This is the fourth virtual event of the Best Practices in Reopening Westchester Series.
An Inside Look into Our Digital Connectivity
This event will focus on how the reopening will include further integration and upgrades in our technology in schools, retail, healthcare sector, and a growing remote workforce. Join experts as they have a conversation about the growing importance of a robust digital infrastructure for the remote workforce, providing telemedicine, education, smart cities and closing the digital divide.
Chris has been lead counsel in several precedent setting cases involving nuanced areas of zoning and claims under the Federal Communications, Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts. Chris represents wireless carriers, tower companies, DAS providers, residential and commercial developers, retailers, private associations, and public utilities typically in the states of New York and Connecticut.
Clients consult with Chris on varied aspects of infrastructure and real estate development and frequently seek his advice regarding the Telecommunications Act, New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act, Connecticut’s Public Utility and Environmental Standards and numerous other federal, state and local laws regulating development. He routinely appears before state and municipal land use, zoning and environmental permitting agencies such as local planning boards, zoning commissions and the State of Connecticut Siting Council. Chris has extensive experience in the siting of wireless facilities and telecommunications infrastructure at the local, state and national level.
Chris serves in several leadership roles for national and state trade associations. He is a founding board member of the New York State Wireless Association (NYSWA) and served as its President from 2012-2018. He currently serves as NYSWA’s State and Local Government Affairs Advisor. He was appointed to WIA’s Innovation and Technology Council and chaired a working group focusing on municipal government relations and small cell policy. Chris also serves on the Board of the Westchester County Association and leads its Gigabit initiative.
Shauna Coyne is the director of Innovation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she oversees operations and enterprise technology implementation. At the NYP Innovation Center, our mission is to leverage the latest technology to improve the patient experience, hospital operations, and clinical outcomes for the NYP enterprise through digital healthcare and innovation. Shauna and her team are focused on moving 20% of the business to virtual care. Shauna was one of the original founders of the innovation department back in 2015. Prior to this role, she has worked in various departments at NYP such as Peri-Operative Services and Transplant. She has been at New York-Presbyterian for 7 years.
Shauna is a graduate of University College Cork, Ireland.
Carl is the Director of Radio Access Network for AT&T in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area. In that role, he is responsible for the overall design and optimization of AT&T’s Wireless voice and data network throughout Northern NJ, NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Orange and Sullivan County.
Prior to rejoining AT&T Wireless in January 2004, Carl was an independent consultant for a couple of years, with his own company, working with Nextel Communications to improve their internal processes and procedures for RF Performance, Design and Field Operations.
Prior to that, he owned and operated another consulting company which he built up from a two person company in 1995, to a 20 person company in 1997, before selling to a larger “turnkey key” type company. After selling his business to the larger company, he was employed with that company as the executive vice president of engineering for a number of years where he continued to build the team to a 40 person department and $4 million a year business. During that time, he and his team worked for companies such as AT&T Wireless, Nextel Communications, T-Mobile, Cingular Wireless Interactive, and Lucent Technologies, to name a few.
Carl was with AT&T Wireless in New York from 1992 to 1995, prior to becoming an entrepreneur, where he served as manager of RF Design and Performance in Manhattan. While in that role, his team developed the initial microcell plan for NYC. Prior to becoming manager, he served as a senior RF engineer in New York market responsible for RF Design and Performance in Long Island and Manhattan.
Prior to joining AT&T wireless, Carl worked for NYNEX Mobile Communications (presently named Verizon Wireless) from 1988 to 1992, where he moved his way up from a college intern to RF Area Engineer. In that role, he was responsible for design and performance of several areas throughout New York Metro.
Carl has been working in wireless and the New York market for almost 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Engineer degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.