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Steve Sharkey - Participant

Steve Sharkey is Senior Director, Chief Engineering and Technology Policy in T-Mobile’s Government affairs office in Washington, DC.   He has overall responsibility for T-Mobile’s technical policy agenda and manages a team of technical experts to achieve the company’s policy goals.  A priority focus is policies that ensure that T-Mobile has access to sufficient spectrum as it deploys the next generation of broadband services. 

In addition to his role at T-Mobile, Mr. Sharkey is also a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, which advises the Administration on spectrum-related issues and policies.

Prior to joining T-Mobile, Mr. Sharkey was Senior Director, Regulatory and Spectrum Policy in Motorola’s Global Government Affairs office in Washington, DC.  where he had overall responsibility for Motorola’s global regulatory and advocacy efforts.  Efforts are primarily focused on policies related to spectrum management and broadband deployment and use, including working with U.S. regulators, the ITU, and other regional bodies to implement a long-term vision that facilitates a global framework for broadband growth and public safety.  He managed a global technical, regulatory and advocacy team that includes expertise in a wide variety of spectrum, technology and trade related issues.  

Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Sharkey was the lead technical representative for the Washington, DC office of AirTouch Communications.  In this capacity he worked on a number of spectrum and mandate related issues, including CALEA, TTY, and location based initiatives.  Prior to AirTouch, Mr. Sharkey served in a variety of roles at the Federal Communications Commission, including in the Office of Engineering and Technology, where one of his responsibilities was as an alternative liaison representative to the IRAC, and as Chief, Satellite Engineering Branch in the International Bureau.

Mr. Sharkey has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

Background

Organization

T-Mobile

Title

Senior Director,
Chief Engineering and Technology Policy