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"As we continue to unlock the potential of 5G and digital innovations, we envision a city where smart infrastructure powers a better New York."
CEO Boingo Wireless
Queens Tech Corner Q&A with Boingo CEO Mike Finley
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Queens Tech Corner recently sat down with Boingo CEO Mike Finley. The Q&A presented by the Queens Chamber is dedicated to showcasing the innovative endeavors of tech leaders in Queens, New York. Read on to learn Finley’s perspectives on the region’s bright future.
How did you get your start in tech?
I was lucky to start my career as one of the first telecommunications agents in the mid-80s, hoping people would adopt mobile communications in their cars. Turns out they did. Today, I’m proud to serve as CEO of Boingo Wireless. My career in telecommunications spans decades, leading the adoption of 3G and 4G technologies, and now 5G. My journey began with a strong belief in the power of technology to improve lives. Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work with brilliant teams and partners that continuously push the boundaries of wireless connectivity, redefining what’s possible.
How have you been working to support your local community?
The next generation of wireless won’t build itself. It’s up to us to inspire, equip and support a diverse workforce in the future through programs that create opportunity and break new ground. Boingo is proud to be a member of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, and to partner with minority-and women-owned businesses. We also support several organizations including New York Hall of Science, Girls Who Code, Path Forward, and Dress for Success, among others. I’m honored to serve on the Regional Plan Association Board of Directors—focused on improving the economic health of the tri-state area and quality of life for its citizens—and Boingo is an active member of the community as part of the Association for a Better New York and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
Why are you excited about the future of tech in Queens?
The future of tech in Queens is incredibly promising. The Queens Chamber of Commerce and the community have long been dedicated to innovation, embracing the benefits of 21st century technology to enhance the lives, businesses and culture in Queens. As we continue to unlock the potential of 5G and digital innovations, we envision a city where smart infrastructure powers a better New York. This connected future opens the door for economic growth, improved public services, and a higher quality of life for all residents.
Article originally appeared on Queens Tech Council.