Catherine Watson

Sr. Lead Product Mgmt and Development – Public Sector
FirstNet Program at AT&T
Catherine Watson has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. She has been responsible for the design, implementation and performance benchmarking of many complex voice and data network solutions. Within FirstNet she is responsible for Security product marketing including ICAM. Ms. Watson brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience in Strategic planning of IP networks, transmission systems, security, application development and mobility solutions. Prior to joining the FirstNet team Ms. Watson was responsible for providing consulting services to very complex wireline and wireless solutions, prior she managed systems and processes of a Network Operations Center, she also planned, built out and Optimized the local infrastructure and collocation facilities of a large telecommunication service provider. Earlier she coordinated the expansion of new transatlantic fiber system facilities from NY to London while negotiating carrier alliances with several telecom providers and implemented network initiatives based on existing and anticipated network architecture evolution. She joined the FirstNet team in 2015 and played an integral role in the design and development of the AT&T FirstNet solution Educational background includes MS Technology Management (Columbia University); Postbaccalaureate Program in Business (Columbia University), BS: Electrical Engineering –focus: Telecommunications. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.