Barry Elia

Barry Elia
Assistant Vice President – Managed, Transport, Edge & Cloud Services - AT&T Services Inc.

Barry is responsible for wireline services on the AT&T network including Transport, Managed for the customer premises, as well as Edge & Cloud-based services. In this role, Barry is leading the transition of these services to Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Network technologies that enable optimized delivery in real time. Additionally, Barry has responsibility for AT&T’s Network as a Service, Total Access Orchestration and Hyperscaler Network Integration teams. These Design and Architecture teams are charged with creating cohesive end to end services via a single buy flow using AT&T’s standard API strategy.
Prior to his current role, he was a Lead Member of Technical Staff with AT&T Labs tasked with evaluating AT&T’s long-term strategy as it related to emerging and innovative technologies. This included driving the AT&T Secure Network initiative that laid the groundwork for the AT&T Dynamic Defense Service as well as AT&T’s current Edge Strategy. Barry also spent a number of years as Lead Design & Architect of AT&T’s BVoIP services, including SIP trunking, Hosted Voice, and Collaboration Services as well as leading AT&T’s first implementation of MPLS services. Barry was with IBM Global Network Services preceding AT&T as a Solution Architect who was instrumental in designing the internal IBM MPLS network. Barry has been with AT&T since 1999 and has several patents related to BVoIP as well as Network & Application Optimization.
Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in Managed Information Systems from Colorado Technical University and is a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. Barry currently lives in Virginia with his wife and son and also enjoys spending time with his 2 adult daughters as much as possible.



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