John Snapp, VP Technology, Intrado Life & Safety
As VP of Technology for Intrado Life & Safety, John Snapp provides strategic direction and coordination of technical activities within the wireless group and between various departments within the company. Mr. Snapp was the Chief Architect behind the company’s Text to 9-1-1 initiative. Mr. Snapp has served the wireless industry since 1991 and holds 16 patents. He has directed technical groups for various wireless carriers in both engineering and operational roles. He was lead architect in several network nodes that allowed AT&T Wireless to seamlessly bridge the gap between TDMA and GSM. Also at AT&T Wireless, John led the initial wireless deployment of E911 Phase 1 as well as the design, development and deployment of E911 Phase 2. In addition, Mr. Snapp has served as Vice-Chair of TR-45.2 AHES, the standards body responsible for Wireless 911 Phase 2 standards development.