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John Walls

John Walls joined CTIA-The Wireless Association® in 2004, assuming the position of Vice President, Public Affairs. Walls' primary responsibilities are supervising external and internal communications, which include the association’s web site, www.ctia.org, as well as the efforts of its research and creative staff. He also serves as Treasurer of the Wireless Foundation.

Prior to his joining CTIA, Walls was a television news and sports anchor for nearly 25 years, most recently anchoring the evening newscasts for NBC-affiliate KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2000 to 2004. Walls was a member of the original anchor team for Fox Sports Net and was based in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. He has also served as Sports Director for three television stations, including from 1984 to 1996 for KTUL-TV and KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began his broadcasting career in 1978 at WWVU-TV, a PBS affiliate, in Morgantown, West Virginia before serving as host of the syndicated television program, “PM Magazine” in Texas. Walls has received numerous awards for his work in broadcasting, notably Regional News Emmys for his reporting on methamphetamine in Oklahoma and his on-location anchoring of the Timothy McVeigh execution.

Walls graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.

2014 CTIA Startup Lab Winners

The CTIA Startup Lab announced the winners of its inaugural class at Super Mobility Week. Designed to help seed and growth stage startups secure accelerated connections and investments in the mobile industry, the 2014 CTIA MobileTalks Startup Showcase (first, second and third place) are: Overall Winners Karisma Kidz (London) Wickr (San Francisco) FreedomPop (Los Angeles) [...]

Emmitt Smith’s Wireless Play: SMW 14

Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith is developing a service using near field communication to authenticate sports souvenirs and memorabilia. He explains the product and how his company, Prova Group, believes it can be used by a wide variety of retailers affected by the $1.7 trillion in counterfeit losses that occur every year.

SMW 14: MobileCON Day Three

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2014 MobITs Awards Winners

Announced on the MobileCON Thought Leadership Stage 3, the MobITs Awards represent the most innovative IT solutions that help companies secure their operations and improve their customers’ experience by enhancing performance, efficiency and productivity. More than 50 industry experts, analysts and media examined and scored the nearly 300 entries across CTIA’s three programs to determine [...]

2014 Hot for the Holidays Award Winners

Announced on the Connected Life Zone stage, the Hot for the Holidays Awards recognize the hottest mobile consumer electronics, including gadgets and accessories from entertainment and health to the connected car and home just in time for the holiday buying season. More than 50 industry experts, analysts and media examined and scored the nearly 300 [...]

SMW 14: MobileCON Day Two

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SMW 14: Day One

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Super Mobility Week Starts Tomorrow!

Super Mobility Week officially kicks off tomorrow morning! Here are some of the “can’t miss” events happening over the next three days here in Las Vegas. Keynotes – With a lineup that includes CEO’s of companies such as Lookout, Qualcomm, SAP, Twilio, Twitter and Zappos, Super Mobility Week offers three days of talks from the [...]