Anne Lee

Naperville, IL, USA
CTO Partner


ANNE Y. LEE is a Bell Labs Fellow currently working as a CTO Partner in Bell Labs CTO on Technology Strategy and Architecture supporting the CTO and CEO by analyzing the evolution of key technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence) and the overall network architecture to identify new directions for the industry and the impact and requirements on the company's portfolio.  Prior to this, Anne was the CTO of IMS Innovations.  In this role, she initiated and drove next generation IP communications solutions such as WebRTC as well as worked on creating the vision and initiating the work for future IP communications.  She has also previously worked in both the Wireless CTO and Wireline CTO organizations.  Anne has over 30 years of experience at Nokia (AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nokia). 

She is the original IMS technical team leader for Lucent Technologies working closely with the standards team from the beginning – circa 1999 – to pioneer the multi-access, globally interoperable IP communications system being deployed worldwide today.  2019 was the 20th anniversary of IMS with over two billion devices deployed utilizing VoLTE, VoWiFi, fixed voip, and RCS services.  Adoption of IMS continues around the globe into 5G and beyond.

Anne is a technologist at heart and an electrical engineer and computer scientist by training.  She became a Bell Labs Fellow in 2005.