Author: James Willett

James Willett is Vice President of Technology for Digital Defense and Digital Performance solutions at Neustar. In his role, James ensures the Neustar Digital Defense and Digital Performance solutions provide clients with the protection and stability needed to maintain a competitive advantage. In this effort, he oversees a team of engineers and industry experts who are dedicated to continuous innovation and providing the most advanced web-based security solutions and services possible. In his 20+ year career, James has excelled at delivering winning management strategies with customers and team members alike, producing results while solving customer and business problems. At Neustar, James has led product management, professional services, customer success and sales engineering teams spanning both Security and Marketing solutions. James joined Neustar through the UltraDNS acquisition where he was responsible for expanding service offerings into what is now known as the DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (IPAM) or DDI space. Prior to Neustar, James founded JaTell, a boutique-consulting firm specializing in engagements with Fortune 500 clients and critical Internet infrastructure providers. As Director of Professional Services for MainNerve, Inc., James was operationally responsible for managing all consulting processes and customer service delivery, including the company's high-stakes information security clients. Prior to MainNerve, James held various systems engineering and consulting positions where he was responsible for maintaining IT systems and applications in production environments. Earlier in his career, he served with the United States Marine Corps as a Communications-Electronics Maintenance Chief. While in this role, he managed the maintenance and repair of all radio, telephone, switchboard and computer systems for combat-ready units, including all test equipment, manuals and Marines. James holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.


5G is no longer just on the horizon—it is coming, and soon. In fact, the World Economic Forum recently found that businesses will be able to benefit from 5G technology as early as next year. Despite there being no clear standards set just yet, operators and network equipment manufacturers are racing to be first-to-market. Nearly all major telecom providers this year made announcements about their initiatives including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Telstra and Telefonica. And in response to this, many enterprises are actively preparing for a 5G future—a recent Gartner report showed that two-thirds of organizations plan to deploy 5G by…

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