Inventor, Entrepreneur & Futurist
Martin Cooper is a pioneer in the wireless communications industry, an inventor, entrepreneur and executive. He has had been a contributor to the technology of personal wireless communications for over 50 years. While at Motorola, he conceived the first portable cellular phone in 1973 and is cited in the Guinness Book of World Records for making the first cellular telephone call. He has been referred to as the father of portable cellular telephony and is recognized as an innovator in spectrum management.