As a veteran of the mobile industry, a board member for 5G Americas, and a sought-after industry speaker, John Baker heads up the business development team at Mavenir, a software company intent on disrupting the market. A visionary and driving force behind Mavenir’s business strategy, John is at the forefront of the company’s drive to change the way operators think about the deployment of their wireless infrastructure - taking a software-focused approach to innovation, with no ties to supporting legacy hardware. Prior to joining Mavenir, John held senior positions with leading wireless companies including GM Mobility Infrastructure, Spirent Communications, VP& GM Network Solutions, CommScope, VP & GM Base Stations at Nokia and VP of Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Pacific Bell Mobile Services. John also contributed significantly in the development of the GSM standards. He graduated with an honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK.