They want to bring the next billion online, but it's not going to be easy
Arun Bhikshesveran, Ericsson
Chris Weasler, Facebook
Kevin J. Delaney
Arun Bhikshesvaran has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has been with Ericsson since 1995 and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Ericsson. In this capacity, Bhikshesvaran is responsible for driving the global marketing strategy focused on enhancing Ericsson’s role in the evolving Networked Society.
Bhikshesvaran’s most recent position was Sr Vice President of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer for Ericsson North America. Prior to that he has served in a variety of roles within the industry including Multimedia and Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Solutions and Integration, Field Engineering, R&D and Global Product Marketing.
Kevin J. Delaney
Kevin Delaney is editor in chief and president of Quartz. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between hardship postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering Internet companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor of WSJ.com, where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal’s online readership and championed innovative journalism projects that went on to win prizes. Early in his career, Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney Magazine and a TV producer in Montreal. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Chris leads the strategy, operations, and partnerships for Internet.org, the Facebook-led alliance focused on driving affordable Internet adoption globally. Previously, Chris managed Facebook's partnerships with mobile operators. Prior to Facebook, Chris was VP of Business Development at LightSquared and VP of Global Development and Roaming at Sprint Nextel. During his career he has consulted with start-ups, wireless operators and also provided consultation to
the FCC on a host of roaming and spectrum issues. Early in his career, at Palm he helped launch the first wireless PDA, and at OmniSky, Chris led the product and business development for its wireless portal. He has an undergraduate degree from Marquette University and an MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School.