Michael J. Zeto III is a seasoned corporate executive and operator with a successful track record of leading high growth initiatives for emerging businesses. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Global Strategy and Emerging Businesses at Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), where he is responsible for creating new revenue streams and business models that contribute to profitable growth. Integral to Boingo’s leadership team, Michael is focused on capitalizing on the company’s unique position in the wireless industry and driving innovation across 5G, CBRS, Wi-Fi 6, IoT and smart cities.
Prior to Boingo, Michael was Vice President, Internet of Things Solutions, and Founder and General Manager for AT&T’s Smart Cities and emerging IoT solutions. In this role he led the business unit’s strategy, product development, business development and go to market plan. He was responsible for IoT-related smart cities, drones, FirstNet and Public-Private partnerships. Michael previously served as AT&T’s Director of Strategy in the Mobile & Business Solutions organization, focused on organic and inorganic emerging growth opportunities across IoT, Big Data, Consumer Engagement and Cloud technologies.
Before joining AT&T, Michael co-founded and served as CEO of Proximus Mobility, a location-based consumer engagement software company. His career also included several general management, corporate development and enterprise sales positions with leading technology companies.
Michael is an established industry thought leader, recognized for leading companies to liquidity events, driving innovation and growth, and receiving multiple recognitions and awards.
An active participant in the Atlanta technology startup community, Michael currently serves on the Metro Atlanta Chamber Board of Directors, Technology Association of Georgia Board of Directors and is active in supporting local and national charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The Boys and Girls Club of America. He previously was a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Industry Fellow. The GRA makes investments in university-related professor led research projects that generate IP that can be commercialized.
Michael’s expertise is frequently published in leading publications, including Fortune magazine. He acts as a mentor and advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. and speaks at events to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.