Seminars & Colloquia
Co-founder & CEO, Bandwidth
"Weapons of Mass Disruption"
Tuesday September 18, 2012 06:00 PM
Location: 1231, EB2
(Visitor parking instructions)
This talk is part of the Fidelity Investment Speaker Series
Abstract: Since launching late last year, republic wireless has disrupted the mobile industry in a way few could have ever imagined. With a Wi-Fi based phone priced at $19 a month, republic has set a new bar and is ushering in a new era of Wi-Fi-first wireless for millions more people. CEO David Morken will talk about what it takes to innovate and challenge the status quo in business today.
Short Bio: Bandwidth is among the nation's largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. The company operates four divisions – inetwork, Phonebooth, Broadband and republic wireless – that all share a mission of transforming the communications industry. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is a profitable company headquartered in Cary, NC with a large remote office in Denver, CO and field offices in eight other cities. As CEO, Morken is responsible for everything that Bandwidth does or fails to do. In 2009, he was named the "Healthiest CEO In The Triangle" by Business Leader Magazine. In 2008 Morken was named one of the Triangle Business Journals 40 Under 40 top business leaders. In 1994, Morken co-founded the Internet’s first online tax filing service, efiling.com. He was called to active duty by the Marine Corps in 1995 and served four years as a Judge Advocate, criminal prosecutor and headquarters company commander. Morken is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and a member of the Virginia Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University Morken resides in Chapel Hill with his wife Chrishelle and their six children.
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