The Deal Behind the iPhone
U.Va.’s Darden School of Business regularly hosts heavyweights in the business world. On Wednesday, the headliners on the Abbot Auditorium stage were Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, and Walt Shill, Accenture’s managing director for North America.
Shill took on the role of interviewer, while de la Vega discussed his childhood in Cuba, his emigration to the U.S. at age 10, and oh yes, the mega-deal he helped broker between Apple and AT&T that paved the way for the iPhone.
(Both have ties to the Darden School. Shill earned his MBA there in 1986, while de la Vega completed Darden’s Executive Program in 1996.)
Complete video of the hour-long talk after the break.