks at events throughout the country to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship. Michael is also a Corporate Advisor for Forte Ventures LP and serves on the Advisory Board of Lab Atlanta in partnership with the Lovett School.
Currently, Michael serves on the Board of Directors and Chairs the IOT.ATL Executive Leadership Committee for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He also is very active in supporting local and national charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Boys and Girls Club of America, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.