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Laura Merling

Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Platform Solutions at AT&T

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Laura Merling Biography

Laura Merling was appointed Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Platform Solutions at AT&T Business Solutions in December 2012. In this role, she is responsible for shaping AT&T's strategy for developing and exposing APIs to identify new opportunities for growth for AT&T's business customers; and to define new business models for AT&T Business Solutions. Merling also works closely with the AT&T Foundry Innovation Centers to uncover and implement breakthrough technology for business customers.

Prior to joining AT&T, Merling led Alcatel-Lucent's application enablement business unit where she oversaw the vision and execution of services and solutions that enable the network to be delivered as a software platform.

In her 20+ year career, Merling has held roles in sales, marketing, business development and product management at Fortune 500 companies and venture capital-funded start-ups including Pepsi, Ford, Mashery, Krugle, and Sybase.

Merling is acknowledged as an industry-leading pioneer, serving as Executive Director and CEO of the SDForum from 2002-2006 and earning a coveted SDForum Visionary Award in 2006. Merling is a regular speaker at industry events including the API Strategy Summit and GlueCon. She also holds board seats at the SWIFT Bank Innovation Group, Evans Data Software Development Market Research and Innovation Games, and is actively involved in entrepreneur mentorship.

Merling studied Economics at Oakland University, Michigan, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    Booking fees for Laura Merling, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laura Merling, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Laura Merling?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laura Merling for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laura Merling for your next private or corporate function.
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Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Platform Solutions at AT&T

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Laura Merling Biography

Laura Merling was appointed Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Platform Solutions at AT&T Business Solutions in December 2012. In this role, she is responsible for shaping AT&T's strategy for developing and exposing APIs to identify new opportunities for growth for AT&T's business customers; and to define new business models for AT&T Business Solutions. Merling also works closely with the AT&T Foundry Innovation Centers to uncover and implement breakthrough technology for business customers.

Prior to joining AT&T, Merling led Alcatel-Lucent's application enablement business unit where she oversaw the vision and execution of services and solutions that enable the network to be delivered as a software platform.

In her 20+ year career, Merling has held roles in sales, marketing, business development and product management at Fortune 500 companies and venture capital-funded start-ups including Pepsi, Ford, Mashery, Krugle, and Sybase.

Merling is acknowledged as an industry-leading pioneer, serving as Executive Director and CEO of the SDForum from 2002-2006 and earning a coveted SDForum Visionary Award in 2006. Merling is a regular speaker at industry events including the API Strategy Summit and GlueCon. She also holds board seats at the SWIFT Bank Innovation Group, Evans Data Software Development Market Research and Innovation Games, and is actively involved in entrepreneur mentorship.

Merling studied Economics at Oakland University, Michigan, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • How Telcos Got API Religion and what comes next. Laura Merling

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  • How to book Laura Merling?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Laura Merling for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Laura Merling, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Laura Merling or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Laura Merling?

    Booking fees for Laura Merling, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laura Merling, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Laura Merling?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laura Merling for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laura Merling for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Laura Merling or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Laura Merling or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Laura Merling is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Laura Merling for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Laura Merling generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dyana Valentine, Danielle Levitas, Pam Moore, Martha Rogers and Michelle Nelson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laura Merling for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • How Telcos Got API Religion and what comes next. Laura Merling

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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